September 24, 2008
A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it.
“The industry is turning... more »
September 10, 2008
With Hurricane Ike Making its Way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
“We took the prudent approach,” says Dick WIlhem, FMA executive director. “You can’t afford to have people down here and then... more »
August 27, 2008
The Aluminum Extruders Council has unveiled a brand image to promote the environmental benefits of aluminum. The logo made its debut during the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition in May.
The council says the logo is meant to be used by members as a recognizable industry symbol, and to convey “aluminum’s recyclable, sustainable, and versatile attributes in a... more »
August 7, 2008
After almost three years of work, including a pilot project, a group within the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Vinyl Material Council is nearing completion of a white paper that outlines the potential for recycling PVC fenestration products at the end-of-life. Entitled Avoiding the Landfill: The Recycling of Vinyl Windows and Doors, the eight-page report was co-authored... more »
July 30, 2008
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently started a yearlong review process to evaluate AAMA 520, a new specification designed for rating the severe wind-driven rain resistance of windows and doors.
The new test protocols were developed at the urging of the Florida Building Commission following the unusually strong 2004 hurricane season, explains Rich Walker, AAMA president... more »
July 10, 2008
Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy more cost effectively using windows that also allow a clear view. The technology involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator" using a mixture of dyes painted onto the glass.
With the use of dyes, lites of glass can collect and focus different colors of sunlight. Solar... more »
January 1, 2008
With the backing of the Window & Door Coalition of Oregon, a new organization of window and door manufacturers and dealers, Mt. Hood Community College and SWD Training Institute have launched the Pacific Northwest Window & Door Industry Training Program. Designed to help address a shortage of skilled workers—and the resulting problems of improperly installed windows, service... more »
November 26, 2007
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is offering two new publications. The first is its the IGMA 25-Year Field Correlation Study and the second is the new IGMAC Glass Design Software Program for the Canadian market.
The field correlation report provides an update on the organization's research into long-term insulating glass unit performance in the field.... more »
September 15, 2007
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has launched a certification program for contractors and remodelers who want to be labeled green. The Green Certified Professional certification requires interested remodelers to have at least five years of experience in the industry with at least three years worth of green projects, principles or products to their credit. Additionally,... more »
July 1, 2007
A pioneering effort to measure wind-driven rain at structural height during hurricane landfall will be undertaken by wind engineering researchers at the University of Florida, with key funding underwritten by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The association is donating $60,000 to purchase a precipitation imaging probe designed to capture high-resolution measurements of... more »