Association News: Panels, Roundtable, Interactive Workshops to Cover Range of Topics at FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference
Posted on January 28th, 2022
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released a final schedule for the upcoming 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference. It now includes panel discussions about triple thins as well as environmental and sustainability trends and an interactive workshop hosted by the FGIA Aluminum Material Council. These sessions are in addition to a wide array of speakers and presenters on the docket. Early bird registration for the conference is offered through February 4 for this event, taking place both in-person and virtually.
"We are excited to announce the addition of these learning opportunities to the Hybrid Annual Conference schedule," said Florica Vlad, FGIA Meetings Manager. "Between these panels and workshops and the incredible speaker line-up we have planned, there is every reason to register now for the event."
During this 90-minute interactive workshop, conference participants will view and perform various finishes tests from FGIA documents, including AAMA 611, 612, 2603, 2604 and 2605. At the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with many of the common tests critical to the performance of finished aluminum. The workshop will have six tables with different tests being performed at each table, including color retention, impact resistance, weathering and more. Each test will take around 10 minutes to complete.
Triple Thin Versus Triple-Pane
In this panel discussion, industry experts highlight the differences in traditional triple-pane windows versus thin triples, how thin triples relate to the new proposed U.S. ENERGY STAR® 7.0 specification along with how and why energy-saving proponents are driving the use of more "thin triple" technology. Reasons for this include a movement toward I-Codes, among others, aiming for greater energy savings including in building the potential for more energy efficient fenestration products. Panelists are Joe Hayden (Pella Corporation), Robert Hart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Bill Lingnell (Lingnell Consulting Services).
Environmental/Sustainability Trends and Considerations
On this panel, four sustainability leaders in the fenestration and glazing industry will talk about timely topics like where to start in a firm's sustainability journey, how others have begun, why the difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon matters and more. Panelists will also field questions in-person during this relevant, insightful session, exclusively for FGIA members. Panelists will include Maure Creager (SageGlass), Chris Giovannielli (Kawneer), Dr. Helen Sanders (Technoform) and Cathy Tarkey (Sherwin-Williams).
Register for the 2022 FGIA Hybrid Annual Conference now. Early bird registration rates are available through February 4. The in-person event will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL.
For more information about FGIA and its activities, visit FGIAonline.org.
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