October 6, 2009
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 »
September 8, 2009
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.
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August 24, 2009
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 »
August 4, 2009
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 »
July 21, 2009
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 »
July 17, 2009
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:
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July 13, 2009
Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging members to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.
The Web site includes state maps that... more »
June 26, 2009
The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Pelley of Kohltech International in Debert N.S., was elected as president, succeeding Eva Ryterband, Screenco Manufacturing, Concord, Ont., who now serves the organization as past president and treasurer.... more »
June 15, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with the announcement that a new alliance with the National Glass Association will provide online window, door and skylight training via NGA's MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.
The event also featured lively discussions on re-test requirements for product certification, and... more »
June 10, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Glass Association are forming a new alliance to provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and skylight markets. The courses will be offered exclusively via the NGA’s state-of-the-art training sites, MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.
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