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Join the FGIA Online Education Committee to Shape Future Programs

Is your company looking for training opportunities for your team? Because of the importance of having well trained, currently informed personnel throughout the industry, FGIA has committed to updating and overhauling two of its education offerings. Both FGIA’s Fundamentals of Fenestration and Preventing IG Failures education programs will be overhauled in 2022. FGIA Education will ensure the inclusion of up-to-date content, streamlined delivery and improved user experiences, thanks to more interactive images and videos. FGIA will be working in conjunction with applicable task group members...

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$1.2 Trillion U.S. infrastructure Law Could Mean New Opportunities in the New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, it’s natural to wonder what the New Year may bring. For the fenestration and glazing industry, 2022 could mean new opportunities as a result of a $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act signed into law as Public Law 117-58 in the U.S. on November 15.The new law includes a $550 million appropriation in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding and $500 million in State Energy Program funding for state and local governments to adopt and implement building energy codes....

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Why Certify Through FGIA?

One question my team often gets is a big one: What are the benefits of certifying through FGIA’s AAMA Certification Program? Why take the time to go through that process for my products? The answer is simple: Having your products certified to AAMA specifications sets you apart from the competition. It gives customers the confidence they need to invest in your products. Luckily, FGIA offers multiple programs through AAMA Certification to meet your products’ needs.AAMA Certification, now under the umbrella of FGIA, has created several...

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Demystifying the FGIA Corporate Renewal Process

It’s that time of year again, when FGIA corporate members will be preparing to re-up their membership with the Association. The corporate renewal process will begin in early November this year, with all renewals due by January 1, 2022. Let’s get into how the process works, and why it is such an important part of maintaining your membership.In a few weeks, member company main contacts will receive renewal notices via email from me at dpeters@FGIAonline.org. From there, simply click the link provided to complete the...

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Safety is Top Priority at 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In anticipation of next month’s 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ, we sent out information to our members about the safety protocols and what to expect at the event, for those attending in-person. The health and safety of our participants and staff is of paramount importance, and I wanted to also share that information here on the Member Edge blog. The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, our event venue, will accommodate CDC-recommended spacing for our group under current operating capacity. At this...

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Back to Business. Back to GlassBuild.

Our team is heading to Atlanta soon for the return of GlassBuild - the largest annual gathering place for glass, window and door industries in the Americas. Who knew that when we stepped off the trade show floor in 2019 that it would be two years before we’d step back into those halls? But, as NGA President and CEO Nicole Harris said in her Ask Me Anything session about GlassBuild last week, “The show is on!” We’re back to business and back to GlassBuild, but...

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New to FGIA Education | InstallationMasters® Combined Training and Certification Program

As you may already know, FGIA recently rolled out new training materials and classes for the InstallationMasters® Combined Training and Certification Program, which addresses proper installation of windows and doors for both new construction and replacement/remodeling. Made available as of June 1, this program replaced the “Original” program training materials, which was sunset as of July 1. Not only that, but an in-person class for individuals interested in becoming newly accredited to teach the InstallationMasters Combined Program installer training is now scheduled for August 30...

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Get Involved | Document Development Influences the Industry’s Future

FGIA members know a large benefit to membership is being able to have a say in the development and updating of industry standards and documents. Throughout our history of industry leadership, FGIA has become recognized for the development of comprehensive standards that provide third-party validation of product performance and quality. We also continue to develop specifications, test methods and technical information reports. In short, we are committed to quality. To promote and ensure the highest standards, we are involved in a multitude of activities that...

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Tailor Your Interests with FGIA’s Participant Form

Members in FGIA leadership roles didn’t automatically start out there right away. They identified areas of interest within the Association, joined relevant committees and became emboldened by their successes on the committee and task group level. That is when they decided to take their involvement even further by becoming a leader within FGIA.As we’ve discussed before on the Member Edge blog, FGIA leadership roles matter: FGIA standards are developed in response to the needs of our member companies to solve critical issues in the industry....

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ICC Holds Code Change Proposal Hearings Online for the First Time

The International Codes Council (ICC) Group A Committee Action Hearings (CAH) now underway are making history - not because of the proposals themselves but instead because these hearings are taking place virtually, due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.Code Hearings in a Virtual WorldHow exactly do building code hearings take place online? Through the wonders of technology, participants are able to virtually testify for or against building code changes or proposed modifications to them in ICC’s Group A cycle via Zoom rooms.Some of ICC’s committee members...

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