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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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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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AAMA updates standard for assessing frame deflection when using one component polyurethane foams

“One component polyurethane foam sealants are used to augment the energy efficiency performance of fenestration installations,” said Beverly Selle (Dow Chemical Company), chair of the AAMA 812 Insulating Expanding Foams Task Group. “The AAMA 812 has been updated to clarify foam physical properties, enhance sample preparation, testing and measurement procedures, and include requirements for reporting of test results.”

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Sept. 17 AAMA webinar to review what is new in the state of the construction defect industry

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar entitled “State of the Construction Defect Industry in 2019: What’s the Same and What’s New?” on Sept. 17, open to all interested parties. Leading the webinar are Pete Fowler and Alex Prokop of Pete Fowler Construction Services. Register now for this complimentary session.

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Keynote speakers to serve as guides to future of safety, new products at AAMA Fall Conference

Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk, motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a keynote presentation entitled, “The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants.” Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger & Co., specializes in architect-driven projects and will discuss installation techniques.

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AAMA and IGMA to Unify as One Combined Organization

The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “The value of the new organization will be a stronger industry voice, offering members and the industry single-source access to critical information,” said AAMA Board Chairman Donnie Hunter (Kawneer). “With knowledgeable professionals from both the fenestration and glass industries, better synergy for the whole finished fenestration product will be available, as well as direct access to Canadian market, codes and regulatory expertise. A combined organization also delivers expanded technical competencies and a broader document base to support more extensive educational opportunities for members,” he continued.

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AAMA presents webinar on U.S. labor shortage and retention with John Manzella, Aug. 6

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Western Region will host a webinar entitled “U.S. Labor Shortage and Retention” on Aug. 6, covering the current labor shortage and how to retain skilled employees. The presentation will focus on the worsening U.S. labor and skills deficit. It will cover the difficulties of hiring and retaining workers, the causes of the deficit, the impact on companies and strategies firms have or are considering in order to reduce risks.

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IGMA Glass Safety Awareness Council shares best practices, guidance for preventing workplace injuries

This past April, an Ontario worker was crushed after entering the barrier enclosure to troubleshoot a machine. In May 2019, a 24-year-old in Virginia was loading glass onto a truck and was killed after several hundred pounds of glass fell on him. In each of these examples, safety protocols were not followed. “A 24-year-old shouldn’t go to work in the morning and not come home at night,” said Burk. “No one should die at work in this day and age. It shouldn’t happen anymore.”

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