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FGIA Releases Updated Certification Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated certification document describing recommendations for compliance with minimum Quality Management System (QMS) requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees. AAMA QMSUG-1-21, Recommendations for Compliance with Minimum Quality Management System Requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees, walks licensees through the creation of a QMS, a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. It was last updated in 2016.“For a manufacturing company to function effectively, it has to identify and...

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FGIA Releases Updated Anodizing Specification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification describing test procedures and requirements for architectural quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. AAMA 611, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This document, which covers anodized finishes produced in bath or continuous coil, was last updated in 2014.“The anodic coatings and voluntary specification of anodized architectural aluminum is used by architects to determine the use of these specifications...

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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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FGIA Releases New Technical Information Report Establishing Criteria for Window Gauge Device Locations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new Technical Information Report (TIR) to establish criteria for deflection and permanent deformation gauge device locations in order to meet uniform deflection and structural load test specifications and requirements specific to fixed and compression seal windows such as awnings, hoppers, projected products, casements, tilt-turn/dual-action products and parallel opening windows. AAMA TIR-A18-21, Structural Test Deflection and Permanent Deformation Gauge Placement for Fixed and Compression Seal Windows, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase.“This is the...

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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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