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

Door and Window Manufacturers Laud Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15

Oct 10th, 2022

As fall temperatures arrive, fire safety comes back into focus with October 9-15 being Fire Prevention Week in the U.S. In recognition of the designation, the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance Window Safety Task Force is reminding everyone that doors and windows are the primary and secondary escape routes, an especially important topic this fire season […]

Efforts Underway to Normalize Mental-Wellness Discussions in the Construction Industry

Jun 16th, 2022

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA) has changed the way it approaches mental wellness with a new program geared specifically toward the construction industry. Chris Gardner, president of the association, says the goal is to normalize the discussion surrounding mental wellness in a field with no shortage of stressors and anxiety […]

Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

Jun 13th, 2022

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that the Department of Energy will use $225 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help […]

ASTM, NFRC Working Through Numerous Updates and Initiatives

Jun 9th, 2022

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Virtual Summer Conference on Tuesday, June 7, highlighted updates to industry organizations and standards, including upcoming initiatives for ASTM International and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Amy Roberts, director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations, discussed ASTM International’s recent C14 committee on glass and glass products […]

New Focus Areas Identified at 2022 FGIA Summer Conference

Jun 7th, 2022

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) kicked off its 2022 Virtual Summer Conference this week by addressing goals for the future and how to achieve them. Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director, said four focus areas will bring changes for alliance events and efforts in the future. The board, using input from the past year, […]

ICC Approves Changes to Window Opening Requirements

Apr 29th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) voted to make some changes to the International Building Code (E 83-21) regarding window openings. The action occurred during its Committee Action Hearings taking place virtually through May 5. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance were both proponents of the changes which were approved […]

Economist Predicts When We Will Hit a Post-COVID Economy

Feb 23rd, 2021

What will the other side of COVID-19 look like and how will we know when we get there? This is one of the questions keynote speaker Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence attempted to tackle today when he addressed members of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “The big question is whether the stimulus will […]

How Changes to ICC 500 Impact the Fenestration Industry

Feb 8th, 2021

The 2020 edition of ICC 500 includes several updates. Dave Stammen, engineer for the built environment at UL LLC, provided an overview of those changes to the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) in a webinar titled, “ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard.” Committee work began on the new edition […]

New Administration to Bolster American Manufacturing

Jan 26th, 2021

President Biden has signed a “Buy American” executive order intended to bolster American manufacturing. According to the White House, the order will ensure that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they will be spent on goods made in America by American workers and with American-made components. Contracting alone accounts for approximately $600 billion in […]

FGIA Conference Offers Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Oct 9th, 2020

The second day of the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) 2020 Virtual Fall Conference included an update on U.S. and Canada legislation and regulations that have an impact on the glass industry. FGIA U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director Margaret Webb presented […]

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