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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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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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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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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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Case Study | UL Uses Creative Problem Solving to Fix Glass Breakage Issues in Chicago Curtain Wall

Glass breakage issues within a curtain wall presented problems on the campus of a Chicagoland area university. A construction consultant used lab testing to assess feasibility of a planned solution, saving the client time and money and helping to ensure pedestrian safety.The ChallengeA well-known university was experiencing glass breakage issues with a unique, relatively new curtain wall comprising the exterior of a building on its campus. The university wanted to ensure pedestrian safety by helping to keep the glass in place if breakage should occur....

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