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Network Online During the Virtual Summer Conference

By now, you have probably heard that the FGIA Summer Conference will be held virtually, due to the spread of COVID-19 and requests by government leadership to shelter-in-place. This event, previously intended to be held in Chicago, IL, will be hosted on Zoom instead, with sessions taking place on a single track for participants’ convenience. The event dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Registration for the virtual Summer Conference will open the week of May...

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FGIA Summer Conference Transitioning to Virtual Event | Quality Information in a New Format

With current efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, those planning industry events in 2020 have had to improvise. The same is true for FGIA – our Summer Conference scheduled to take place in Chicago, IL is being transitioned from an in-person event to a virtual one. The dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Registration for the virtual Summer Conference is expected to open the week of May 4.FGIA will provide the same high-quality industry...

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Changes Coming to Florida Building Code December 31, 2020

All manufacturers selling products in the state of Florida should be advised that changes are coming soon to the Florida Building Code (FBC). The code development cycle for the next edition of the FBC - 7th Edition (2020) is almost wrapped up, and as of this blog post writing, it is currently scheduled to go into effect on December 31, 2020. All fenestration manufacturers with current product approvals must have them reapproved under the new code. While these changes mean action must be taken by...

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5 Tips for Making Breaking News Announcements with Social Media

With the current spread of COVID-19 impacting businesses’ hours and ability to remain open in order to serve customers, there has been an increased need to communicate new developments quickly. Social media can be a great way to get out updates fast, but these missives must be handled properly, or else they might only cause more confusion – or get lost in the shuffle. Here are some tips for sharing breaking news announcements with your social media followers.Tell your staff first: Maybe you will have...

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Encourage Window Safety for Those Cooped Up at Home

With the spread of COVID-19 leaving so many confined to their homes, window safety for families is even more important now as warmer weather approaches. Window Safety Week, recognized every year during the first full week in April, serves as a reminder of recognizing the importance of window safety and fall prevention year-round. This year, Window Safety Week is April 5-11. The event is designed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should do to help keep their homes and families safer from...

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Window Safety | The Impact of COVID-19 on Window Safety

What a strange world we are living in right now as literally everyone adjusts to the new “normal.” For me, that means a re-balancing of professional and family time – bouncing between blog writing and social studies with my two elementary school age children. With COVID-19 forcing school closures and social distancing, more and more children will be at home with their parents and caregivers this spring. As warmer weather begs us to open our windows and let in fresh air, we urge members and...

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Share Window Safety Content with Followers During Window Safety Week

This is an updated version of a blog post that originally ran in April 2017.Spring is just around the corner, which feels like a breath of fresh air – even though this winter hasn’t been as treacherous as some in the past! That said, this change of seasons means it’s almost time for warm weather and open windows letting in actual fresh air. It also means it is time to brush up on some window safety tips, since open windows can be dangerous for young...

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Don’t Miss These Crucial Industry Events in 2020

This year has already seen some big events take place in the industry, including January’s successful IBS 2020 and the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference earlier this month. Plus, next week is the Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Nashville, TN, with the theme of Glazing 2020: Advanced. Innovative. Complex.In addition to the 2020 Summer and Fall FGIA conferences (June 22-25 in Chicago and October 5-8 in Montreal, respectively), there are plenty of industry events to get on your calendar now, if you haven’t already. Here is...

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Inaugural FGIA Conference a Success, Per Member Feedback

Staff always spends much time preparing for conferences, but we pulled out all the stops for the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference in February, making sure it was a productive and fun event for all. From receptions and lunches outdoors overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to our Annual Awards Banquet and beach party with sandcastle team building and volleyball. No detail was overlooked to make the event as interactive and engaging as possible for those ready to network.I want to congratulate and thank the entire FGIA staff...

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Join in on the Action of the FGIA Annual Conference with Social Media

Will you be attending the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale next week? I will be there, live tweeting from conference speaker presentations and Instagramming our members enjoying beach parties and other networking events. Everything across platforms will include the event hashtag #FGIAconf so be sure to follow along.These are some of FGIA’s social media platforms:Twitter: @FGIAonlineInstagram: @FGIA_onlineLinkedIn: @FGIAonlineFacebook: @FGIAonlineYouTube: @FGIAVideoChannelI don’t want to give any spoilers for what’s to come, but if you will be at the conference in person, it might be...

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