February 25, 2011
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is planning its 13th technical conference for June. To be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., the two-and-a-half day event will feature a variety of technical presentations, networking opportunities and off-site tours of area manufacturing facilities.
WDMA is currently soliciting presentations and technical papers for the conference. Potential... more »
February 23, 2011
Coronado, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association honored key members at its 74th annual conference held at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel here this week. The meeting, which concludes today, also featured an in-depth review of regulatory issues AAMA is currently following.
Among those honored Monday evening were Steve Strawn of Jeld-Wen Inc., who was awarded this year's... more »
February 22, 2011
The Institute for Business & Home Safety and the International Code Council have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC.
Supported by the property insurance industry, IBHS offers a suite of voluntary, code-plus “Fortified” standards and guidelines for the design and... more »
February 21, 2011
The residential remodeling market shows clear signs of recovery, with activity in most regions in 2010 returning to 2007 and early-2008 levels, according to the BuildFax Remodeling Index. The Northeast represented the most notable exception to this trend, researches note, with 2010 marking the fifth straight year of decline in the BFRI.
The new index has been created by BuildFax, a provider of... more »
February 18, 2011
In response to a January Executive Order issued by President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency is inviting public input on how best to review its regulations. In seeking input, EPA said it would provide its retrospective review plan, as well an initial list of regulations it plans to review in late May.
"EPA shares President Obama’s commitment to using common sense and... more »
February 17, 2011
Widely known as the "R-5 Windows" program, the Department of Energy is changing the name of the initiative to the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program. That change reflects a broadened scope that accommodates not only residential windows and patio doors, but commercial and architectural products as well.
Designed to increase availability and demand for more energy efficient... more »
February 17, 2011
A 2010 Window & Door Dealer of the Year, General Millwork Supply Inc., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011. One way it is marking the occasion is with the launch of a new Web site.
"General Millwork is emerging from the economic turndown in a strong position because we have remained focused on our core values: relationships with suppliers, collaboration with our professional... more »
February 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program is offering a free Webinar on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern titled "Residential Building Energy Codes–IECC 2012 and Beyond."
The program will look at the major changes in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code from the 2009 IECC. The Webinar program will also provide an overview of... more »
February 15, 2011
Crystal Window & Door Systems has increased production capacity with the recent addition of a second glass cutting line. Cutting glass for IG units for Crystal's vinyl and aluminum window products, the new equipment will be the primary glass system for the manufacturer, with its existing automated cutter to be refiurbished and used as a secondary system, officials note.... more »
February 14, 2011
Covering such areas as energy conservation, building codes, building safety, housing, taxes and trade, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2011. The document outlines a number of policy positions that are top priorities of the window, door and skylight manufacturing sector for the 112th Congress.
"As the 112th Congress... more »