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I usually know that I have a specific document somewhere, but exactly where it is might be a problem. If you have ever had a similar issue in finding FGIA documents, the Fenestration and Glazing Virtual Library (FGVL) is here to help. This resource has existed for several years and provides access to most of the documents in the combined AAMA and IGMA document libraries.

With the FGVL, you have 185 documents at your fingertips. On the fenestration side, you can find NAFS, finishes and component standards as well as test standards. For glass and glazing, you’ll find everything you need for the fabrication of insulating glass units and how to maintain their long-term performance after these products leave your facility.

The FGVL is divided into two different libraries which separately contain the technical documents from AAMA and IGMA. For Category 1 members, the AAMA document library is included as a benefit of membership. For GPC members, the IGMA document library is included. If your membership includes both Category 1 and GPC, you have complimentary access to both libraries.

You may be thinking to yourself, “This is all great but how do I get to these documents?” Access is granted to the member company’s main contact. The username and password will be different than what you would use to access the members only portion of the FGIA website. The main contact at your company has this login information and can share it throughout the company.

There may be instances where you want to have printed copies of documents. The solution to that is print access. For an additional fee, it is possible to print unlimited copies of the documents in the FGVL. (Remember that these copies are for your company’s internal use and not for public distribution.) This can represent quite a savings from purchasing individual copies, and you don’t have to worry about losing your copies since you can simply reprint.

Technical Consultant or Professional members can also gain access to the FGVL. Just ask us how.

An additional option for online access to important industry information now includes the popular FGIA market study. To take advantage of this benefit, Category 1 and 2 corporate member companies can pay a one-time fee of $500 to have company-wide access to the study for one year. A single copy of the study, purchased at the substantially discounted FGIA member price of $100, means that global access pays for itself after five employees view the study once. Contact for more information.

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