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Panels, Roundtable, Interactive Workshops to Cover Range of Topics at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a final schedule for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference. It now includes panel discussions about triple thins as well as environmental and sustainability trends and an interactive workshop hosted by the FGIA Aluminum Material Council. These sessions are in addition to a wide array of speakers and presenters on the docket. Early bird registration for the conference is offered through February 4 for this event, taking place both in-person and virtually.“We are excited to...

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FGIA Leadership Development Program Registration Open Through March 31 | New Participant and Advanced Levels Available

Registration for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Leadership Development Program is now open through March 31, with trainings beginning this spring at two different levels. For the first time ever, FGIA will offer both a New Participant level and an Advanced Training level, making it possible for those who have participated in the past to gain new insights at a higher plane of experience as a leader.“We are pleased to be able to expand the options for this popular training program,” said...

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Keynote Speaker, Others at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to Focus on Technical Expertise, Training

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to welcome Frank Abagnale as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference taking place February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Additional conference speakers and presenters will include an economist and a trio of safety trainers. Participants will also hear a...

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January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units, Part 1” on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The first installment of this series, led by Randi Ernst, President of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit. In a future session, we will delve into a more technically advanced overview and demonstration of the gas filling process, including quality control testing and field testing. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public. (image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)

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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to be held February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Register now for in-person or virtual access. Early bird registration rates are available through February 4. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia...

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FGIA Releases Updated Certification Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated certification document describing recommendations for compliance with minimum Quality Management System (QMS) requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees. AAMA QMSUG-1-21, Recommendations for Compliance with Minimum Quality Management System Requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees, walks licensees through the creation of a QMS, a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. It was last updated in 2016.“For a manufacturing company to function effectively, it has to identify and...

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Coming in 2022: Two FGIA Education Programs Undergoing Revamps

Both FGIA’s Fundamentals of Fenestration and Preventing IG Failures education programs will be overhauled in 2022, ensuring the inclusion of up-to-date content, streamlined delivery and improved user experiences, thanks to more interactive images and videos. FGIA staff will be working in conjunction with applicable task group members to update content and to finalize delivery strategies. FGIA members with an interest in these projects are encouraged to join the FGIA Online Education Committee for general program updates and/or the IG Fabricator Workshop/Preventing IG Failures Task Group...

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FGIA Releases Updated Anodizing Specification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification describing test procedures and requirements for architectural quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. AAMA 611, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This document, which covers anodized finishes produced in bath or continuous coil, was last updated in 2014.“The anodic coatings and voluntary specification of anodized architectural aluminum is used by architects to determine the use of these specifications...

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FGIA Shares Top New Stories, Blog Posts from 2021

As hard as it is to believe, 2021 was only the second year of FGIA’s existence. A lot happened in just one year, so we wanted to share some highlights from 2021, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FGIA’s market study information was of even greater interest than usual, as was the Association’s triumphant return to in-person events this past October. Read on for more of what our members wanted to know about most in 2021.Top...

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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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