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

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 […]

Registration Now Open for 2022 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference

Apr 22nd, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference, scheduled for June 6-9. The Summer Conference meeting schedule will continue to address association business and committee work with additional focus on Canadian issues, including the traditional update on Canadian codes and legislation, as well as an overview of […]

FGIA Summer Conference to be Held Virtually

Apr 14th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced that its 2022 Summer Conference will be held virtually instead of a hybrid event with options for participation both in-person in Montreal, Quebec, and online. The event dates remain unchanged, with the conference taking place Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9. The FGIA board of directors […]

Window Safety Week Observed April 3-9: How Will you Spread the Word?

Apr 4th, 2022

In partnership with the National Safety Council, the Window Safety Task Force encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 3-9. Though spring is arriving in most of North America, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are […]

Trauma Response Training: An Investment in Your Organization

Mar 14th, 2022

Glen and Drew Stilson of Arizona-based Independence Training told attendees at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, which was held the week of February 28, that proper trauma response training has numerous benefits. From saving lives and identifying leaders to preserving productivity, the more employees know, the better prepared they are to […]

FGIA Annual Conference Tackles Building, Energy Code Updates and More

Mar 11th, 2022

Numerous updates on the International Code Council (ICC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were discussed during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Annual Conference held last week. Addressed were proposals regarding window fall prevention, screening, thermal bridging and more. International Code Council Group B Jennifer Hatfield, FGIA code consultant and managing member […]

FGIA Economic Outlook Addresses Turmoil in Europe and COVID Recovery

Mar 7th, 2022

Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, provided an economic outlook for the United States and Canada during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Annual Conference that took place last week in Amelia Island, Fla. He addressed the mounting challenges and potential impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine and […]

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