April 26, 2011
As tornado season escalates and increased tornado activity has devastated parts of the Midwest and the South during the past few weeks, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released a voluntary specification for testing and rating windows and other fenestration products that will be exposed to tornados and similar extreme wind and rain conditions.
AAMA 512-11, Voluntary... more »
April 18, 2011
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance board of directors has elected David Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. as president for a two-year term. He succeeds Ray Wakefield of Trulite Industries, who has been active at various levels within the organization for the past 11 years.
“IGMA has demonstrated world-class leadership as a technical advisor in... more »
April 7, 2011
Training courses for the FenestrationMasters professional certification program, introduced last year by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, are now available. Targeted at professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, FenestrationMasters offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards.
The coursework can be... more »
March 21, 2011
Efficiency First, a trade organization for the home performance industry is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. EST looking at the future of the whole house energy performance upgrade business.
The session will discuss the status of Home Star, the legislation that stalled in Congress last year that would have provided rebates for homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of... more »
March 15, 2011
Washington, D.C.—The potential restoration and extension of 25c tax credits for energy efficient products and the containment of lead-paint regulations topped the legislative priority list for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association as its members gathered here for its second annual legislative conference.
Joining again with the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers... more »
March 1, 2011
The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance are presenting Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling, a free webinar next week looking at possibly tragic results from mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing facility.
“This webinar is a must-see,” says Marg Webb, IGMA executive director. “As glass people we often... more »
March 1, 2011
The upcoming meetings of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's two regional groups will both feature tours to laboratory facilities, in addition to regular association business sessions.
AAMA's Western Region spring meeting, which will be held April 6-7 in Tempe, Ariz., will feature a tour of the Atlas Materials Testing Lab. A chartered bus will take meeting attendees to... more »
February 23, 2011
Coronado, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association honored key members at its 74th annual conference held at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel here this week. The meeting, which concludes today, also featured an in-depth review of regulatory issues AAMA is currently following.
Among those honored Monday evening were Steve Strawn of Jeld-Wen Inc., who was awarded this year's... more »
February 22, 2011
The Institute for Business & Home Safety and the International Code Council have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC.
Supported by the property insurance industry, IBHS offers a suite of voluntary, code-plus “Fortified” standards and guidelines for the design and... more »
February 14, 2011
Covering such areas as energy conservation, building codes, building safety, housing, taxes and trade, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2011. The document outlines a number of policy positions that are top priorities of the window, door and skylight manufacturing sector for the 112th Congress.
"As the 112th Congress... more »