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Looking Back on 2022, the International Year of Glass

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly formally approved a resolution designating 2022 as the International Year of Glass. And for FGIA, what an international year of glass (and fenestration) it has been! The Association expanded services in parts of Canada, updated FGIA education offerings, released a new glass safety standard and boasted high turnout at FGIA events all year. There was a lot to be thankful for in 2022, but here are a few highlights.Expanded Canadian FocusIn a follow-up to FGIA’s collaboration agreement with...

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FGIA Takes Member Feedback into Consideration to Book Event Speakers, Content

The final schedule for the 2022 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference is now out! This online event, to be held June 6-9, will feature three expert speakers who will cover what FGIA members want to know more about most: These include things like efforts to improve the energy efficiency of windows in Canada by 2030, highlights from the most recent FGIA fenestration-focused market study and the impacts of mental health and substance use in the construction industry. Register now for virtual access to the FGIA Virtual...

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Another Outstanding FGIA Hybrid Conference Line-up

Following the success of October’s first-ever hybrid FGIA event, I am looking forward to seeing our members again at the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference in Amelia Island, FL! The conference schedule is available, and I am proud to say it is full of technical content and engaging speakers, thanks to our staff team’s hard work and participant feedback.First of all, I know our keynote speaker will be an engaging one – his story is so interesting, Hollywood chose to adapt it in the popular...

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Safety is Top Priority at 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In anticipation of next month’s 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ, we sent out information to our members about the safety protocols and what to expect at the event, for those attending in-person. The health and safety of our participants and staff is of paramount importance, and I wanted to also share that information here on the Member Edge blog. The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, our event venue, will accommodate CDC-recommended spacing for our group under current operating capacity. At this...

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Learn the Latest on Fenestration and Glazing Trends, Forecasts at the FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

FGIA staff is eagerly preparing for the Virtual Fall Conference October 6-8 and we are all excited to share the knowledge and expertise of several speakers. Our presenters will focus on topics our members care about most, like the state of a post-COVID-19 economy, safety awareness during the pandemic, fenestrations of the future, commercial design trends for fenestration and glazing and more. If you haven’t already, you can still get access by registering now. Early bird pricing ends Monday, September 28.If you attended the Virtual...

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Joint AAMA, IGMA Summer Conferences Bring Added Value to Industry

This June, two industry associations and their memberships will meet for one combined event in Victoria, British Columbia for the Joint AAMA and IGMA Summer Conferences. Last year, the leaders of AAMA and IGMA announced the possibility of unifying the two associations, and a vote among both organizations’ members will take place in July. Leading up to that vote, this joint event will give members of each association a chance to experience each other’s conference and have questions about unification addressed. Plus, as an added...

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Share Window Safety Resources on Social Media This Spring

This is an updated version of a blog post that originally ran in April 2017.They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb – we are still in the lion days, but at least it is almost spring. This change of seasons means it’s almost time for warm weather and open windows letting in fresh air. It also means it is time to brush up on some window safety tips, since open windows can be dangerous for young children who are...

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