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Keynote Speaker, Others at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to Focus on Technical Expertise, Training

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to welcome Frank Abagnale as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference taking place February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Additional conference speakers and presenters will include an economist and a trio of safety trainers. Participants will also hear a...

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January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units, Part 1” on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The first installment of this series, led by Randi Ernst, President of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit. In a future session, we will delve into a more technically advanced overview and demonstration of the gas filling process, including quality control testing and field testing. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public. (image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)

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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to be held February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Register now for in-person or virtual access. Early bird registration rates are available through February 4. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia...

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FGIA Releases Updated Certification Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated certification document describing recommendations for compliance with minimum Quality Management System (QMS) requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees. AAMA QMSUG-1-21, Recommendations for Compliance with Minimum Quality Management System Requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees, walks licensees through the creation of a QMS, a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. It was last updated in 2016.“For a manufacturing company to function effectively, it has to identify and...

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Coming in 2022: Two FGIA Education Programs Undergoing Revamps

Both FGIA’s Fundamentals of Fenestration and Preventing IG Failures education programs will be overhauled in 2022, ensuring the inclusion of up-to-date content, streamlined delivery and improved user experiences, thanks to more interactive images and videos. FGIA staff will be working in conjunction with applicable task group members to update content and to finalize delivery strategies. FGIA members with an interest in these projects are encouraged to join the FGIA Online Education Committee for general program updates and/or the IG Fabricator Workshop/Preventing IG Failures Task Group...

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FGIA Releases Updated Anodizing Specification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification describing test procedures and requirements for architectural quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. AAMA 611, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This document, which covers anodized finishes produced in bath or continuous coil, was last updated in 2014.“The anodic coatings and voluntary specification of anodized architectural aluminum is used by architects to determine the use of these specifications...

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FGIA Shares Top New Stories, Blog Posts from 2021

As hard as it is to believe, 2021 was only the second year of FGIA’s existence. A lot happened in just one year, so we wanted to share some highlights from 2021, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FGIA’s market study information was of even greater interest than usual, as was the Association’s triumphant return to in-person events this past October. Read on for more of what our members wanted to know about most in 2021.Top...

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Buy Five, Get One Free | Group Discounts Available for FenestrationMasters

As companies plan their finances and goals for the coming year, now is the ideal time to consider room in training budgets for the FGIA FenestrationMasters® Professional Certification Program. This program, an updated version of which was released in 2020, provides affordable staff training for all levels. From sales and marketing to engineering and management, our training covers the full scope of the fenestration industry. Additionally, FGIA offers discounts for group orders, meaning the more you purchase for your company, the more you save....

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FGIA Releases New Technical Information Report Establishing Criteria for Window Gauge Device Locations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new Technical Information Report (TIR) to establish criteria for deflection and permanent deformation gauge device locations in order to meet uniform deflection and structural load test specifications and requirements specific to fixed and compression seal windows such as awnings, hoppers, projected products, casements, tilt-turn/dual-action products and parallel opening windows. AAMA TIR-A18-21, Structural Test Deflection and Permanent Deformation Gauge Placement for Fixed and Compression Seal Windows, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase.“This is the...

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November 16 Webinar to Offer Glass Cutting, Washing Demonstration, Q&A

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Glass Cutting & Washing Video Demonstration and Live Q&A with Industry Expert, Bill Lingnell” on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the proper techniques and safety requirements associated with glass cutting and washing. It will present a video demonstration of these processes, followed immediately by a live question and answer session with Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The video presentation,...

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