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

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 […]

FGIA Conference Begins With Focus on the Post-COVID-19 Economy

Oct 7th, 2020

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) began its 2020 Virtual Fall Conference with a focus on the economy. Keynote speaker Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director at Armada Corp. Intelligence, presented “Are We There Yet? Will 2021 Be Better than This Mess?” Kuehl began his session by explaining how unclear data is surrounding the COVID-19 […]

Quality Assurance Crucial to Insulating Glass Program

Sep 24th, 2020

Preventing insulating glass failures, and then investigating them fully when they do occur, are key for those involved with insulating glass (IG), said Bill Lingnell of Lingnell Consulting Services and IG expert. He discussed specific ways to do this during a recent webinar hosted by the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). First and foremost, […]

Florida Product Approval Program Deadlines Loom

Aug 19th, 2020

Glass, glazing and window manufacturers have until the end of the year to submit applications for product approvals under the 2020 Florida Building Code (FBC) to ensure their products will continue to be for sale in the state next year. To guide its members through the process, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted […]

FGIA Webinar Provides Financial Tips Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Part 2

Jun 3rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the economy and many glass and glazing companies are looking for ways to strengthen their businesses during this time. To address this issue, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a webinar titled, “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy,” with presenter Michael […]

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