Posts Tagged ‘ Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance ’

Wojan Window & Door Long-Time Sales VP to Retire

Feb 13th, 2023

Wojan Window & Door has announced the retirement of vice president of sales Rick Pagano. A more than 50-year veteran of the fenestration and building products industries, Pagano has led Wojan’s sales team for fourteen years and will be succeeded by current regional sales manager Jeff Collis. Pagano started in the lumber industry right out […]

Amended Sea Turtle Act Would Require Tinted Glass in Windows

Dec 12th, 2022

To mitigate the amount of light from residential beachfront properties, South Carolina Rep. Greg Hembree introduced several amendments to the Sea Turtle Protection Act that states beachfront homeowners should use tinted glass, filmed glass or shade screens on windows facing the ocean above the first floor of a multistory structure when practical. Hembree also seeks […]

Updated NAFS Set for Fall 2022 Release Pending CSA Group Approval

Aug 22nd, 2022

An updated version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) is now available for public review via the CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association). The proposed changes can be reviewed until Sept. 4, 2022. Both the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have already approved the proposed […]

TDI Explains How Windstorm Program Changes Impact Glazing, Fenestration Manufacturers

Jan 19th, 2021

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) adopted the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) effective September 1, 2020. Dr. Paul Bove, an engineer with the TDI, explained to members of the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) what has changed and how those changes impact glazing and fenestration manufacturers in […]

Companies Get Creative with Holiday Celebrations and Still Bring Employees Together

Dec 21st, 2020

With holiday lunches or evening parties eliminated during COVID-19, companies are still finding a way to gather and celebrate their accomplishments throughout this challenging year. If you were thinking about hosting an in-person gathering at work, The Centers for Disease Control does have a page on its site designated to “COVID-19: Holiday Celebrations,” which covers […]

FGIA Goes All-In on Virtual

Jun 24th, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance began its annual Summer Conference yesterday—another event that’s presenting virtually as COVID-19 continues its hold across states. Originally scheduled to start Monday in Chicago, the event now lasts Tuesday through Thursday and is hosted over Zoom. The need to prove its ability to work remotely comes at a critical […]

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]

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 […]

FGIA Gathers Members for First Time Under New Brand

Feb 11th, 2020

A new chapter was opened this morning at the Annual Conference of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). The event marked the first gathering since the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) joined as a new entity. The meeting began with an official unveiling of a new logo by […]

AAMA and IGMA Members Vote in Favor of Unification, New Name

Aug 1st, 2019

After more than a year of working through the details of a potential combination of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), members of both organizations have voted to proceed with the unification process. The organization’s new name will be the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). Beginning this […]