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  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association announced three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standards that include: A156.1 Butts and Hinges: adds requirements for lightweight hinges, clarifies the definition of barrel hinges and provides an evaluation of adjustable hinges A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches: eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria and provides a new test for... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released online education courses on hardware, weatherstrip, weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of its FenestrationMasters program. This is Group 3 of the FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA. “With this new group of courses, AAMA is continuing its objective of offering... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association launched a Facebook page for its scholarship and partner programs. The Facebook page is a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding the programs. To access the page, search “AAMA Scholarship Program” on Facebook or visit AAMAScholarshipProgram. “The Facebook page ...... more »
  •   The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leadership team at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C., where the WDMA board of directors elected Mike Salsieder, president and general counsel for Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, as the association's 2013-2014 chair. "Serving as WDMA's chair, I am honored to help advance the interests of a very important... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated standard for the installation of residential replacement windows without the removal of existing frames. AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame, covers the installation of retrofit windows in detached one- and two-family dwellings and... more »
  • The NAHB Research Center, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, has changed its name to Home Innovation Research Labs. The move is designed "to enhance the value its brand and certification mark provides clients in the increasingly competitive residential marketplace." Nothing in this name change alters the company’s relationship with NAHB;... more »
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal Window & Door Systems, has become the new president of the Northeast Window & Door Association. Elected by the association’s board of directors, Chen took over the reins of the regional trade group at the organization’s winter meeting in Mt. Laurel, N.J. on January 29, 2013.     Crystal's Chen with Chuck Scalzott... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its national policy agenda for 2013. The document outlines a number of legislative and regulatory policies that WDMA sees as top priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.... more »
  • The American National Standards Institute has approved the 2012 edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard developed by the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council.  Changes in the updated version of the residential standard impact energy efficiency requirements and scoring of remodeling projects. "The introduction of the 2012 National... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will feature a variety of technical presentations at its 2013 Annual Conference, scheduled for February 5-8, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Astor in New Orleans. In addition to committee sessions, the event will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a Masquerade Ball. “The presentations this year keep attendees on the leading edge of our... more »