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  • Certification exams for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's FenestrationMasters program, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, are now available. FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) students who have successfully completed... more »
  • To obtain a broader and deeper participation of window and door fabricators at all Fenestration Canada events, the organization once known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association is launching a Fabricators Council.  The group will be spearheaded initially by Lisa Bergeron, government relations manager for Jeld-Wen of Canada, who serves as chair. "It is our... more »
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Certification Gold Label, the association has announced a search contest for the oldest in-service window, door or skylight bearing an AAMA air-water-structural certification label. “It would be an honor for a manufacturer to be recognized for the oldest in-service window, door or skylight, as it... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has approved procedures for extending the term of its Hallmark certification from four years to a total of eight years. The new procedure is available to WDMA Hallmark licensees for actively certified products that have not changed during their initial four-year certification term and where the licensee follows the product renewal protocol, officials... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is expanding its Retailer Assistance Program, offering new window and door fact sheets that dealers can use to educate their customers at the point of purchase. Each of the free fact sheets includes information on the NFRC label ratings, as well as new photos and the NFRC label infographic. Also now available is a smaller, postcard-sized handout... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association reports it secured initial approval of its key proposed amendments to the 2015 editions of the International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, and International Energy Conservation Code during nine days of code hearings conducted by the International Code Council that concluded earlier this week in Dallas. Among the improvements... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors reports that the International Residential Code committee voted unanimously to approve the usage of  ANSI/AMD 100, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution at the International Code Council code development hearings in Dallas. AMD 100, a new structural performance standard for side-... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released an interim procedural guide that will provide a documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) for a period of two years for products that have had no... more »
  • During its 2013 Spring Business Meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc., Mukwonago, Wis., as chairman of the board and elevated Art Donnelly of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp., Mount Sinai, N.Y., to the office of president. NARI's immediate past president, Herriges enters his new position as chairman of the board of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published what is says is the first North American standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability... more »