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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).


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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).

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Latest: AAMA and IGMA Becoming FGIA - 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).

AAMA and IGMA Becoming FGIA

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).

$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

Are Your Buildings Feeling The Heat?

New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.

Facility Executive | August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 issue looks at workplace violence, security trends, and fire safety.Plus HVAC controls, roofing maintenance, energy storage, and more.

How To Calculate Square Footage In Your Facility, The Easy Way

Inaccurate square footage metrics can lead to major issues, including complications with building projects and excess spending across multiple facilities.

Friday Funny: Who’s Your Favorite Dirty Dog?

Everybody loves a good makeover. Take a look at America's Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019 and cast your vote in Wahl’s eighth annual Dirty Dogs Contest. 

The Top 6 Benefits Of An Office Relocation

Although office relocation can be an unwelcome distraction for some employees, moving your office can result in a more comfortable, productive, and appealing space for all.

St. Louis Seismic Renovation Completed With Occupants In Place

McCarthy Building Companies employed alternative methods to improve the seismic performance of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, MO.

Dallas Architecture Organizations Merge Into New Space

The American Institute of Architects' and Architecture and Design Foundation's Texas-size project inspires local Dallas architecture and design community.

HYDRO BAN Linear Drain Grates & Troughs

LATICRETE expanded its HYDRO BAN linear drain grates and troughs while the ordering and logistics process for distributors has also been approved by now offering the troughs and grates as separate purchases, instead of packaging them together.

Academic and Residential Complex Celebrates Opening at UIC

Thornton Tomasetti, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and American Campus Communities collaborate on a public private partnership.

Job Order Contracting (JOC): Stay On Time and On Budget

Job Order Contracting is a proven one-bid procurement method that helps get projects started faster than traditional procurement. But does that make it right for every project? Learn more.

ESB Unveils Latest Observatory Experience

The Empire State Building now features 10,000 square feet of interactive gallery space where visitors can learn about the history of the building.

Vanderbilt University Residence Hall Safely Imploded

Close to students and a major roadway, implosion of a Vanderbilt University residence hall required months of careful planning. Watch how it all came down.

MCI POWR 100 Concrete Surface Treatment

MCI POWR 100 is a silane water repellant containing Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI) and an oleophobic additive that provides reinforcing steel with corrosion protection.

Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”

BIM: Digital Data To Enhance Facility Management

After being utilized during a construction project, Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to assist the operations and maintenance of the facility.

IMETCO Launches Refreshed Website

IMETCO launches a redesigned website to mark a milestone in the company’s history. The new website offers visitors a new online experience.

Chicago’s Willis Tower Unveils Lobby Sculpture

The sculpture by Jacob Hashimoto features a nearly 16-foot tall and 42-foot wide cloud built from nearly 7,000, nine-inch individual kite-like disks.

Coil Anodized Aluminum Paneling Makes Korean Heritage Shine

When Gyeongju City decided to build a showpiece structure for the center of the Gyeongju Cultural Expo Park, the team knew it would have to be exceptional.

Advanced Fire Detection Supports Super Bowl LIII

In 2019, aspirating smoke detection technology was selected as quick installation solution for temporary broadcast offices at biggest game of the year.

Agfa Imaging Equipment Certified By OSHPD For Earthquake Resistance

California's Seismic Safety Act requires hospitals to meet requirements to ensure safety of the public and continued operations following an earthquake.

Data Analysis And Its Strategic Role In Higher Education Facilities Management

Data analysis helps higher education facility managers better understand their facilities, so that their campuses can be positioned to thrive tomorrow.

Integrate CMMS And Engineering Data To Optimize Plant Maintenance

Efficiency of facilities maintenance teams improves with Engineering Information Management (EIM) — linking a CMMS with engineering schematics.

American Concrete Institute Releases New Concrete Repair Guide

ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.

Enercept Power and Energy Meters

Enercept series meters solve the challenges that organizations face in creating more efficient buildings in retrofit environments.

Did You Miss Our “Improving The Project Closeout Process” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about new trends and best practices for making the project closeout hand-off an easier, more efficient process.

VARISPACE Las Colinas Delivers Space As A Service

This office campus in Irving, TX, fully furnished and brimming with amenities, is the endeavor of VARIDESK, a workplace furniture solutions company.

Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility

At Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, a new student athletic facility achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Office Fit Outs And Connectivity

Here are five ways to help reduce IT spend when setting up new office space. Plus, 10 trends shaping the digital workplace.

BREEAM New Construction Standard Now For U.S. Market

BRE Global consulted with HOK to adapt its green building standard for new construction in the United States.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

VAPOR BAN Primer ER Moisture Barrier

VAPOR BAN Primer ER is a single coat, 100% solids, liquid applied, two-part epoxy coating that consolidates the application of a moisture barrier and primer from two steps into one.

Adaptive Reuse Creates New Healthcare Facility

In Moorestown, NJ, designing a cancer care center included both existing and new elements.

YMCA First Fitness Facility To Be WELL Certified

The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.

Nora LED Adjustable Retrofits

The Cobalt LED Series has been expanded with new adjustable retrofits in 4", 5", and 6" apertures.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

Schindler Elevators In Salesforce Tower

The company’s elevators in this San Francisco high-rise are equipped with technology that will shut the equipment down if an earthquake of more than 3 on the Richter scale is detected.

ASHRAE Shares New Details For Headquarters Project

Key project goals for the renovation include to showcase an affordable, net-zero energy strategy, and to transform an existing building to a high-performance workplace.

Contractor, Community Team Up To Transform Youth Football Fields

The D.C. Housing Authority opted for Job Order Contracting to solve storm water drainage challenges and get community sports fields ready for football season.

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