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  • That ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings proposed an ASTM International standard that will provide a visual assessment and sampling protocol to determine if a dust-lead hazard remains following clean-up of an activity that has or may have disturbed lead-based paint. The proposed standard is WK52690, Practice for Clearance Examinations Following Lead Hazard Reduction Activities in... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. will expand its Cambridge, Ohio, insulating glass systems facility. The expansion will add approximately 60,000 square feet to the facility for a total of approximately 477,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The expansion will enable Quanex to deliver on heightened projected demand for IG systems over the next five years. Quanex plans to... more »
  • Author Robert Galford, managing partner at the Center for Leading Organizations and leadership fellow in Executive Education at Harvard University will speak, during the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Executive Management Conference, to be held Oct. 5-6 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Galford's book, “Simple Sabotage: Detecting & Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine... more »
  • Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased from June 2015 to June 2016 in 228 of the 358 metro areas, decreased in 82 and was stagnant in 48, according to an Associated General Contractors of America release and map. The Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. division again added the most jobs during the past year; followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale. The... more »
  • Dennis Anderson joined UL as a technical leader for UL’s Building Envelope Performance Test Lab. He brings 24 years of experience in fenestration testing, accreditation and certification with his most recent position at National Fenestration Rating Council. In his new role, Anderson serves as the technical lead for UL’s thermal, acoustical and simulation areas. more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance will feature a Jeld-Wen vinyl, four-panel sliding door in The Dream Showroom at GlassBuild America, along with products from previously announced companies. Based on feedback from dealers and suppliers alike, this year's Dream Showroom has been revamped and elevated to feature residential fenestration products and technologies in an upscale home-inspired 3,... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency granted an extension of the comment period for the Section 610 review of the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a release from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. EPA announced the Section 610 Review in June, which is a mandatory retrospective review under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and requires EPA to issue a comprehensive... more »
  • A new study, “Energy Efficient Windows Market—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2015–2023,” released by Transparency Market Research, predicts continued expansion in the energy-efficient window market. The study segments the market based on glazing type, double and triple low-emissivity, as well as geography. TMR makes these predictions... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications required for sealants. The AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," was last updated in 2010. The AAMA 800 contains a group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will cover the new California building energy standards going into effect January 2017, as well as some recently published installation documents, during a two-part webinar at 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 23. AAMA officials chose these topics due to their impact on a large segment of the industry. This online presentation, “California... more »