October 9, 2012
Boston–The forecast is for moderate growth in 2013 and beyond, according to three construction experts presenting their findings at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s first Executive Management Conference held here last week.
Window and door company executives “may not feel it” yet, said one economist. Among other reasons, 35 percent of all jobs lost in the... more »
October 5, 2012
New York–"Today's housing fundamentals are fantastic," according to John Burns, a California-based real estate consultant. Speaking at the 2012 Building and Infrastructure Conference here, hosted by Lincoln International and LEK Consulting, he pointed to steady job growth and low mortgage interest rates as key factors for steady growth in housing starts over the next several... more »
September 18, 2012
Las Vegas–Building good word-of-mouth, managing an online presence, selling to men and women and a long list of lead generation tips were the hot topics at the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week. Hosted by the Window & Door Dealer Alliance, the event enjoyed record attendance, with more than 110 dealers,... more »
September 17, 2012
Las Vegas–With more stringent Energy Star coming soon, window and door industry suppliers emphasized new components and systems designed to enhance performance and hit specific performance requirements at GlassBuild America 2012. The trade show, which concluded a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, attracted nearly 6,700 attendees, many expressing cautious optimism... more »
September 5, 2012
With advance registration numbers suggesting a strong turn-out, organizers and exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The show, North America's largest trade show targeting the window and door industry, begins its three-day run on Wednesday, September 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
As in years'... more »
August 26, 2012
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar coinciding with GlassBuild America, September 11-12 in Las Vegas.
"Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend," says Margaret Webb, IGMA Executive Director. "By co-locating with GlassBuild... more »
August 20, 2012
Set for Albuquerque in October, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference will feature a full business agenda, including presentations on social networking and environmental marketing. Attendees will also get a chance to get a close-up look at the hot air balloons that regularly visit that New Mexico city.
The event begins on Sunday, October 14,... more »
August 10, 2012
The National Institute of Building Sciences' Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council is planning a symposium, entitled Fenestration: A World of Change, scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2013. The event will be held in conjunction with Building Innovation 2013, the NIBS annual conference and expo, which is being held in Washington, D.C.
The BETEC Symposium, being chaired Chris Mathis... more »
July 17, 2012
Exhibit space in the Innovative Product Pavilion at GlassBuild America has sold out for the second year in a row, organizers report. The Las Vegas event, scheduled for September 12-14, will feature 36 "Innovative Product Exhibitors" in the pavilion and more throughout the exhibit floor.
“It’s a tremendous thrill that this popular part of our show is sold out once again... more »
July 10, 2012
Bloomington, Minn.–The future of windows, maximizing daylight and surface 4 low-E coatings were featured topics at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference, held here June 26-28.
Buildings consume 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, presenting a major opportunity for the building industry, said Stephen Selkowitz, who heads up the building technologies... more »