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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–Members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association gathered today for the start of the organization's 14th Technical Conference. More than 100 attendees are expected to the event, which includes several days of educational presentations, as well as tours of nearby Cardinal Glass Industries and Sage Electrochromic facilities. Joe Lstiburek of the Building Science... more »
  • Oak Brook, Ill.—Changes in the Energy Star program and their impact on window and door makers are topping the agenda at the summer meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association taking place here this week. Attendees also heard a cautious, but optimistic forecast for improving industry sales this year and next. One change coming to Energy Star is the introduction of blind... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced plans to host its first executive management conference targeted at industry CEOs and senior executives. Designed to focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry in the future, the event is scheduled for October 3-4 in Cambridge, Mass. Speakers scheduled for the initial meeting include Todd Buchholz, former White House... more »
  • Momentum is building for the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organizers report.  The event, scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas, has gained two additional sponsors–Delaware-based B.F. Rich Windows & Doors and Thermal Industries Inc., manufacturer of Thermal and Park Avenue brand windows and doors. The two companies join Infinity from Marvin, Royal... more »
  • Pensacola, Fla.—With code and regulation updates, an overview of the current state of the industry and a look ahead at trends that will drive the industry in the longer term, particularly in the Southeast, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association covered a lot of ground at its Spring Conference at the end of April.  A healthy mix of suppliers, manufacturers, dealers and industry... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is hosting its summer technical conference in Canada's capital next month.  The event, to be held at the Ottawa Marriott in Ottawa, Ontario, is scheduled for June 4-7. In addition to task group and committee meetings, the event feature a reception at the new Canadian War Museum and a scavenger hunt in the city of Ottawa. More information on the... more »
  • Planning for the 10th annual FeneVision User Conference is underway. Designed for window and door manufacturers and glass fabricators using software systems developed by Fenetech Inc., the event is scheduled for June 24-27 in Cleveland. "Ten years ago, our goal was to build an active and vibrant user community that shared ideas to help make FeneVision a great product and to help our clients... more »