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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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Safety VP Mike Troutman Provides Guidance on Accident Investigation Protocol

Mike Troutman, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. Troutman, a Co-Chair of the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee, emphasized the need for good accident protocol, which not only helps to protect one’s company, but also protects one’s team by finding root causes and removing hazards. Troutman’s session explored steps to follow to achieve consistent accident investigations.“Knowing where to...

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FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Shares Predictions for Road to Economic Recovery

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference heard several predictions about the economic future in 2021, courtesy of keynote speaker and economist Dr. Chris Kuehl. Kuehl, a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, offered a positive outlook on financial recovery, particularly in comparison to the long road taken in 2008 by the U.S. Still, Kuehl conceded there are many unknowns remaining, especially regarding when the global pandemic will be declared over and when widespread vaccinations will be available.“As economists, we...

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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the conference - Tuesday, February 23. Awards were presented by the previous year’s award winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the association and the industry overall.Outstanding Service Award – Joe Hayden (Pella Corporation)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Joe Hayden, Principal Engineer at Pella...

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March 9 FGIA Webinar to Highlight Study of Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.NRCan contracted with...

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Registration Open for FGIA Leadership Development Program Through March 31

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is open through March 31, with the first session taking place April 14. This program is intended to help those who already have industry expertise strengthen their soft skills. Oak Moser, a leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, facilitates this professional education offering, which is a legacy program of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) that will continue to be offered by FGIA.“Leadership equals influence,” said Moser....

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FGIA and AVFQ Finalize Collaboration Agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between l’ Association de vitrerie et fenestration du Quebec (AVFQ) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has been finalized, allowing for the development of mutual synergies that will enable both organizations to best support their respective members. On December 17, 2020, the collaboration was formalized, enhancing the reach and visibility of both organizations while ensuring efficiencies in monitoring codes and regulatory affairs in Canada.AVFQ and FGIA agreed to collaborate by sharing information and offering reciprocal benefits and services...

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Amy Roberts Joins FGIA Staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Roberts as FGIA’s new Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial window manufacturing as well as glass and insulating glass (IG) manufacturing.“Amy has experience as a Technical Committee and Board member at the Fenestration...

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Registration Now Open for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held February 23-25. Back by popular demand, a previous FGIA keynote speaker, economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl, will give a presentation entitled, “Life on the Other Side: What Does the Economic Future Look Like?” Another important event during the conference will be the FGIA Annual Awards Ceremony – in an online format. Early bird registration rates are available through February 10. Register now.“FGIA owes its success and recognition in the industry...

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