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Announcing the 2021 FGIA Virtual Annual Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will hold its 2021 Annual Conference virtually due to the continued health concerns around the spread of COVID-19. This event, previously scheduled to be held at Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida, will be hosted on Zoom for the convenience of participants. The event dates remain largely unchanged with the conference taking place Tuesday, February 23 through Thursday, February 25.

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Registration now open for FGIA Virtual Fall Conference

Registration for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Fall Conference is now open, with early bird rates available through Sept. 28. The Virtual Fall Conference will take place Oct. 6-8 and will feature updated market size and economic forecasts, as well as residential and commercial construction trends resulting from the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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St. Cloud Window launches new SCW4000 acoustic window line

St. Cloud Window Inc. announces a new SCW4000 Series window. The SCW4000 Series is designed to accommodate the increasing demand for acoustic performance and high thermal efficiency to both buildings and occupants and is available in a vertical sliding, horizontal sliding, and fixed configuration.

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September 22 FGIA webinar seeks to help prevent insulating glass failures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Methods of Prevention and Investigation of Insulating Glass Failures” on Tues., Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will review items and concerns that cause insulating glass unit (IGU) problems and issues that may lead to failures. The webinar is complimentary and open to the public.

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FGIA offering educational content and discounts during GlassBuild Connect

In conjunction with GlassBuild Connect, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is offering snapshots of its education offerings and extending related discounts during the month of September. GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event taking place Sept. 1-30.

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FGIA updates Fenestration Sealants Guide

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a technical document intended to aid in the selection, use and application of sealants commonly used in fenestration systems. AAMA 851, “Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls,” an FGIA standard, is the first update to this document, originally published in 2009.

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Technoform debuts shearless thermal barrier to greatly reduce deformation due to thermal expansion for aluminum-framed fenestration

Technoform introduces a new, shearless polyamide thermal barrier for windows, doors and façade systems. The company said this new thermal barrier solution significantly reduces the deformation caused by uneven thermal expansion in aluminum framing members and minimizes thermal conductivity to improve energy performance.

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July 14 FGIA webinar panelists to cover security glazing for storefront, fenestration

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Security Glazing for Storefront and Fenestration” as presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, on Tuesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Lingnell will be joined by a panel of industry experts, including Julia Schimmelpenningh (Eastman Chemical Company), Vaughn Schauss (Kuraray) and Ivan Zuniga (Kawneer). This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.