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FGIA Updates Performance Rating Method Standard for Mulled Combination Assemblies, More

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010. This FGIA performance rating method describes procedures and requirements for determining the air leakage, water resistance and structural performance of mulled fenestration systems.This method describes test procedures and calculation procedures for determining the performance of mulled fenestration systems. Mulled fenestration systems may be factory assembled or knocked down for field assembly...

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FGIA Releases New Complimentary Skylight Selection, Daylighting Design Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new skylight document. AAMA SKY-3-20, Skylight Selection and Daylighting Design Guide including Unit Skylights, Tubular Daylight Devices (TDD) and Sloped Glazing, was developed in 2020. This comprehensive, 51-page document is now available as a complimentary download available to the public. Request a free download now.“This document is intended to assist the user in understanding the nature of fenestration products and systems which provide features and performance characteristics necessary for effective use on sloped or ‘horizontal’...

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January 19 FGIA Webinar to Cover Performance Rating for Fenestration Systems, Comparative Analysis Procedure

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure” on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the enhanced analytical aspects of AAMA 2502, a recently updated FGIA document, and the procedures for evaluating air leakage and water penetration resistance. Participants will also learn about the design pressure performance of mulled fenestration assemblies contained in AAMA 450 – another FGIA document that was also recently updated.Presented by Tanya...

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FGIA Announces 2021 Conference Schedule

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has formalized its 2021 conference schedule, beginning with the FGIA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. Online registration for the event to be held February 23-25 will open in mid-January. Additionally, at this time, FGIA has decided to host its Summer Conference virtually.FGIA 2021 EventsFGIA Virtual Annual Conference: February 23-25FGIA Virtual Summer Conference: June 22-24FGIA Fall Conference: October 18-21 – Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass - Phoenix, AZ“Although COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to be distributed, the Summer Conference was...

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FGIA Shares Top News Stories, Blog Posts from 2020

This year was the first of FGIA’s existence, and while there were some unexpected challenges, much was accomplished in the last 12 months. We wanted to share some highlights from 2020, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Though COVID-19 understandably dominated much of the news cycle globally, several important industry news topics were also addressed, including the Florida Building Code, an updated FGIA market study, virtual event pivots and window safety.Top 5 News ArticlesFlorida Building Code Changes Highlighted: Lynn Miller, FGIA Southeast...

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January 12 FGIA Webinar to Give Update on Texas Department of Insurance Requirements for Fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “TDI Requirements for Fenestration - New Code Update” on Tuesday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Paul Bove, Engineer at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), this webinar is complimentary and open to the public.As a result of the adoption of new codes, changes have occurred in the TDI windstorm program. This presentation will cover those changes and how they affect fenestration products that are used on structures within the TDI...

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December FGIA Industry Update to Market Studies Now Available

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a second updated industry market study in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report is an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May and a prior update released in September. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of December 2020, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from a...

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FGIA Updates Test Method for Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a test method evaluating the performance and durability of the integration of a fenestration product with a building envelope. AAMA 504-20, Voluntary Laboratory Test Method to Qualify Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures, was originally created in 2005. This is its first update.“The robust integration of windows and doors with the building envelope in a wide variety of wall configurations and environmental exposures presents unique challenges to ensure acceptable performance,” said Jim Katsaros (Dupont Performance Building Solutions), Chair...

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FGIA Releases Updated Flashing Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing minimum performance requirements for self-adhering flashing surrounding common exterior fenestration products. AAMA 711-20, Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products, was originally created in 2007. This is its second update, having last been updated in 2013.“Self-adhered flashing products are broadly used at the window-wall interface to provide a durable moisture seal and enhance the long-term performance of the installation,” said Jim Katsaros (DuPont Performance Building Solutions), Chair of...

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Speakers Share Expertise | FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Highlights

The FGIA Virtual Fall Conference featured several experts sharing important information. Key points from these sessions are highlighted below.“The bottom line is we are going through a weird peak and valley, which will drift its way back to a more normal run. It's just a matter of how we get back to that point.”-Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl, on foreseeing a return to “normal” in probably the second or third quarter of 2021“I want builders to demand a higher quality product that will perform better. I...

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