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Fire Prevention Week: Fire-Rated Glazing is Vital to Protect Lives

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. The annual event, which runs October 9-15, is meant to educate everyone about actions that can be taken to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. First … Continue reading

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30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were … Continue reading

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Inflation Reduction Act Promotes Renewable Energy, Looks to Drastically Cut Emissions

The Inflation Reduction Act passed the House this past week becoming the country‚Äôs most ambitious energy and climate policy to date. The legislation paves the way for more clean energy, updated building codes, billions of dollars for communities in need … Continue reading

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Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that … Continue reading

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FEMA & Building Codes: What It All Means

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan … Continue reading

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