April 9, 2013
The 2013 National Fenestration Rating Council Spring Committee Meeting wraps up this week at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida. Among the items headed to the NFRC board for approval is a motion to implement the use of a Certificate of Authorization to streamline the dissemination of certification data.
The board will also review the NFRC Technical... more »
April 3, 2013
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel in Wisconsin, June 4-6, 2013. The conference will include table-top exhibits and informative technical sessions on current industry research, as well as trends in manufacturing processes, procedures and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on... more »
April 2, 2013
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge, encouraging manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health, and designed for re-use. Up to three winning entrants, who will be announced this November at Greenbuild 2013, will split $250,000 in prize money.
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March 21, 2013
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel, June 4-6, 2013.
The three-day event will feature sessions on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window and architectural... more »
March 19, 2013
The Association of Millwork Distributors submitted a code change proposal for the International Residential Code that would incorporate a reference to the AMD 100 for compliance to design wind load requirements. The ANSI/AMD 100-2013, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution, ensures that producers of SHEDs have an alternative... more »
March 4, 2013
Fenestration Canada's Jeff Baker will conduct a webinar this month to discuss recent changes to the Ontario Green Energy Act. Ontario officials announced in late December 2012 that windows would be a regulated product under the Green Energy Act; however, implementation has been delayed until January 1, 2014.
The "Ontario Green Energy Act Now Includes Windows," webinar will occur... more »
February 26, 2013
AAMA's 76th Annual Conference is still underway in Tucson, AZ, where fenestration industry leaders have gathered to discuss how they can improve their companies and meet challenges in today's economic, political and regulatory climate.
Keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," outlined strategies for being a "3.0" innovator and integrated... more »
February 19, 2013
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has added several new speakers to the agenda for its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 18-20 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va.
Sen. Angus King, recently sworn in as Maine's first independent senator, will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast one morning. Former governor... more »
February 12, 2013
About 100 glass industry representatives gathered in New Orleans last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, where life cycle assessment and IG certification inspired much discussion.
The meeting kicked off with the organization's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Committee, covering topics from gas permeability to vacuum insulating glazing to life cycle... more »
February 5, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 76th Annual Conference, February 24-27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," who will discuss tools and strategies to help managers and their employees identify opportunities for success, take the... more »