June 17, 2013
Window and door makers and glass fabricators are focused on improving sales and service functions, if the nearly 70 attendees at the 11th annual FeneVision User Conference last week in Aurora, Ohio, are an indicator.
“The outlook for the industry has improved, but many companies still have excess capacity,” said Ron Crowl, president of FeneTech Inc., developer of FeneVision and host... more »
June 11, 2013
Rosemont, Ill.–The National Summer Conference for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association kicked off this week with a presentation about life cycle assessment and product category rules, as well as a discussion focused on the outlook for manufacturing in the U.S. The summer meeting, which concludes today, also featured the announcement of AAMA's annual scholarship award... more »
May 27, 2013
Hanley Wood LLC and the U.S. Green Building Council announced a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
Greenbuild is the largest global event dedicated to green building, USGBC reports, with more than 900 exhibiting companies, 171,000 net square feet, and 30,000 attendees. This year’s conference — to be held... more »
May 21, 2013
Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's Summer Conference, to be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 9-12. Highlighting the event will be a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of AAMA's Gold Label certification program.
During the Tuesday luncheon, Educational and Technical Information Manager Dean Lewis, who has managed AAMA’s... more »
May 20, 2013
Registration is now open for tne Northeast Window & Door Association's summer meeting, scheduled for July 15-16 at the Harrisburg Hilton in Pennsylvania. The event will include the annual golf outing, to be held at the nearby Liberty Forge Golf Club.
The featured speaker will be Richard Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems, who will offer a presentation on alternative... more »
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 »