June 14, 2016
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 »
June 14, 2016
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 »
June 7, 2016
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 »
May 24, 2016
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 »
April 22, 2016
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 »
March 16, 2016
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 »
March 15, 2016
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 »
March 8, 2016
Just shy of two-thirds of baby boomers would like to buy a single-detached home, according to the study “Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers,” the result of a nationwide 2015 survey by the National Association of Home Builders.
The survey of recent and prospective home buyers discusses how various designs influence the home purchase... more »
March 8, 2016
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 »
March 1, 2016
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 »