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A previous version of this Member Edge blog post ran June 11, 2021. This has been updated with current information and a list of recently updated documents for FGIA members’ benefit.

FGIA members know a large benefit to membership is being able to have a say in the development and updating of industry standards and documents. Throughout our history of industry leadership, FGIA has become recognized for the development of comprehensive standards that provide a basis for third-party validation of product performance. We also continue to develop specifications, test methods and technical information reports. In short, FGIA and our members have always been committed to quality. To promote and ensure the highest standards, we are involved in a multitude of activities that monitor the products and processes in our industry.

Since the beginning of 2021, 28 documents have been updated or created with more updates and new documents constantly under review and development. Some of the recently updated or new standards include:

Upcoming documents include:

  • AAMA 509, Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems
  • IGMA TM-5000, Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety

To become involved in document development you can either join by logging into the FGIA website and searching for the committee or task groups of your choice at or by contacting us at

If you want more information about how to sign up for committees and task groups, please watch this brief video tutorial.