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FGIA Releases Updated Document Covering Methods of Test for Multi-Bar Hinges in Windows

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated version of a document with new test methods for multi-bar hinges in windows. These specifications and methods of test cover procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of multi-bar hinges used for opening and closing casement, projected, and parallel opening windows. AAMA 904-21, Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. It was last updated in 2014. (Image by Orchard Photography, courtesy of Technoform and Wausau Window and Wall Systems)

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FGIA Releases Update to 2020/2021 Market Studies, Offers Adjusted Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report serves as an updated overview of the reports released by the association this past spring. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of mid-September 2021, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from industry participants on year-to-date shipments.“FGIA chose to release...

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Body Language Expert Janine Driver Reprising Role as Keynote Speaker at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as event keynote speaker at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference October 18-21. Driver, who spoke previously at an Association event in 2017, will share her expertise with both in-person and virtual audiences at the conference.“Janine brought down the house last time as our keynote speaker with her wit and expertise in her subject matter,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Meetings Manager. “Back by popular demand, she will teach how...

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Networking Opportunities Available In-Person, Online for 2021 FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

A range of opportunities to network will be available for both those attending in-person and online at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, October 18-21. The in-person event will be held in Phoenix, AZ, featuring the chance to go horseback riding or golfing. Both in-person and virtual participants will be able to attend a masquerade-themed celebration with a photo booth.“We have been very focused on building networking opportunities into the schedules for both the in-person and virtual sessions,” said Florica...

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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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Active Shooter Response Training Offered as Part of the FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Hybrid Fall Conference (October 18-21) will have the opportunity to take part in safety sessions focused on preparing for and disarming active shooters, led by Donny Hawkins and Mike Britt of Sentinel Security Group LLC. Both trainers provide security consulting, education and training to help organizations protect their teams. Committed to encouraging team solution training through on-site security evaluations, tabletop incidents, and review of past and current situations, Hawkins and Britt will teach how to...

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September 7 Webinar to Provide Insulating Glass Units Guidance

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Quality, Compatibility and Performance Requirements for Insulating Glass Units” on Tuesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide guidance to IG fabricators and window manufacturers using existing technology for edge seal design along with selection of sealants, desiccants, spacers, gases, glass and other components used for the manufacture of insulating glass. Specifically, the webinar will focus on component compatibility and quality processes to maximize long-term performance.This webinar is complimentary and...

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FGIA Mourns Loss of Mendel Rosenberg, Former President of AAMA

FGIA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of former American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) President, Mendel Rosenberg. He was 92.“Mendel was both an inspiring person and a dedicated member of the industry,” said FGIA Executive Director Janice Yglesias. “He lived a long and successful life, coming from a painful upbringing during a dark time in world history to becoming emblematic of the American dream as a prominent business owner in St. Louis.”Rosenberg served as AAMA President from 1988-1989 and was the recipient of the...

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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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