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

Raising Awareness for Window Safety

Apr 8th, 2021

As they do each year, the door and window industry has put a spotlight on window falls during Window Safety Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of April. According to SafeKids Worldwide, an average of eight children age five and under die and more than 3,300 are injured each year from […]

FGIA Updates Sliding Door, Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies Specifications

Apr 1st, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated AAMA 906-21, “Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies,” which pertains to roller assemblies, with or without height adjustment features, for use in sliding doors and lift and slide doors. It was last updated in 2018. “The AAMA 906 task group […]

FGIA Speaker Outlines Commercial and Residential Design Trends

Mar 22nd, 2021

Jumbo glass and energy efficiency continue to be growing design trends, but the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up other aspects of design. To discuss these trends, John Petersen, director of sustainable design and building innovation with MJM Architects, presented a seminar titled, “Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction,” during the Fenestration and Glazing […]

FGIA Conference Provides Canadian Codes Update

Mar 5th, 2021

The Canadian national energy code is becoming more stringent, which will impact the glass and fenestration industries. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in Canadian codes. Margaret Webb, FGIA glass products and […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Preventing Accidents and Developing Safety Protocols

Feb 25th, 2021

“Good accident protocol not only protects your company but your team,” said Mike Troutman, vice president of EHS Excellence at MI Windows and Doors. He educated attendees of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) on how to develop proper accident investigation protocols during the alliance’s virtual annual conference, which ends today. “Don’t push the […]

Amy Roberts Joins FGIA Staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

Feb 2nd, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has hired Amy Roberts as its new director of Canadian and technical glass operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience in both residential […]

Carl Wagus Passes at Age 75

Jan 19th, 2021

Industry expert Carl Wagus recently passed away. According to the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) officials, Wagus served as technical director of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (a predecessor to FGIA) from 1994-2005. “Carl was the consummate expert on all things fenestration, retaining more knowledge about our industry products and standards than several of […]

December FGIA Industry Update to Market Studies Now Available

Dec 21st, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a second updated industry market study in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report is an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May and a prior update released in September. New […]

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