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UL Seminar Covers New CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, Principal Engineer at UL, led a sponsored session called "The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained" during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. This new document from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was published in 2020 and encompasses more than 140 pages, mapping out specifications for the installation of fenestration products in buildings of four or more stories in height, and of all occupancies.In Canada, explained Jutras, codes are not divided by usage like commercial...

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Amy Roberts Joins FGIA Staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Roberts as FGIA’s new Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial window manufacturing as well as glass and insulating glass (IG) manufacturing.“Amy has experience as a Technical Committee and Board member at the Fenestration...

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February 2 FGIA Webinar to Provide Updates to Tornado, Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard” on Tuesday, February 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes made to the newest edition of ICC 500 storm shelter requirements. The ICC 500 Committee worked over the last two and a half years to complete the 2020 edition, as well as updates to the standard commentary. The standard was last updated and released in...

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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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Window & Door Magazine | Decoded Columns

While laboratory testing per the North American Fenestration Standard establishes the Performance Grade of a fenestration product, leaks originating from surrounding wall or roof conditions or substandard installation practices can render even this rigorous testing incapable of accurately predicting actual jobsite performance. Field testing during or immediately after construction, but prior to the installation of interior finishes, should be specified.

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