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May 18 Webinar to Ease Compliance with Quality Management for Certification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Quality Management for Certification: Compliance Made Easier” on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn best practices for developing and organizing a Quality Management System (QMS) manual, or how to improve an existing one. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.To qualify for certification under the North American Fenestration Standard or National Fenestration Rating Council specifications, in addition to third-party laboratory verification of product performance,...

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FGIA Releases New Document Setting Requirements for Synthetic Laminates for All Substrates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new specification establishing minimum requirements for in-process quality control requirements for applicators of synthetic laminates to substrates used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 664-21, Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Synthetic Interior and Exterior Laminates to Substrates of: Cellulosic Composite, Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Fiber Reinforced Thermoset, Finished Aluminum, Rigid and Reinforced Thermoplastic, and Wood, is now available for purchase.“After having extracted, condensed and updated quality control requirements out of...

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Key Takeaways from Speakers | FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Highlights

The FGIA Virtual Annual Conference featured several experts sharing important information, including economic recovery, plant safety, fenestration installation and design trends. Also during the conference, FGIA recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony. Key points from conference speakers are highlighted below.“We are predicting manufacturing recovery levels in 2021 to be better than 2019, and staying there. We've been coming out of this recession at a pretty rapid clip, unlike in 2008.”-Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist...

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FGIA Updates Specification for Sliding Door, Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated version of a document pertaining to roller assemblies, with or without height adjustment features, for use in sliding doors and lift and slide doors. AAMA 906-21, Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies, was last updated in 2018.“The AAMA 906 task group made quick work of an important update to capture a market trend toward heavy sliding doors,” said Matt Taylor (HOPPE North America), Co-Chair of the FGIA Heavy Duty Roller...

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Window Safety Week Observed April 4-10

As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force, in partnership with the National Safety Council, encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 4-10. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. These measures and levels of supervision have been even more important in the last year, as the spread of COVID-19 has led to many families to stay indoors for long periods of...

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April 6 Webinar to Make the Case for Implementing Quality Management for Fabrication of IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case” on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of implementing a formalized quality management system into a company’s insulating glass (IG) fabrication processes. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, will lead the session, covering highlights including:Making the initial case for implementing...

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FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting Taking Place April 22

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021Virtual Southeast Region Meeting, which will be held April 22. Topics to be covered include wind-driven rain climatology in Florida, changes between the 2010 and 2016 versions of ASCE/SEI 7 as they relate to fenestration, the keys to understanding the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) requirements for fenestration and more.Register now“Manufacturers selling products into the southeast region want to stay up to date on industry matters specific to the area, such as global...

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New FEN-BC and FGIA Collaboration Agreement to Allow for Partnership Between Two Organizations

An official agreement for collaboration between the Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FEN-BC) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) was finalized on February 9, 2021, developing mutual synergies that will allow both organizations to best support their respective members. The collaboration enhances the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring codes and regulatory affairs in Canada.“FEN-BC looks forward to this new partnership,” said Zana Gordon, Executive Director of FEN-BC. “Our organization shares many goals with FGIA, and together, the...

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Sustainability Design Expert John Peterson Shares Commercial, Residential Design Trends

The Director of Sustainable Design and Building Innovation for MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) delivered a presentation entitled "Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction” at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. In this session led by John Peterson, participants learned the latest on sustainability demands and the popular ways buildings are being designed to surpass the highest sustainability and energy-efficiency benchmarks.Peterson began by discussing the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everything, including building design. “The...

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UL Seminar Covers New CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, Principal Engineer at UL, led a sponsored session called "The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained" during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. This new document from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was published in 2020 and encompasses more than 140 pages, mapping out specifications for the installation of fenestration products in buildings of four or more stories in height, and of all occupancies.In Canada, explained Jutras, codes are not divided by usage like commercial...

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