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Panels, Roundtable, Interactive Workshops to Cover Range of Topics at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a final schedule for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference. It now includes panel discussions about triple thins as well as environmental and sustainability trends and an interactive workshop hosted by the FGIA Aluminum Material Council. These sessions are in addition to a wide array of speakers and presenters on the docket. Early bird registration for the conference is offered through February 4 for this event, taking place both in-person and virtually.“We are excited to...

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Keynote Speaker, Others at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to Focus on Technical Expertise, Training

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to welcome Frank Abagnale as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference taking place February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Additional conference speakers and presenters will include an economist and a trio of safety trainers. Participants will also hear a...

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January 18 FGIA Webinar to Cover Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Gas Filling of Insulating Glass Units, Part 1” on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The first installment of this series, led by Randi Ernst, President of FDR Design, will provide a baseline understanding of the mechanics and benefits of a gas-filled sealed insulating glass unit. In a future session, we will delve into a more technically advanced overview and demonstration of the gas filling process, including quality control testing and field testing. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public. (image caption: Randi Ernst (FDR Design) shows how to use a Sparklite machine to test gas fill)

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Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference to be held February 28-March 3, with both in-person and virtual options for participation. Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, who inspired the events depicted in the film Catch Me If You Can, will give a presentation on how simple strategies can thwart today’s cyber criminals. Register now for in-person or virtual access. Early bird registration rates are available through February 4. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia...

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FGIA Shares Top New Stories, Blog Posts from 2021

As hard as it is to believe, 2021 was only the second year of FGIA’s existence. A lot happened in just one year, so we wanted to share some highlights from 2021, including the most clicked-on news articles and blog posts. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FGIA’s market study information was of even greater interest than usual, as was the Association’s triumphant return to in-person events this past October. Read on for more of what our members wanted to know about most in 2021.Top...

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November 16 Webinar to Offer Glass Cutting, Washing Demonstration, Q&A

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Glass Cutting & Washing Video Demonstration and Live Q&A with Industry Expert, Bill Lingnell” on Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the proper techniques and safety requirements associated with glass cutting and washing. It will present a video demonstration of these processes, followed immediately by a live question and answer session with Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The video presentation,...

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FGIA Collaborates on Florida Sea Turtle-Friendly Glass Design

Participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference heard an update on a collaboration between FGIA and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) officials to help meet the needs of both nesting sea turtles along coastal property and the humans who build and reside there. FGIA Codes Consultant and Floridian, Jennifer Hatfield, led a roundtable discussion on the topic. This matter impacts both residential and commercial structures in sea turtle habitats along Florida’s coastal areas.Hatfield explained that today’s LED lights...

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Interactive InstallationMasters® Demonstration Puts Theory into Practice at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference had the unique opportunity to see two window installation best practices highlighted in a live demonstration by FGIA Technical Staff. Rich Rinka, Technical Manager, Fenestration Standards and U.S. Industry Affairs, and Jason Seals, Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, led conference participants through the steps of two different window installation techniques which are included in the InstallationMasters® training program: ASTM E2112 Method A1 and FMA/AAMA 100 Method C.“A window or door is only...

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Participants Gain Strategies for Disarming Active Shooters in Safety Demonstration at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

In-person participants at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference learned strategies and techniques for ways to disarm active shooters in a presentation and active workshop from Sentinel Security Group, which was sponsored by the FGIA Fenestration Safety Committee. In an across-the-board presentation called “Preparing for Active Shooters and Preventing Mass Casualties | When to Run, Hide or Fight,” Donnie Hawkins and Mike Britt shared the questions companies need to ask themselves about their facilities to ensure their security and that...

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Body Language Expert Janine Driver Shares Five-Second Fixes in FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference Keynote Address

Janine Driver, body language expert and author of several books, served as the keynote speaker during the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference. In her presentation titled, “You Can't Lie to Me: Five-Second Fixes,” Driver dispelled common myths about body language and offered more helpful tips and tricks for discerning when an individual is uncomfortable with a subject or is withholding information. She spoke about how these tools can be employed in the workforce and at home, and also about how...

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