January 17, 2017
The American Institute of Architects changed the name of its annual meeting, beginning with the upcoming 2017 Conference in Orlando, April 27-29. The AIA Conference on Architecture, formerly the AIA Convention & Design Exposition, will continue to embrace the people and topics that influence its work, careers and communities, but with a renewed emphasis on architecture and a vision for... more »
January 10, 2017
ProVia joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia manufactures professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The company employs over 650 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek and Baltic, Ohio; and Booneville, Mississippi.
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December 13, 2016
Registration is now open for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, which will take place March 27-29, 2017, at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. This conference is an opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of the industry and advance the advocacy agenda of WDMA, association officials report.
December 6, 2016
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document using ASTM test methods to qualify windows, doors and skylights as "impact resistant." The AAMA 506-16, "Voluntary Specifications for Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products," was last updated in 2011.
"The AAMA 506 document provides details regarding the rating of windows, doors... more »
October 25, 2016
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched the second installment of its free, on-demand WDMA Certification Webinar Series. Window, Door & Skylight Certification for Code Compliance and Verification will help participants address the required performance details of each fenestration product. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to identify best practices applicable... more »
August 30, 2016
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest for players to win discounts on FenestrationMasters courses and exams. The game will be played on LinkedIn every Monday and Twitter every Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from September 12 through October 12, as well as during the GlassBuild America show October 19-21 in Las Vegas. The contest will feature quiz questions... more »
August 23, 2016
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is offering a new course designed for use by several audiences as part of its education program, The Fundamentals of Fenestration. The course provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. Upon... more »
August 23, 2016
As part of the OneVoice Advocacy Action Program, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched a new and improved OneVoice Advocacy Action Center. The new site will allow members to easily contact their elected officials about legislative priorities, comment on federal regulations, get information about WDMA positions and codes, and receive the latest advocacy updates from WDMA, all in... more »
August 2, 2016
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications required for sealants. The AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," was last updated in 2010.
The AAMA 800 contains a group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning... more »
July 19, 2016
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance partnered with RPM Consulting Inc., a Quality Management System training and consulting organization that provides specialized consulting in ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2009 and ISO13485, and other certifications, to improve insulating glass quality. IGMA partnered with RPM Consulting to provide services to the specialized fenestration industry.
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