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FGIA Product Showcase Offers Product Solutions During the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host the FGIA Product Showcase on Tuesday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. CDT during the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference in Chicago, IL. Back for the first time since 2019, the revamped FGIA Product Showcase provides conference participants with the opportunity to view product solutions, hands-on and in-person. Exhibitors will also be able to reach a hyper-focused segment of the industry at this unique networking event and reception offered to all conference participants. Register now to exhibit at...

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Embodied Carbon in Glazing and Fenestration | FGIA and NGA to Hold August 24 Webinar Demonstrating EC3 Tool

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the National Glass Association (NGA) will host a joint webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 24 featuring a demonstration of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool - a free database of construction Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) - and matching building impact calculator for use in design and material procurement. During the webinar, Phil Northcott, CEO of C-Change Labs, will demonstrate the full capabilities of the EC3 tool. A question-and-answer session will follow. This...

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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Southeast Region Meeting, to be held August 23 online. This regional virtual meeting will cover several key topics of interest to those in the Southeast, including an update on wind-driven rain research, Texas product approvals, the future of ENERGY STAR, the impact of light levels on the sea turtle population and other code adoption updates. Register now for access to the FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting.“FGIA has created a diverse agenda...

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CGSB Approves Funding to Update Three Canadian Glass Standards

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the recent funding approval for the updating of three Canadian glass standards made possible through the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), a federal government organization offering comprehensive standards development. CGSB is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards Development Organization. This formal recognition is contingent upon CGSB providing a consensus process. CGSB has selected three glass standards for which the SCC have committed funding to update, with the intent of...

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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, to be held September 25-28 in Chicago, IL. The conference meeting schedule will feature a field testing demonstration, a safety presentation about cut-resistant apparel, a roundtable discussion on vacuum insulating glass, unique networking events and more. Register now for the in-person experience or for virtual access to the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference. Early bird registration rates are available through August 18, with an extended early bird rate available through...

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FGIA Releases New Glass Safety Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new specification providing a framework for creating a safety program within a glass manufacturing facility. IGMA TM-5000-22, Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety, seeks to provide a framework for an insulating glass manufacturer to use as the basis for a specific program geared to the unique requirements of each facility. The outline provided within it is directed toward those areas in the manufacturing area to be inspected, assessed for hazards and mitigated. This new document...

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FGIA Updates Two Rainscreen Testing Documents

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released two updated specifications for the testing of rainscreens. AAMA 508-21, Voluntary Test Method and Specification for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems, and AAMA 509-22, Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Drained and Back Ventilated Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems. Both FGIA documents are now available for purchase and were last updated in 2014.“The original AAMA 508 document was developed to allow panel system manufacturers a means for testing and evaluating their opaque wall panel systems...

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July 19 FGIA Webinar to Cover Recent Market Study Information

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “FGIA U.S. Market Studies Overview with Forecasts ” on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. It will be led by Nick Limb, a Managing Principal at Ducker, the company that conducts research on FGIA’s behalf. This session will include a rebroadcast of the session with Limb from the FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, followed by an additional opportunity to participate in live Q&A. This webinar is complimentary but available only to FGIA members.“The...

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FGIA Updates PVC Fenestration Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification for producing quality PVC fenestration products. AAMA 320-22, Standard and Guideline for Quality Welding, Bonding, and Ventilation of Thermoplastic (PVC) Extrusion Based Fenestration Products, is now available for purchase. This document was last updated in 2010. It provides guidelines for successful welded corners and to reduce the risk of deformations and malfunctions of fenestration products fabricated with extruded PVC profiles due to heat build-up from sun exposure.Such deformations and malfunctions may include, but...

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FGIA Remembers Bill Briese

This month, FGIA lost a true treasure of the organization. Bill Briese (GED Integrated Solutions) was a longtime active leader within IGMA and continued to grace FGIA with that leadership and enthusiasm after the unification. On Wednesday, June 8, Bill succumbed to the aggressive cancer that he spent the last ten months battling.“Bill was a brilliant technical expert, holding numerous patents, but even more than that, he was a genuine, kind, energetic soul who was just so full of life and good spirit. He was...

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