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  • 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.  RPM... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that UL LLC is the newest member of the association. UL's new 64,000 square foot Building Envelope Performance Test lab offers a full portfolio of testing services in Northbrook, Illinois. With state-of-the-art test equipment and 30 years of testing expertise, UL says it can now offer performance testing of windows, doors, curtain walls and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announces that its Manufactured Housing Fenestration Certification Program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2005. The scope of this new accreditation includes both windows and doors. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that the AAMA certification program licensees produce the... more »
  • At the Spring 2014 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, members of the National Fenestration Rating Council reported issues with performance of the Certified Products Directory resulting from the size of the database. Since that time, NFRC staff have worked to improve the software driving the CPD, making it more efficient, faster, with fewer problems for users, and less expensive to maintain for NFRC,... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council’s Ventilation Rating Task Group, led by Ray Garries as chair, successfully developed a new ventilation rating for NFRC after several years of task group work.  Titled NFRC 401: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Ventilation Rating, the final document (with edits) was approved by NFRC members at the Spring 2016 Committee Meeting in... more »
  • Both the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council now accept FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as continuing education credits. The AIA accepts the FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 11 and 13.5 Learning Units/Health, Safety and Welfare hours, respectively. This means that completion of the courses allows professionals to... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is excited to announce the launch of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Webinar Series. The first free, on-demand webinar in the series, Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification, is designed to help architects and specifiers understand the benefits of certification and how certified products can enhance their projects... more »
  • The National Glass Association is now offering convenient access to the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour online training courses hosted by the UL, a trusted source for OSHA-authorized training.  Upon successful course completion, trainees will receive a printable diploma and their OSHA card provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The OSHA courses hosted by UL are available for U.S.-... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is soliciting speaker proposals on a variety of topics for its Technical & Manufacturing Conference, which will be held June 28-30, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel Downtown in Chicago. The conference will feature technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a free webinar, “Daylighting Metrics for Skylights,” on April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The webinar, moderated by AAMA educational and technical information manager Dean Lewis and hosted by Dr. Neall Digert, vice president of product enterprise at Solatube International, will cover the role of daylighting in... more »