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Window Safety Week Observed April 4-10

As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force, in partnership with the National Safety Council, encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 4-10. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised. These measures and levels of supervision have been even more important in the last year, as the spread of COVID-19 has led to many families to stay indoors for long periods of...

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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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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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Amy Roberts Joins FGIA Staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Roberts as FGIA’s new Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial window manufacturing as well as glass and insulating glass (IG) manufacturing.“Amy has experience as a Technical Committee and Board member at the Fenestration...

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Case Study | FGIA Members PPG Industries and Spectrum Metal Finishing Team Up for Pier 17 Project

Located in New York City’s South Street Seaport, Pier 17 anchors an extensive redevelopment project that is focused on transforming the historic Lower Manhattan neighborhood into a thriving cultural, retail and entertainment center. Yet, for FGIA members, PPG Industries and Spectrum Metal Finishing, the project is serving a secondary purpose as the proving ground for New York City’s first application of a special kind of powder coatings in a challenging marine environment. [photo credit: Francis Zera]

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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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