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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association created and released a new document laying out comparisons among three different rating systems for condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products. While root causes vary with climate and occupancy, the formation of condensation on these surfaces in winter months is deemed problematic in almost all modern buildings. This document... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and released a document specifying requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in window, door and skylight applications: "Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows Doors and Skylights.” The document previously was updated in... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Monday and Wednesday, respectively, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9, as well as during the GlassBuild America show (Sept. 16-18 in Atlanta). The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Monday, one quiz question will be asked... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests also are included. AAMA 501-15 is intended to be referenced in current laboratory and field testing methods for... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's recently released Window and Entry Door 2015 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2016. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts overall residential window market growth of 6.2 percent for 2015 and 3.9 percent for... more »
  • World Millwork Alliance will hold its 51st Annual Convention & Tradeshow from October 31st through November 4th, 2015, in Atlanta at the Cobb Convention Centre and Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.“Our annual convention and tradeshow is unique. Our members are dedicated and passionate about the millwork industry and it shows in the exhibits and the attendees at show,” says... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Board of Directors announced that Jim Benney, formerly NFRC Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization. Chief Operating Officer Deb Callahan will serve as interim CEO while the Board searches for Benney’s replacement. Callahan has been with NFRC since 2005, originally serving as Deputy Executive Director before assuming her current role as... more »
  • Key decision makers from window and door manufacturer and supplier firms participated in the annual two-day Summer Meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association. Held June 15-16 at Minerals Hotel at Crystal Springs Resort and Spa in Vernon, N.J., the conference featured informative industry speakers, tabletop supplier displays and a special networking reception event. Kicking off the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released a document specifying performance requirements for liquid applied flashing used to provide a water-resistive seal around exterior wall openings in buildings that include fenestration products such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-15 was previously updated in 2011 and again in... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance released a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. Written by several of its members, including many experts in vacuum insulating glazing (VIG), the bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of VIG, which offers performance approaching a well-insulated wall,... more »