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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document establishing performance requirements for fiber reinforced thermoset profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements covering design criteria, finish... more »
  • As part of its year-round agenda to support window safety and awareness, The Window Safety Task Force sponsors annual National Window Safety Week, observed April 5-11. The week coincides with the arrival of spring, when homeowners naturally want to open their windows and let in fresh air, according to nsc.org. During this time, NSC and the Task Force encourage homeowners and caregivers to think... more »
  • AAMA will host a free webinar on Tuesday, April 21 that will provide manufacturers information on field testing and forensic evaluation. The 20-minute presentation will include AAMA specifications and ASTM test methods, and will define the appropriate air and water test pressures, test durations and water application. The presentation will additionally define what procedure to use for forensic... more »
  • Each year, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council takes the first full week in April to educate the public on the importance of practicing window safety year-round. National Window Safety Week, observed April 5-11, is designed to increase awareness on helping to prevent accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escape purposes. Falls from a window... more »
  • The WDDA and Home Improvement Leads have partnered to offer window and door dealers a 32 percent discount on HIL's lead generation services. Home Improvement Leads connects qualified homeowners with high-quality, local home improvement contractors via customized marketing campaigns. By partnering with HIL, dealers can increase revenue, reduce the cost of customer acquisition and enhance their... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) installed its new leadership team at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The WDMA Board of Directors elected Al Babiuk, president and CEO of Loewen Windows, as the association's 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing Chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows, an Andersen company. "During... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to publish the organization’s first set of residential standards. ANSI/BHMA A156.39-2015 Residential Locksets & Latches and ANSI/BHMA A156.40-2015 Residential Deadbolts are now published and available for purchase. Both standards establish performance... more »
  • A new seminar sponsored by Fenestration Canada aims to provide architects, engineers, builders and fenestration industry professionals with an solid understanding of critical fenestration issues that they face on a daily basis, according to the company. The educational event will be held at the Thornhill Golf & Country Club, Thornhill, Ontario, March 31, 2015. Participants can register here... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. According to AAMA, this standard describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thicker than nature's version, harder and very durable. The AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA) document has been updated to... more »