January 16, 2015
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) drafted two new standards and revised five more in 2014, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). And, BHMA’s first two residential standards have been drafted and approval is anticipated for the first half of 2015.
The first will set performance requirements for residential... more »
January 6, 2015
Registration is now available for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A discounted registration rate is available for those who register by Wednesday, January 21. The Southeast Region Winter Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Conference, Feb. 18-19. more »
December 11, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” Important changes to the previous specification include a change to the title to indicate performance of laminate is in combination with an AAMA certified profile and the... more »
December 9, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 904, "Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications." Last updated in 2009, the document describes test methods, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge. The test method was created solely by AAMA members and is a 100 percent... more »
November 11, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1, 2014. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements.
A new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to... more »
November 10, 2014
Fry Consultants Incorporated published an update for its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative (e.g. composites, fiberglass) windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. To purchase a... more »
November 3, 2014
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association released the semi-annual WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, covering both U.S. construction and topline product shipment activity. The report projects 2014 residential new construction starts will be slightly lower than originally anticipated, coming in at 985,000 starts vs. 1.1 million starts. Residential remodeling activity, however,... more »
September 22, 2014
The North Carolina Rules Review Commission rejected the temporary rule which allowed permit holders to opt-out of using low-emissivity fenestration products in residential construction.
In an Aug. 8, 2014 letter to the North Carolina Building Code Council, the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation led a coalition of industry organizations including Glass Association of North America,... more »
September 14, 2014
MasterGrain joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The WDMA defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers.
MasterGrain offers... more »
August 19, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles," which establishes the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights.
“This new... more »