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  • The third edition of the Jobsite Safety Handbook has been released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Written in both English and Spanish, the book describes how residential builders and trade contractors can comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The handbook covers the key safety issues on which to focus to... more »
  •       The International Code Council is now offering iPad and iPhone users access to codes, commentaries, standards and handbooks as eBooks available through Apple's iTunes Store. Titles available include the International Codes, among them the debut of the 2012 International Green Construction Code. “Mobile and digital access is a must today," says Mark A.... more »
  • Demand for prime windows continued to remain slow in 2011, following housing activity in general, according to a new study jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The updated 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights provides historic data for product sales in both residential and... more »
  • An overview on window and door industry trends and a look at Federal Trade Commission guidelines related to environmental marketing highlight the agenda at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's summer conference. Scheduled for June 10-13 at the Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill., the event will also feature a full slate of committee meetings devoted to AAMA... more »
  • Responding to increasing requests from suppliers and their customers, ASTM International has developed the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity program. An outgrowth of ASTM’s certification programs, the new declaration of conformity provides a new tool that enabled companies to show they are conforming to ASTM test methods, officials state Sponsored and administered by ASTM... more »
  • In her Code Arena column from the March/April issue of Window & Door, Julie Ruth, code consultant for the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation reported that states were slow to adopt some of the 2012 International Codes, in part due to resistance by the National Association of Home Builders.  She now suggests there have been some recent developments that may improve the... more »
  • The Vinyl Material Council of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published a new white paper discussing the sustainability of vinyl.  The document focuses on the merits of vinyl in fenestration as well as in other applications–from safety and longevity to its recyclable nature and reliable historical performance. “Ultimately, this document highlights the... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is seeking input for its Independent Verification Program, which has been under development for nearly two years in order to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements as a certification body for the Energy Star program.  The program is scheduled to go in effect in January 2013. Under the program, NFRC-rated and Energy Star-qualified... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its 2012/2013 executive committee yesterday as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. The WDMA board of directors elected Ann Duebner of Eggers Industries as the association's chair, succeeding Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp. "As the industry continues to recover from the economic downtown, WDMA... more »
  • Washington, D.C.–The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is gathering here this week for its annual meeting and spring legislative conference. Members were updated yesterday on Congressional efforts to restore energy efficiency tax credits and curtail some of the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations before heading to Capitol Hill to meet their local... more »