April 23, 2013
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 »
April 15, 2013
The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, formed by industry manufacturers and others, is launching a consumer education campaign this week focused on a Change.org petition to the President and Congress opposing "proposed changes to the Energy Star program that would price Energy Star-rated windows and skylights out of reach for average consumers and make affordable energy-efficient options... more »
April 12, 2013
At its spring meeting this past week, the National Fenestration Rating Council’s board of directors approved changes to NFRC 100 and NFRC 200, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient.
These changes apply to products that use shading systems (blinds, shades) that are integral to the product as shipped from the manufacturer, including dynamic... more »
April 2, 2013
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 »
March 28, 2013
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 »
March 26, 2013
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 »
March 20, 2013
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 »
March 19, 2013
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 »
February 12, 2013
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 »
February 12, 2013
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 »