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Buy Five, Get One Free | Group Discounts Available for FenestrationMasters

As companies plan their finances and goals for the coming year, now is the ideal time to consider room in training budgets for the FGIA FenestrationMasters® Professional Certification Program. This program, an updated version of which was released in 2020, provides affordable staff training for all levels. From sales and marketing to engineering and management, our training covers the full scope of the fenestration industry. Additionally, FGIA offers discounts for group orders, meaning the more you purchase for your company, the more you save....

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FGIA Releases New Technical Information Report Establishing Criteria for Window Gauge Device Locations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new Technical Information Report (TIR) to establish criteria for deflection and permanent deformation gauge device locations in order to meet uniform deflection and structural load test specifications and requirements specific to fixed and compression seal windows such as awnings, hoppers, projected products, casements, tilt-turn/dual-action products and parallel opening windows. AAMA TIR-A18-21, Structural Test Deflection and Permanent Deformation Gauge Placement for Fixed and Compression Seal Windows, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase.“This is the...

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November 16 Webinar to Offer Glass Cutting, Washing Demonstration, Q&A

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Glass Cutting & Washing Video Demonstration and Live Q&A with Industry Expert, Bill Lingnell” on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the proper techniques and safety requirements associated with glass cutting and washing. It will present a video demonstration of these processes, followed immediately by a live question and answer session with Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The video presentation,...

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FGIA Welcomes New Technical Training Specialist Aaron Blom

As part of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) continued growth and strategic planning goals, Aaron Blom has joined the Association in the new role of Technical Training Specialist. Blom will be responsible for conducting and developing FGIA’s professional education and technical training programs.“Aaron’s strengths as an industrial engineer, a skilled trainer, versatile communicator and a commercial industry sales representative will serve him well and directly align with the needs for this important new position,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA U.S. Technical Operations Director....

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FGIA Collaborates on Florida Sea Turtle-Friendly Glass Design

Participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference heard an update on a collaboration between FGIA and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) officials to help meet the needs of both nesting sea turtles along coastal property and the humans who build and reside there. FGIA Codes Consultant and Floridian, Jennifer Hatfield, led a roundtable discussion on the topic. This matter impacts both residential and commercial structures in sea turtle habitats along Florida’s coastal areas.Hatfield explained that today’s LED lights...

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Interactive InstallationMasters® Demonstration Puts Theory into Practice at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference had the unique opportunity to see two window installation best practices highlighted in a live demonstration by FGIA Technical Staff. Rich Rinka, Technical Manager, Fenestration Standards and U.S. Industry Affairs, and Jason Seals, Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, led conference participants through the steps of two different window installation techniques which are included in the InstallationMasters® training program: ASTM E2112 Method A1 and FMA/AAMA 100 Method C.“A window or door is only...

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Participants Gain Strategies for Disarming Active Shooters in Safety Demonstration at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference learned strategies and techniques for ways to disarm active shooters in a presentation and active workshop from Sentinel Security Group, which was sponsored by the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee. In an across-the-board presentation called “Preparing for Active Shooters and Preventing Mass Casualties | When to Run, Hide or Fight,” Donnie Hawkins and Mike Britt shared the questions companies need to ask themselves about their facilities to ensure their security and that...

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Body Language Expert Janine Driver Shares Five-Second Fixes in FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference Keynote Address

Janine Driver, body language expert and author of several books, served as the keynote speaker during the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference. In her presentation titled, “You Can't Lie to Me: Five-Second Fixes,” Driver dispelled common myths about body language and offered more helpful tips and tricks for discerning when an individual is uncomfortable with a subject or is withholding information. She spoke about how these tools can be employed in the workforce and at home, and also about how...

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First-Ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Georges Thiret During Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce Georges Thiret (Graham Architectural Products) as the recipient of the first-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has dedicated significant resources throughout the majority of his industry career to guiding and achieving the strategic objectives of the organization and who is distinguished in thought leadership, extensive contributions, vision and impact relative to the organization and the industry.Thiret was recognized during the 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Phoenix, AZ....

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FGIA Releases Updated Document Covering Methods of Test for Multi-Bar Hinges in Windows

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated version of a document with new test methods for multi-bar hinges in windows. These specifications and methods of test cover procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of multi-bar hinges used for opening and closing casement, projected, and parallel opening windows. AAMA 904-21, Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. It was last updated in 2014. (Image by Orchard Photography, courtesy of Technoform and Wausau Window and Wall Systems)

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