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Registration Now Open for 2021 FGIA Leadership Development Program

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is now open, with the first session taking place in January. Oak Moser, a leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, facilitates this professional education offering, which is a legacy program of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) that will continue to be offered by FGIA.“The Leadership Development Program focuses on the soft skills a leader needs to achieve his or her full potential,” said Moser. “Everyone in the...

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FMA, FGIA, WDMA Release New Guidelines for Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer

The Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a new document focused on replacement windows. FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20, Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer, covers the replacement of windows in residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, utilizing a membrane/drainage system, a surface barrier drainage or a wall system without a reliable membrane drainage system.“This newly...

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Oak Moser Offers Leadership Advice for Increasing Influence at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

A senior management professional experienced in leading and coaching teams shared tips for how to increase one’s influence over others at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. Leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, Oak Moser, facilitates FGIA’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), and previewed the third installment of the program during the event. Moser provided steps in setting expectations with others professionally and personally, including connecting with people of different personality and communication styles, leveraging the strengths that go along with those styles...

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Builder Matt Risinger Praises High-Performing Fenestrations of the Future

A high-end builder in Austin, TX, shared the fenestration trends he has seen in the U.S. when it comes to building performance during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. Matt Risinger is the host of the popular YouTube Channel, The Build Show, where he talks about building science, craftsmanship and best practices for building and remodeling. According to Risinger, there has been an increase in questions on his channel from builders about high-performing products.Risinger, who previously spoke at the 2019 Fall...

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Expert Shares Tips for Safety Awareness in the Pandemic at FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

At the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference, an industry professional with more than 36 years of health and safety experience shared his company’s best practices for keeping plant workers safe during the spread of COVID-19. Michael Cook, Corporate Safety Director for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, called on employers to do all they can to adapt workspaces and ensure their employees’ safety in the pandemic.Cook began with a reflection on January 1, 2020, when things in the world were somewhat normal – there was...

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FGIA Virtual Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Kuehl Discusses Post-COVID-19 Economy

An economist gave an assessment of the current economy and what the industry might expect from an eventual post-COVID economy during the keynote address at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference. “The impact this current recession has had will either push us back to where we were in 2019 or continue into 2021, 2022,” said Dr. Chris Kuehl, a managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, who provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world.Kuehl...

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October 20 FGIA Webinar to Provide Introduction to Curtain Wall Manual

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “An Introduction to the Curtain Wall Manual (AAMA CWM-19)” on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Rich Rinka, FGIA Technical Manager, Fenestration Standards and U.S. Industry Affairs, this webinar is complimentary and open to the public. Additionally, for FenestrationMasters® certified professionals, this webinar qualifies for one industry engagement credit.“Curtain walls, based on skeleton frame construction and imaginative designs, provide large glazed areas that can dominate a façade,” said Rinka. “When...

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FGIA Cancels 2020 IG Fabricators Workshop, Plans to Release Online Video Series

Due to the continued health concerns related to COVID-19, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has cancelled the Insulating Glass (IG) Fabricators Workshop, previously scheduled to take place November 10-12 in Plano, TX. The in-person workshop is typically held each November, which is a schedule that will continue in 2021 and thereafter. However, FGIA had previously explored extending the reach of this event by addressing the topics covered in the annual workshop through a new online video series which is targeted to be...

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FGIA Releases Update to 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Adjusted Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report serves as an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of mid-September 2020, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from industry participants on year-to-date shipments.“Forecasting at a time of...

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FGIA Updates Two Anchorage Technical Documents

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated two documents addressing fenestration anchorage. This is the first update to AAMA 2501-20, Voluntary Guide for Engineering Analysis of Anchorage Systems for Fenestration Products Included in NAFS, since it was originally written in 2006. Its companion document, AAMA TIR-A14-20, Fenestration Anchorage Guidelines, was created in 2010. This is its first update as well.“These documents are companions, and both provide guidance on what needs to be considered to determine appropriate anchorage of fenestration products,” said Sarah Erickson...

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