Posts Tagged ‘ Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) ’

Recession Concerns Addressed at FGIA Fall Conference

Oct 7th, 2022

Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, addressed possible recession concerns at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, warning against a “wait and see” approach for businesses. While many companies are doing well, he says the U.S. has a tendency to worry itself into a recession. However, those recessions don’t last […]

FGIA Fall Conference Addresses Dynamic Glass Tax Code Incentives, Inflation Concerns

Oct 6th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference’s regulatory and legislative report dove into inflation concerns, tax code incentives embedded in the Inflation Reduction Act, FGIA public comments, along with additional topics concerning the U.S. fenestration and glazing industry. The report, presented by FGIA U.S. technical operations director Kathy Krafka Harkema, opened with […]

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

FGIA Updates Fundamentals of Fenestration Education Program

Sep 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated its Fundamentals of Fenestration education program. The program, which was released in 2016, is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the fenestration industry, helping users to identify various fenestration products, describe the basics of performance, testing and certification and learn about materials used […]

Funding Approved to Update Three Canadian Glass Standards

Jul 19th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced recent funding approval for the updating of three Canadian glass standards, made possible through the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), a federal government organization offering comprehensive standards development. CGSB is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards Development Organization. This formal recognition […]

FGIA Reveals New Glass Safety Standards

Jul 14th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released a new specification, providing a framework for safety standards within glass manufacturing facilities. The specification, IGMA TM-5000-22, “Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety,” looks to ensure that insulating glass (IG) manufacturers have a guide to properly ensure that safety regulations are in place. The document states that […]

FGIA Updates PVC Fenestration Standard

Jun 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification for producing quality PVC fenestration products. AAMA 320-22, Standard and Guideline for Quality Welding, Bonding, and Ventilation of Thermoplastic (PVC) Extrusion Based Fenestration Products, is now available for purchase. Last updated in 2010, the document provides guidelines for successful welded corners and to […]

Feds Step in to Address Inflation, Supply Chain and Energy Conservation

Jun 21st, 2022

Discussion of rising fuel and inflation prices made its way into the recent meeting of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as the industry continues to grapple with rising costs. Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. technical operations director, provided an overview of inflation and other obstacles, at FGIA’s 2022 Virtual Summer Conference the week of […]

Canada Pushes Efficiency with National Building Code

Jun 10th, 2022

The 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference highlighted Canada’s path forward to energy efficiency on Tuesday, June 7. With Canada’s 2020 National Building Code noting a future with net-zero ready homes, panelists pointed to considerations of which the industry should be mindful. Speakers for the session included Andrew Oding, vice president […]

Prime Windows and Entry Doors Up 8 Percent

Apr 28th, 2022

The demand for prime windows grew by 8.8% in 2021, while windows in new housing increased by 13% in 2021, according to the FGIA 2021/2022 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. In the 2021 residential market, new construction demand for entry doors grew by 8%. The report was released this week […]

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