AAMA + IGMA have unified as of Jan. 1, 2020 to create the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, or FGIA. Learn More
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Retired Chicago Bears Player Dan Hampton to Give Keynote Address at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

A former NFL player will give the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference taking place June 23-25. Dan Hampton, known as “Danimal,” will give a speech called, “Importance of Leadership – Adapting to Change.” This event, previously intended to be held in Chicago, IL, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of participants. Registration for the virtual Summer Conference will open the week of May 4.In his keynote address, Hampton will reflect on his significant experience playing...

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Dr. Brian Phillips Shares Insight into Hurricane Wind Speed Monitoring

Dr. Brian Phillips of the University of Florida (UF) provided Southeast Region members with an update on the Hurricane Wind Speed Monitoring Program. The program, initiated several years ago by Dr. Forrest Masters, began with deploying portable wind measuring towers into the path of landfalling hurricanes to develop better data on wind profiles, a program that continues today with state-of-the-art refinements to analyze wind effects on buildings, materials, and other products.“We are often the first people on the ground after a hurricane,” said Phillips, “so...

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FGIA Transitions Summer Conference to Virtual Event

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will hold its Summer Conference 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 for the convenience of participants. 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 4.“FGIA will provide the same high-quality industry content that...

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April 14 FGIA Webinar to Clarify New California Data Law

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar explaining a new California data privacy law that could impact businesses’ interactions with customers and prospects. At 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 14, participate in “Understanding How California’s New Law and Other Data Privacy Regulations May Impact Your Business.” This session will be led by Kathy Krafka Harkema, FGIA U.S. Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.“If you’re wondering what California’s new data privacy laws entail,...

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March 31 FGIA Webinar to Cover Using AAMA 502, 503 in Field Testing Newly Installed Fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar covering the use of AAMA 502 and 503 as part of an overall quality program to ensure that fenestration products are correctly integrated into the building envelope. At 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 31, participate in “Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration: Using AAMA 502 and 503 to Verify Installed Performance.” This session will be led by Jason Seals, FGIA’s Certification Services Manager, Fenestration. It is complimentary and open to the public.“We get...

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UL/CLEB Shares Canadian Codes and Standards Requirements for Fenestration Product Installation at FGIA Annual Conference

A sponsored seminar at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference covered codes and standards requirements pertaining to installing fenestration products in Canada. Robert Jutras, principal engineer for UL/CLEB, led a presentation on these requirements with a focus on CSA A440.4, a National Standard of Canada covering window, door and skylight installation.“The standard we are focusing on today is specific to the Canadian National Building Code (NBC),” said Jutras.NBC Part 9, dedicated to housing and small buildings, covers windows and doors and...

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Economics Expert John Manzella Touches on Trade, Labor, Immigration at FGIA Annual Conference

Those at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference heard an economics expert offer perspective on several crucial, global topics. John Manzella led a round table discussion about economic issues like trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) and automation on Tuesday, offering two sessions.Trade“I've always been a big advocate of trade, and the U.S. is one of the biggest beneficiaries of globalization,” said Manzella.Manzella reported that markets outside the U.S. and Canada represent 80 percent of the world's purchasing...

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FGIA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Hunter Champions Power of Servant Leadership

The keynote speaker at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference made a case for servant leadership over traditional management. Speaker Jim Hunter broke down the five parts of the servant leader model: leadership, authority, service and sacrifice, love, and will. He emphasized the importance of making good decisions and doing the right thing, even when it is difficult or uncomfortable. Hunter also hosted a round table on these themes.“Good leadership has simple, kindergarten rules: Be nice; tell the truth; say I'm...

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FGIA Unveils New Logo, Brand at Annual Conference

During the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) inaugural 2020 Annual Conference, the association officially launched its brand, including a new logo and promotional video never before seen by the industry. On January 1, 2020, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) officially came together to form a new, united organization: FGIA.“That alliance called for the creation of a new brand to represent not just the combining of these two industry leaders but to cast a vision for the...

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Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). After a July 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together as of January 1, 2020.

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