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  • The National Association of Women in Construction is celebrating Women in Construction Week, March 6 through 12. NAWIC chapters will celebrate with community service projects, jobsite tours, membership drives, children’s activities, hands-on workshops, fundraisers and school programs. “NAWIC’s core purpose is enhancing the success of women in the construction industry,”... more »
  • The National Glass Association and its official publication Glass Magazine launched WorldofGlassMap.com, an interactive website that allows users to search globally for float glass manufacturing companies or individual plant locations, sort float plants by company and location, and access website and contact information for float manufacturers. "WorldofGlassMap.com will serve as a valuable... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a free webinar, “The New Industry Product Category Rules: Windows, Skylights, Curtain Wall & Storefront,” on March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover AAMA’s new Window Product Category Rule and how it is used by manufacturers to create Environmental Product Declarations. Speakers will... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a nationwide survey that asked builders about the likelihood that a number of features would be included in the typical single-family home they will build in 2016.  In the NAHB Economics, HMI Survey, builders scored features on a scale from one (not likely to be included) to five (very likely to be included). Among the most likely... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2016 comprehensive advocacy agenda, which outlines its policy priorities for the window and door industry. The 2016 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight policy areas: energy conservation, building codes, environmental stewardship, building safety, housing and economic policy, product supply and trade, tax policy and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specifying requirements of cellular polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. The document, AAMA 308-15, was updated to include the use of reworked materials, change in heat resistance, in-process quality control sampling methods, and up-to-date references to ASTM and AAMA documents, said... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association revised and updated the procedural guide for certification of manufactured home fenestration products. AAMA 104-15, Procedural Guide for Certification of Manufactured Home Fenestration Products: Windows/Sliding Doors, Emergency Exit Windows and Devices, Swinging Exterior Passage Doors, lays out the process for certifying these products through... more »
  • The California Energy Commission announced that the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Documents are now available online. California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. According to the CEC website, the 2016 Standards will improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is partnering with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, an industry-based, nonprofit corporation in Fairbanks, Alaska, created to facilitate the development, use and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy and cost-effective building technologies for people living in circumpolar regions around the globe. Effective immediately, AAMA... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council announced five newly elected members of the 2016 Board of Directors: Fenestration Industry (Commercial): Greg McKenna, Kawneer, Inc/Alcoa Laboratory: Jeff Baker, WESTLab General Interest (Unspecified): Mahabir Bhandari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory General Interest (Not for profit institute of research or higher education): Ravi... more »