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

Amy Becker Joins FGIA Staff as Glass Products Specialist

May 18th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the hiring of Amy Becker as glass products specialist. In her new role, Becker oversees the operation of the IGCC/IGMA and IGMAC insulating glass certification programs, as well as serves as the internal auditor for FGIA fenestration certification programs. She also provides member support as a […]

Registration Now Open for 2023 FGIA Southeast Region Virtual Meeting

Apr 10th, 2023

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Southeast Region Virtual Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 25. The organization says the one-day virtual event will feature regional-focused topics including state-specific codes and regulations, sustainability efforts, wind design and sea turtle research. “We have created a diverse agenda that includes both timely […]

Economy Has Builders Decreasing Prices, Increasing Incentives

Dec 13th, 2022

Earlier this month the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) confirmed what some commercial media outlets have reported recently: builders are increasingly reducing prices and offering special sales incentives. It’s not a new tactic, and while it’s been used before, the NAHB reports that those measures currently are not being used at the same rate at […]

Recession Concerns Addressed at FGIA Fall Conference

Oct 7th, 2022

Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, addressed possible recession concerns at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference, warning against a “wait and see” approach for businesses. While many companies are doing well, he says the U.S. has a tendency to worry itself into a recession. However, those recessions don’t last […]

FGIA Fall Conference Addresses Dynamic Glass Tax Code Incentives, Inflation Concerns

Oct 6th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference’s regulatory and legislative report dove into inflation concerns, tax code incentives embedded in the Inflation Reduction Act, FGIA public comments, along with additional topics concerning the U.S. fenestration and glazing industry. The report, presented by FGIA U.S. technical operations director Kathy Krafka Harkema, opened with […]

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

FGIA Updates Fundamentals of Fenestration Education Program

Sep 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated its Fundamentals of Fenestration education program. The program, which was released in 2016, is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the fenestration industry, helping users to identify various fenestration products, describe the basics of performance, testing and certification and learn about materials used […]

Funding Approved to Update Three Canadian Glass Standards

Jul 19th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced recent funding approval for the updating of three Canadian glass standards, made possible through the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), a federal government organization offering comprehensive standards development. CGSB is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Standards Development Organization. This formal recognition […]

FGIA Reveals New Glass Safety Standards

Jul 14th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released a new specification, providing a framework for safety standards within glass manufacturing facilities. The specification, IGMA TM-5000-22, “Do’s and Don’ts of Glass Safety,” looks to ensure that insulating glass (IG) manufacturers have a guide to properly ensure that safety regulations are in place. The document states that […]

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 […]