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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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Key Takeaways from Speakers | FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Highlights

The FGIA Virtual Annual Conference featured several experts sharing important information, including economic recovery, plant safety, fenestration installation and design trends. Also during the conference, FGIA recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony. Key points from conference speakers are highlighted below.“We are predicting manufacturing recovery levels in 2021 to be better than 2019, and staying there. We've been coming out of this recession at a pretty rapid clip, unlike in 2008.”-Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist...

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April 6 Webinar to Make the Case for Implementing Quality Management for Fabrication of IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case” on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of implementing a formalized quality management system into a company’s insulating glass (IG) fabrication processes. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, will lead the session, covering highlights including:Making the initial case for implementing...

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FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting Taking Place April 22

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021Virtual Southeast Region Meeting, which will be held April 22. Topics to be covered include wind-driven rain climatology in Florida, changes between the 2010 and 2016 versions of ASCE/SEI 7 as they relate to fenestration, the keys to understanding the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) requirements for fenestration and more.Register now“Manufacturers selling products into the southeast region want to stay up to date on industry matters specific to the area, such as global...

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Sustainability Design Expert John Peterson Shares Commercial, Residential Design Trends

The Director of Sustainable Design and Building Innovation for MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) delivered a presentation entitled "Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction” at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. In this session led by John Peterson, participants learned the latest on sustainability demands and the popular ways buildings are being designed to surpass the highest sustainability and energy-efficiency benchmarks.Peterson began by discussing the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everything, including building design. “The...

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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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Safety VP Mike Troutman Provides Guidance on Accident Investigation Protocol

Mike Troutman, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Excellence for MI Windows and Doors, offered an accident investigation protocol roadmap to the participants of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. Troutman, a Co-Chair of the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee, emphasized the need for good accident protocol, which not only helps to protect one’s company, but also protects one’s team by finding root causes and removing hazards. Troutman’s session explored steps to follow to achieve consistent accident investigations.“Knowing where to...

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FGIA Virtual Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Shares Predictions for Road to Economic Recovery

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference heard several predictions about the economic future in 2021, courtesy of keynote speaker and economist Dr. Chris Kuehl. Kuehl, a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, offered a positive outlook on financial recovery, particularly in comparison to the long road taken in 2008 by the U.S. Still, Kuehl conceded there are many unknowns remaining, especially regarding when the global pandemic will be declared over and when widespread vaccinations will be available.“As economists, we...

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FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the first day of the conference - Tuesday, February 23. Awards were presented by the previous year’s award winners, who recognized recipients for their many efforts toward progressing the work of the association and the industry overall.Outstanding Service Award – Joe Hayden (Pella Corporation)The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Joe Hayden, Principal Engineer at Pella...

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March 9 FGIA Webinar to Highlight Study of Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.NRCan contracted with...

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