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Registration Now Open for FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

Registration for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference is now open, with early bird rates available through September 28. The Virtual Fall Conference will take place October 6-8 and will feature updated market size and economic forecasts, as well as residential and commercial construction trends resulting from the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, FGIA has assembled extensive technical forums designed for interactivity and dynamic discussion reflective of the work being conducted by FGIA’s many councils, committees and task groups including its...

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September 22 FGIA Webinar Seeks to Help Prevent Insulating Glass Failures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Methods of Prevention and Investigation of Insulating Glass Failures” on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will review items and concerns that cause insulating glass unit (IGU) problems and issues that may lead to failures. The webinar is complimentary and open to the public. Additionally, FenestrationMasters® certified professionals can earn one industry engagement credit by participating.“The goal of this webinar is to present...

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FGIA Offering Educational Content and Discounts During GlassBuild Connect

In conjunction with GlassBuild Connect, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is offering snapshots of its education offerings and extending related discounts during the month of September. GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event taking place September 1-30.“We at FGIA Education are very excited to be part of GlassBuild Connect and to have the opportunity to support the industry with information-rich education programs,” said Kaydeen Laird, Education Manager. “FGIA offers several amazing programs that...

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FGIA Updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design as well as the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials. This is the second update to AAMA PSSG-20, Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing, originally published in 2016.“PSSG provides the architect, engineer, contractor and property owner the with guidance to best leverage plastic glazed skylights and...

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FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Chris Kuehl to Forecast Post-COVID-19 Economic Pattern Changes

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Virtual Fall Conference taking place October 6-8. On Tuesday, October 6, Kuehl will present “The Post COVID-19 Economy: Ten Patterns Likely to Change.”“As an economist and forecaster for many industries, Dr. Kuehl is in a unique position to shed some much-needed light on the trajectory of the next few months as the economic picture of COVID-19...

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FGIA Updates Fenestration Sealants Guide

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a technical document intended to aid in the selection, use and application of sealants commonly used in fenestration systems. AAMA 851, Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls, an FGIA standard, is the first update to this document, originally published in 2009.“AAMA 851 is an excellent resource in helping identify areas of consideration when selecting sealant systems,” said Steve Altum (Dow Performance Silicones), Chair of the Fenestration Sealant Application Guide Task Group. “Choosing...

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FGIA to Participate in GlassBuild Connect 2020

FGIA is pleased to announce it will participate as an association partner in GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. Although the live GlassBuild America trade show is cancelled for 2020 in Las Vegas, GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event – GlassBuild Connect. Starting September 1, registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can connect to learn about thousands of products and services from nearly 350 of the industry’s leading glass...

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August 11 FGIA Webinar to Share Ways FGIA Can Help with Florida Product Approval Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Florida Product Approval Program – How FGIA Can Help” on Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar was originally scheduled to take place July 28, but was rescheduled due to a conflicting meeting on the same topic. Presented by Jason Seals, FGIA Certification Services Manager, Fenestration, this webinar is complimentary and open to the public.The 7th edition (2020) of the Florida Building Code goes into effect January 1, 2021. As...

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U.S., Canadian Economic Outlook Discusses Post-COVID-19 Recovery at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference. Moderator Michael Collins, Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, asked questions of Katherine Judge, Economist for CIBC Capital Markets, and Bill Norris, Chief Investment Officer of CIBC Bank USA, reviewing recent economic activity and forecasting the national outlook with economic indicators for both countries.Norris first described the situation in the U.S., saying the current economic circumstances differ from other times of financial...

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Experts Share Financial Relief Program Terms for U.S., Canada at FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

A panel discussion of financial relief programs for those in the U.S. and Canada took place at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference, offering options for large and small businesses for individuals and employees impacted by COVID-19 and its related financial hardships. Moderated by Paula Goedert of Barnes & Thornburg (and also legal counsel for FGIA), panelists Mary Comazzi also of Barnes & Thornburg and Karen Cooper of Drache Aptowitzer shared their knowledge of several emergency funding programs, their terms and...

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