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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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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 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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November 17 FGIA Webinar to Give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder” on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will introduce attendees to the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Technical Binder, which includes information required to successfully fabricate a quality insulating glass (IG) unit. The binder contains all active IGMA Technical Bulletins, Technical Reports and Technical Manuals.The IGMA Technical Binder is segregated by category: Design and Development, Voluntary...

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FenestrationMasters 2.0 Courses, Exams Now Available

All course segments and certification exams for one of FGIA’s flagship education programs has launched and is now available. FenestrationMasters® version 2.0 offers an update and redesign of the original coursework, first launched in 2012, including repackaged segments from all course groupings. This version also includes updated content reflecting current technical documents and standards as well as code requirements in a redesigned, more interactive platform.“We are excited to announce the completion of FenestrationMasters 2.0,” said Kaydeen Laird, FGIA Education Manager. “Now more than ever, this...

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Registration Now Open for 2021 FGIA Leadership Development Program

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is now open, with the first session taking place in April. Oak Moser, a leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, facilitates this professional education offering, which is a legacy program of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) that will continue to be offered by FGIA.“The Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills a leader needs to achieve his or her full potential,” said Moser. “Everyone in the...

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Oak Moser Offers Leadership Advice for Increasing Influence at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

A senior management professional experienced in leading and coaching teams shared tips for how to increase one’s influence over others at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. Leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, Oak Moser, facilitates FGIA’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), and previewed the third installment of the program during the event. Moser provided steps in setting expectations with others professionally and personally, including connecting with people of different personality and communication styles, leveraging the strengths that go along with those styles...

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October 20 FGIA Webinar to Provide Introduction to Curtain Wall Manual

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “An Introduction to the Curtain Wall Manual (AAMA CWM-19)” on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Rich Rinka, FGIA Technical Manager, Fenestration Standards and U.S. Industry Affairs, this webinar is complimentary and open to the public. Additionally, for FenestrationMasters® certified professionals, this webinar qualifies for one industry engagement credit.“Curtain walls, based on skeleton frame construction and imaginative designs, provide large glazed areas that can dominate a façade,” said Rinka. “When...

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FGIA Cancels 2020 IG Fabricators Workshop, Plans to Release Online Video Series

Due to the continued health concerns related to COVID-19, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has cancelled the Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop, previously scheduled to take place November 10-12 in Plano, TX. The in-person workshop is typically held each November, which is a schedule that will continue in 2021 and thereafter. However, FGIA had previously explored extending the reach of this event by addressing the topics covered in the annual workshop through a new online video series which is targeted to be...

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September 22 FGIA Webinar Seeks to Help Prevent Insulating Glass Failures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Methods of Prevention and Investigation of Insulating Glass Failures” on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will review items and concerns that cause insulating glass unit (IGU) problems and issues that may lead to failures. The webinar is complimentary and open to the public. Additionally, FenestrationMasters® certified professionals can earn one industry engagement credit by participating.“The goal of this webinar is to present...

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