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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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Lisa Heschong shares data on benefits of daylighting at FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

Lisa Heschong, author and scientific researcher, took to the virtual stage during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2021 Virtual Summer Conference to share her findings on the benefits of daylighting and window views. A licensed architect, Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and a founding principal of the Heschong Mahone Group (HMG), Heschong spoke about the many benefits of daylighting and how the fenestration and glazing industry is poised to take advantage of these attributes, all of which is covered in her book, “Visual Delight in Architecture: Daylight, Vision and View”.

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FGIA to host hybrid Fall Conference with in-person and online options

In support of helping the industry continue to move toward re-opening, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announces that its 2021 Fall Conference will offer an in-person event option. The conference will benefit from a hybrid format in which participants may choose to either attend physically at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, or connect virtually.

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FGIA April 6 webinar to make the case for implementing quality management for fabrication of IG units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Implementing Quality Management for the Fabrication of IG Units: Making the Case” on Tues., April 6 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of implementing a formalized quality management system into a company’s insulating glass (IG) fabrication processes. This webinar is complimentary and open to the public.

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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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March 9 FGIA webinar to highlight study of impact of cavity reduction on triple glazed IG units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “The Impact of Cavity Reduction on Triple Glazed IG Units” on Tues., March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the recent study commissioned by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It was undertaken to help insulating glass unit (IGU) manufacturers understand the impact that glass deflection can have on the energy performance of triple glazed IG units.

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Registration open for FGIA Leadership Development Program through March 31

Registration for the third installment of the Leadership Development Program from the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is open through March 31, with the first session taking place April 14. This program is intended to help those who already have industry expertise strengthen their soft skills. Oak Moser, a leadership coach with Coaching 2 Connect, facilitates this professional education offering, which is a legacy program of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) that will continue to be offered by FGIA.

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