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  • The Association of Millwork Distributors' side-hinged exterior door (SHED) standard received approval at the first round of International Code Council hearings which ended last week in Baltimore.  The AMD document is under development as an alternative for structural testing of swinging doors, allowing testing and rating of individual components to provide an overall design pressure rating... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with special events, including live music and other surprises, at its upcoming fall membership meeting. The meeting takes place November 16-19 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. "Since its creation in 1989, the NFRC has become the recognized leader for independent and credible rating... more »
  • NürnbergMesse, the organizer of fensterbau/frontale, the international trade fair for the window, door and facade industries, has announced it is expanding its relationship with ift Rosenheim, an international test, research and certification center based in Rosenheim, Germany.  The two organizations plan to develop more joint services targeted at internationally operating companies.... more »
  • The National Glass Association has announced the election of Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.  McMahon, of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2004. He took over the office of chairman on October 1 at GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
  • The first official organizing committee meeting of the new Window & Door Dealers Alliance was held last week in Atlanta, in conjunction GlassBuild America. Under development for more than a year, the new organization is designed to serve the "critical, yet overlooked" retail segment of the residential window and door industry. "The WDDA has been a long time coming, and we are... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance recently released its new TM-3100-09 Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units.  Designed to assist in achieving the long-term performance of IG units, the advisory guidelines are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass. More... more »
  •   Screen shots from one of the courses available on MyWindowClass.com. MyWindowClass.com, an online training Web site developed by the National Glass Association in partnership with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Architectural Testing Inc., goes live today. Providing InstallationMasters training, as well other online courses designed for employees of... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has announced it is continuing its research into gas retention of IG units, thanks in part to support it will receive from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Council. The multi‐phase project is currently in the second phase, focusing on the gas permeability of edge seal assemblies, which will result in a... more »
  • ASTM International has issued a new standard designed to provide a method for evaluating gas concentration inside IG units without destroying or altering the edge seal. The new standard, ASTM E2649, Test Method for Determining Argon Concentration in Sealed Insulating Glass Units Using Spark Emission Spectroscopy, was developed by E06.22 subcommittee on Durability Performance of Building... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council recently hosted a July 15 webinar to roll out the Component Modeling Approach Pilot Project, its new system for rating commercial fenestraton systems.  As part of the program launch, the organization has also posted the presentation materials, as well as a recording of the webinar on its Web site. The NFRC CMA Web page includes the following: A... more »