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Category: FGIA reports and studies

FGIA releases new technical manual for IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released new technical manual providing generic design considerations for cavity compensation for insulating glass (IG) units and determining conditions which impact the pressure in the IG unit cavity. IGMA TM 3200-21, “Design Considerations for IG Unit Cavity Pressure Compensation,” is FGIA’s newest technical manual.

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AAMA releases 2017/2018 market studies, offers forecast of fenestration industry trends

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released the “AAMA 2017/2018 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights.” This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2018.

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AAMA conference hosts expert on sustainability standards, certification in raw materials supply chains

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Annual Conference in Orlando, those in attendance heard from Dr. Fiona Solomon, CEO of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, on the topic of sustainability standards and certification in raw materials supply chains. Solomon focused on the role sustainability standards are playing in impacting sourcing and production across a range of natural resources sectors and more.

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New daylighting web page available on AAMA website

Daylighting information previously included as a fact sheet has been updated and posted as a web page by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). This daylighting-focused web page focused on daylighting and energy savings addresses key differences between fenestration products installed primarily vertically (windows, doors, curtain walls and storefronts) and those installed primarily overhead [skylights, roof windows and tubular daylighting devices (TDDs)] and their relation to daylighting and energy savings.

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GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi features Tubelite curtainwall and entrances

The new 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi opened in March 2016. The one-story museum’s façade and 30-foot-tall lobby features Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall and entrance systems. Owned and operated by the Cleveland Music Foundation, the Museum is located in Cleveland, Mississippi near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South.

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