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FGIA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, Sloped Glazing Systems

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and/or water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products. AAMA 503-24, Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. This document was last updated in 2014.“This specification provides a...

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FGIA 2024 Summer Conference Speakers to Highlight Building Design Testing, Challenges and Legislation

Speakers at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Summer Conference June 3-6 will share knowledge about various aspects of building design, including creating natural disaster-resilient buildings, how façade design can heighten architectural appeal and what the industry can expect when it comes to embodied carbon legislation. Register now for the 2024 FGIA Summer Conference in-person event or for the virtual experience.“At every conference, we focus on covering the latest industry insights with notable subject matter experts,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager. “The...

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FGIA Releases Updated Specification for Sash Balances

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing the requirements for materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung type windows conforming to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS). AAMA 902-24, Specification for Sash Balances, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. This document was last updated in 2016.In this new edition, the Sash Balance Review Task Group added performance levels C and D to a table laying out cycle life requirements....

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FGIA Releases Updated Document Detailing Methods of Test for Exterior Walls

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a document serving a recommended practice for use by specifiers, manufacturers and laboratories in determining test methodology for laboratory and field testing of exterior wall systems containing products covered by an AAMA standard, such as curtain walls, storefronts, window walls and sloped glazing. AAMA 501-24, Methods of Test for Exterior Walls, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. This document was last updated in 2015.Per the document, its mandatory and...

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Registration Now Open for the FGIA 2024 Summer Conference June 3-6

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Summer Conference, taking place June 3-6 in Montreal, QC at Le Westin Montréal. The conference’s theme, “Start Your Engines | On Track for Success,” is a nod to the Canadian Grand Prix, which will take place in the conference’s host city following the conclusion of the event. Participants are encouraged to register now to take advantage of early bird pricing through April 30. Registration is available for both the in-person event and...

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Window Safety Week Observed April 7-13, 2024

Spring is here, which means 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 7-13. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised.“Now that warmer weather is arriving, most of us welcome the opportunity to enjoy fresh air through open windows,” said Angela Dickson, Co-Chair of the Window Safety Task Force. “However, to...

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Register for the FGIA 2024 Leadership Development Program by April 30

Registrations are now being accepted for the fifth installment of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Leadership Development Program through April 30. FGIA is please to unveil an innovative hybrid format for this edition, combining the flexibility of online, self-paced training spanning 10 main topics with the dynamic interaction of three live Zoom webinars. A schedule is available.“This popular training series is back with additional content and tools for those who want to advance their careers by honing their leadership skills, primarily utilizing the...

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New Technical Bulletin Covering WOCDs Now Available

A new technical bulletin has been released in collaborative partnership between the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The purpose of this document, AAMA/WDMA TB-24-01, is to clarify the definition of a window opening control device (WOCD) to promote greater understanding of the role of WOCDs and provide an understanding of a WOCD’s function.WOCDs are intended to help support home safety. When properly designed, tested, specified and installed, WOCDs can help prevent or reduce accidental falls from...

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Registration Now Open for the 2024 FGIA Southeast Region Virtual Meeting April 30

Registration is now open for the 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Southeast Region Virtual Meeting, taking place April 30. Those in the Southeast Region are encouraged to register now to participate in this one-day online event packed with important industry topics. The schedule is now available.“Register today for this regional event, tailored specifically for industry professionals with dedicated interest in the Southeast Region,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Events Manager.Presentations at this event will cover global weather trends and hurricanes in the region, codes...

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Registration Now Open for the 2024 FGIA FENBC Region Virtual Industry Summit

Registration is now open for the 2024 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) FENBC Region Virtual Industry Summit, taking place Wednesday, April 3. Those in British Columbia are encouraged to register now to participate in this one-day online event packed with important industry topics for residential and commercial segments. The preliminary schedule is now available. This virtual summit will be the first of two FGIA FENBC Region events in 2024.“The summit will feature the always-popular Code Talkers Panel, where those invested in British Columbia can...

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