Posts Tagged ‘ Kathy Krafka-Harkema ’

FGIA Codes Update Shows Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 13th, 2020

Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted glass industry businesses, it’s also having an impact on codes. Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director Margaret Webb updated attendees on U.S. and Canadian codes during the FGIA 2020 Virtual […]

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 Gives U.S. and Canadian Codes Update at Conference

Jun 25th, 2020

The second day of the virtual Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Summer Conference included an update on window, door and glass-related codes in the U.S. and Canada, many of which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. FGIA U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and glass products and Canadian industry affairs […]

New York Updates Energy Conservation Code

May 8th, 2020

New York City has updated its New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), which now includes more stringent fenestration and building insulation requirements. The updated code will be current with the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State, which is based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. The […]

Aggressive Energy Proposals Dominate FGIA Codes and Regulatory Update

Feb 12th, 2020

“Following regulatory issues right now is like doing the Texas two-step,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “When they move, they move faster than I have seen in my life,” she added, when addressing members this morning during a meeting of the Regulatory […]

Construction Industry Praises Signing of USMCA, the End of ‘NAFTA Nightmare’

Jan 29th, 2020

After an overwhelming majority vote in the Senate last week, President Donald Trump has officially signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal in a ceremony that took place at the White House today. The USMCA replaces the nearly 25-year-old trade deal North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “Everybody said this was a […]

California Cracks Down on Consumer Privacy Regulations with CCPA

Dec 19th, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that passed in June 2018 will take effect January 1, 2020, and is set to have a significant impact on companies that do business in the golden state. “The CCPA is precedent-setting in the U.S. because it has far-reaching implications for data management and recordkeeping,” says Kathy […]

AAMA Discusses Code Proposals Advancing to Public Comment

Jun 3rd, 2019

During the recent International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings, held April 28 through May 8 in Albuquerque, N.M., officials from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) say they worked with other industry groups and interested individuals to advance actions on behalf of association members and the door and window industries. In follow up, the association has […]

Codes and Regulatory Update Covers the Gamut

Feb 27th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) continues its Annual Conference in Palm Springs, Calif., and the day started with a rapid-fire update on the myriad of programs that are having or could have an impact on the glass, window and door industries. The update was given by Kathy Krafka-Harkema, AAMA’s new and codes and regulatory […]

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