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FGIA announces new Board of Directors, strategic plan at inaugural conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference held last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida featured an introduction to the 2020 Board of Directors. Since FGIA is the result of having combined the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) as of the first of this year, the FGIA Board of Directors includes representatives who actively served in leadership roles within either of the separate associations.

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FGIA releases new document for determining THERM finite element modeling surface temperatures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a new publication addressing aspects of the finite element (FE) thermal modeling process often used to predict interior surface temperatures on fenestration including non-residential windows, terrace and patio doors, curtain wall, storefront, and entrances. AAMA 515-19, Voluntary Procedure for Determination of Fenestration Surface Temperatures by THERM Finite Element Modeling, an FGIA standard, is now available.

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YKK AP launches collaborative research into construction technology with Carnegie Mellon University

YKK AP America yesterday announced YKK AP Inc. has signed an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to conduct joint research on advanced technology to install windows, curtain walls, doors, and products in buildings. “YKK AP is seeing future constraints on field labor not only in the US, but across the globe. Increasingly tight schedules, rapid building close-ins, and constraints on skilled field labor are demanding the development of advanced technologies,” said Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America Inc. “By partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s leading research team, the YKK AP Inc.’s goal is to bring new and advanced construction technologies to market, creating efficiencies for the global construction industry.”

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Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). After a July 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together as of Jan. 1, 2020.

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Technoform associates earn NFRC Simulator certification

Technoform’s Gabriel Louthan recently completed training and successfully passed testing for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Certified Simulator program becoming the third certified simulator along with Stephen Aki and Bart Hensley.

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AAMA Education: Updated courses and platform now available for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0

The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus based AAMA standards. Version 2.0 includes updated document references, incorporating new information from any documents that have been updated and/or published since the program launched, such as the latest version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-17) and AAMA PSSG-19, “Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing.”

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Nov. 12 AAMA webinar to provide update from Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar on Nov. 12 offering an update on the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) Windstorm Program requirements for fenestration products. Dr. Paul Bove will provide an overview of the windstorm program, as well as relevant building code requirements, requirements for fenestration products, relevant products’ submittal requirements, the product evaluation process and common issues associated with submittals and evaluation.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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