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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 | 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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