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January 19 FGIA Webinar to Cover Performance Rating for Fenestration Systems, Comparative Analysis Procedure

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure” on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the enhanced analytical aspects of AAMA 2502, a recently updated FGIA document, and the procedures for evaluating air leakage and water penetration resistance. Participants will also learn about the design pressure performance of mulled fenestration assemblies contained in AAMA 450 – another FGIA document that was also recently updated.Presented by Tanya...

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FGIA Announces 2021 Conference Schedule

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has formalized its 2021 conference schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Online registration for the event to be held February 23-25 will open in mid-January. Additionally, at this time, FGIA has decided to host its Summer Conference virtually.FGIA 2021 EventsFGIA Virtual Annual Conference: February 23-25FGIA Virtual Summer Conference: June 22-24FGIA Fall Conference: October 18-21 – Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass - Phoenix, AZ“Although COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to be distributed, the Summer Conference was...

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FGIA Shares Top News Stories, Blog Posts from 2020

This year was the first of FGIA’s existence, and while there were some unexpected challenges, much was accomplished in the last 12 months. We wanted to share some highlights from 2020, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Though COVID-19 understandably dominated much of the news cycle globally, several important industry news topics were also addressed, including the Florida Building Code, an updated FGIA market study, virtual event pivots and window safety.Top 5 News ArticlesFlorida Building Code Changes Highlighted: Lynn Miller, FGIA Southeast...

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January 12 FGIA Webinar to Give Update on Texas Department of Insurance Requirements for Fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “TDI Requirements for Fenestration - New Code Update” on Tuesday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Paul Bove, Engineer at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), this webinar is complimentary and open to the public.As a result of the adoption of new codes, changes have occurred in the TDI windstorm program. This presentation will cover those changes and how they affect fenestration products that are used on structures within the TDI...

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Speakers Share Expertise | FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Highlights

The FGIA Virtual Fall Conference featured several experts sharing important information. Key points from these sessions are highlighted below.“The bottom line is we are going through a weird peak and valley, which will drift its way back to a more normal run. It's just a matter of how we get back to that point.”-Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl, on foreseeing a return to “normal” in probably the second or third quarter of 2021“I want builders to demand a higher quality product that will perform better. I...

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November 17 FGIA Webinar to Give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder” on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will introduce attendees to the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Technical Binder, which includes information required to successfully fabricate a quality insulating glass (IG) unit. The binder contains all active IGMA Technical Bulletins, Technical Reports and Technical Manuals.The IGMA Technical Binder is segregated by category: Design and Development, Voluntary...

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William Babbington Shares Fenestration, Glazing Commercial Design Trends at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

Those participating in the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference heard from an architect and engineer about commercial design trends. William Babbington, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C at Studio NYL, shared insights into some of the more frequently seen and requested exterior trends within fenestration and glazing, including frameless glass options, bird-friendly glass and more.Babbington described Studio NYL as “design oriented, but also collaborative with architects and fabricators.” To understand trends, Babbington said, one needs to understand goals and drivers behind them....

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Oak Moser Offers Leadership Advice for Increasing Influence at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

A senior management professional experienced in leading and coaching teams shared tips for how to increase one’s influence over others at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. Leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, Oak Moser, facilitates FGIA’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), and previewed the third installment of the program during the event. Moser provided steps in setting expectations with others professionally and personally, including connecting with people of different personality and communication styles, leveraging the strengths that go along with those styles...

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Builder Matt Risinger Praises High-Performing Fenestrations of the Future

A high-end builder in Austin, TX, shared the fenestration trends he has seen in the U.S. when it comes to building performance during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. Matt Risinger is the host of the popular YouTube Channel, The Build Show, where he talks about building science, craftsmanship and best practices for building and remodeling. According to Risinger, there has been an increase in questions on his channel from builders about high-performing products.Risinger, who previously spoke at the 2019 Fall...

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Expert Shares Tips for Safety Awareness in the Pandemic at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

At the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference, an industry professional with more than 36 years of health and safety experience shared his company’s best practices for keeping plant workers safe during the spread of COVID-19. Michael Cook, Corporate Safety Director for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, called on employers to do all they can to adapt workspaces and ensure their employees’ safety in the pandemic.Cook began with a reflection on January 1, 2020, when things in the world were somewhat normal – there was...

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