September 23, 2011
An updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for sunrooms has been jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the National Patio Enclosure Association and the National Sunroom Association. Replacing a 2002 standard, the updated document references the 2009 International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Codes, and... more »
September 22, 2011
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is urging House members to reconsider energy efficiency tax incentives, in particular the tax credit for windows, doors and skylights scheduled to expire at the end of this year. WDMA submitted a statement today to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing devoted to energy tax policy and tax reform.
In the statement, WDMA points out that... more »
September 20, 2011
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has established the National Architectural Door Council to represent the interests of manufacturers of architectural door manufacturers and their suppliers. Operating under the WDMA umbrella, NADC will work to create programs and services to serve this market segment and provide networking and education opportunities for its members.
"The... more »
September 5, 2011
A new technical bulletin relating ASCE/SEI 7-10 design wind loads to fenestration product ratings has been jointly endorsed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association.
The technical bulletin, available free for download, summarizes... more »
September 5, 2011
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released two updated editions of its architectural wood flush door standards, WDMA I.S. 1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and WDMA I.S. 6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors. The new documents, which are fully synchronized for content and organization, represent a major overhaul and rewrite of... more »
August 23, 2011
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association have joined together to collectively address "life cycle assessment" of fenestration products, an emerging demand from the sustainable building community. "LCA has become a critical component in clearly... more »
August 12, 2011
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is adding in September the Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM) education and certification program to its member services. The program was developed by a working group of members with direct experience in project management with the goal of professionalizing the project manager role in the residential remodeling industry, the organization... more »
July 16, 2011
Following up on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approval of a bill which would “defund” the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting activities, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is urging legislative leaders to continue to examine the $1.5 billion LRRP and amendment rules, and to contemplate the impact of these rules on... more »
June 27, 2011
Homeowners are telling remodeling contractors that the costs of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rules are too high, according to a National Association of the Remodeling Industry study. More than three quarters of the remodelers surveyed report that potential or current homeowner clients have indicated to them they would opt... more »
June 23, 2011
The Association of Millwork Distributors has released the second draft edition of its Side-Hinged Exterior Door System (SHEDS) Standard for public comment. The standard is designed to create a procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door systems that allows for substitution of components.
The standard utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for... more »