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

Insulating Glass Workmanship Practices: Education Makes a Difference

Jun 1st, 2023

During the last few years of the pandemic, we saw numerous plant workers walk off the job never to return. We also saw the government paying workers to stay home if they felt unsafe on the job. Many of these workers never returned to their jobs, either. The investment made in their on-the-job knowledge and […]

Innovation for Fenestration

Mar 15th, 2023

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”– Theodore Levitt At the recent Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference in San Diego, we held the second annual session on Innovation, titled “Embracing Innovation in the Fenestration industry,” where I served as facilitator. Three award winning organizations presented their innovations in this session. These companies shared […]

NAFS 2022 Arrives (a Year After Its Namesake)

Feb 27th, 2023

A new 2022 edition of the North American Fenestration Standard/Specification (NAFS) arrived last week, closing out what officials for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) labeled a “multi-year” process. Developed in collaboration with CSA Group and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 defines basic performance requirements for door, window and skylight […]

With COVID Out of the Way, FGIA Regains Laser Focus on Initiatives

Feb 16th, 2023

A professional crowd moves through a hotel lobby.

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) annual conference took place this week in San Diego, where officials provided updates for various initiatives and collaborations. After progress slowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most efforts have since regained their momentum, officials said, including several impacting the environment and building codes, and one that’s set to change […]

FGIA Recognizes Industry Leaders for Excellence During 2023 Ceremony

Feb 16th, 2023

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members this week, by congratulating winners at an annual awards banquet. The ceremony was part of the alliance’s annual conference, held this week in San Diego. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through their work and dedication […]

FGIA Returns to Pre-COVID Strength

Feb 15th, 2023

A conference room filled with attendees and a speaker at a podium.

It’s cool and cloudy in San Diego this week—not the conditions that officials for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) had hoped for when they chose the location for this year’s annual conference. But inside, “So far, the event looks great,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA’s meetings manager, adding, “Everything but the weather. But I’m […]

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 […]