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FGIA Launches IG Fabricators Workshop Video Series

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online video series documenting the Association’s in-person Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop. This series has been under development throughout 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20–30-minute segments. It is now available for purchase in the FGIA Online Store. Non-members can purchase the series for $300 (USD), while FGIA members receive a discount rate of $150 (USD).“This video series is an excellent option for those...

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FGIA Offering Hands-On Demonstration of Installation Practices During 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference, in-person participants will have the opportunity to be part of a hands-on demonstration of installation practices driven by consensus-based standards. Those attending the conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 18-21 can observe industry experts as they demonstrate installation methods taught as part of the FGIA InstallationMasters® training and certification program. Virtual participants will not be able to view the demo. “A window or door is only as good as its installation. InstallationMasters was developed to...

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Registration Now Open for In-Person IG Fabricators Workshop to be Held November 3-5

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for this fall’s in-person Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop. This event will take place November 3-5 at the Intertek facility in Plano, TX. Register before October 8, when registration closes.“We are thrilled to once again be able to host this popular industry event in-person. We know the value of this predominantly hands-on, participatory event and what an incredible learning experience it is,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA Executive Director.Since its launch...

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August 17 Webinar to Review AAMA Hardware Standards, Updates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “AAMA Hardware Standards and Updates” on Tuesday, August 17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover recent updates and significant changes being made to FGIA hardware-focused documents, including AAMA 904, Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, AAMA 906, Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies, and AAMA 907, Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights. This webinar is...

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Interested in FGIA's IG Fabricators Workshop? Let FGIA Know

After taking 2020 off due to the pandemic, the popular in-person IG Fabricators Workshop will return to Plano, TX this November. Those interested in attending a future workshop can fill out the short form below.This is typically a well-attended industry workshop, but because it is such a hands-on, participatory event where individuals must be in close proximity to get the full experience, it was not feasible to host in 2020. As a result, much interest is anticipated for the 2021 workshop.For those unable to travel...

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New Training Materials and Classes Now Available for FGIA InstallationMasters® Combined Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announces the availability of new training materials and classes for the InstallationMasters® Combined Training and Certification Program, which addresses proper installation of windows and doors for both new construction and replacement/remodeling. This program is now available as of June 1 and will replace the “Original” program training materials, which will be sunset as of July 1. An in-person class for individuals interested in becoming newly accredited to teach the InstallationMasters Combined Program installer training is scheduled for August...

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May 18 Webinar to Ease Compliance with Quality Management for Certification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Quality Management for Certification: Compliance Made Easier” on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn best practices for developing and organizing a Quality Management System (QMS) manual, or how to improve an existing one. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.To qualify for certification under the North American Fenestration Standard or National Fenestration Rating Council specifications, in addition to third-party laboratory verification of product performance,...

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