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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures, AMC-2-26, "Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures." "This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association launched a new website. Updates to the site include a stronger search function and the the look and feel have been updated to be consistent with current branding and providing for responsive design, according to AAMA. AAMA is offering a webinar on July 18 to present information about the site’s new features. “We had two major goals... more »
  • Ply Gem is the presenting sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, where professional builders in 70 communities will work alongside nearly 200 Habitat homeowners to build or repair a place they can call home. The sponsorship is one component of the Home for Good project, a multi-year initiative that includes the donation of more than $1 million of performance siding and... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by: Michael Albert, S. Albert Glass Angelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEO Jerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel The GANA... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new document providing guidance and sound technical information on the aspects to consider when applying plastic-glazed skylights and sloped glazing as an enhancement to a building design. The document is intended to provide the architect, engineer, contractor and property owner with this information and knowledge in order to... more »
  • The National Association of Women in Construction will celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 5-11, 2017.  The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local NAWIC chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC's members to raise awareness of the opportunities available for... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector. "Window, door and skylight manufacturers are vital to the residential housing sector... more »
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations. The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This... more »
  • WDMA to form WDMA-Northeast to serve NWDA members   The Northeast Window & Door Association agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast.  Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular... more »
  • The American Institute of Architects changed the name of its annual meeting, beginning with the upcoming 2017 Conference in Orlando, April 27-29. The AIA Conference on Architecture, formerly the AIA Convention & Design Exposition, will continue to embrace the people and topics that influence its work, careers and communities, but with a renewed emphasis on architecture and a vision for... more »