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FGIA Virtual Southeast Region Meeting taking place April 22

Registration is now open for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Virtual Southeast Region Meeting, which will be held April 22. Topics to be covered include wind-driven rain climatology in Florida, changes between the 2010 and 2016 versions of ASCE/SEI 7 as they relate to fenestration, the keys to understanding the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) requirements for fenestration and more.

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UL seminar covers new CSA Standard for High Exposure Fenestration Installation

Robert Jutras, principal engineer at UL led a sponsored session called “The New Canadian High Exposure Fenestration Installation Standard CSA A440.6:20, Explained” during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Annual Conference. This new document from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was published in 2020 and encompasses more than 140 pages, mapping out specifications for the installation of fenestration products in buildings of four or more stories in height, and of all occupancies.

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Historic motorcycle factory converted into new, affordable housing features high-performance windows

The Mason Square Apartments II at Indian Motorcycle project offers low-income residents affordable rental housing without compromising aesthetics, performance or comfort. Vacant for decades, the 55,000-square-foot, five-story, brick building’s tall, arched windows had been boarded up for years. Today, these 4-by-8-foot openings feature Diamond Windows & Doors’ high-performance, double-hung windows with Technoform’s warm-edge insulating glass spacers.

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FGIA and AVFQ finalize collaboration agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between l’ Association de vitrerie et fenestration du Quebec (AVFQ) and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has been finalized, allowing for the development of mutual synergies that will enable both organizations to best support their respective members. AVFQ and FGIA agreed to collaborate by sharing information and offering reciprocal benefits and services to members in the areas of education, advocacy, technical standards, research and product certification.

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Registration now open for FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held Feb. 23-25. “FGIA owes its success and recognition in the industry to the time, energy, and talent of our members. These leaders help FGIA achieve its vision of improving home and building performance through better glass, window, door and skylight technology and standards,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA Executive Director. To this end, on Feb. 23, FGIA will host its annual awards ceremony in a virtual format, during which the winners of several prestigious organization awards will be announced and recognized.

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FGIA updates Performance Rating Method standard for mulled combination assemblies, more

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010. This FGIA performance rating method describes procedures and requirements for determining the air leakage, water resistance and structural performance of mulled fenestration systems.

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January 19 FGIA webinar to cover performance rating for fenestration systems, comparative analysis procedure

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure” on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the enhanced analytical aspects of AAMA 2502, a recently updated FGIA document, and the procedures for evaluating air leakage and water penetration resistance. Participants will also learn about the design pressure performance of mulled fenestration assemblies contained in AAMA 450 – another FGIA document that was also recently updated.

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