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  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the election of Ken Mariotti to the office of chair of the board of directors. Mariotti, of Woodland Windows and Doors in Roselle, Illinois, has served on the board since 2012. Mariotti took the office of board chair on September 14, 2017 at GlassBuild America in Atlanta. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
  • The Boards of Directors of the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have unanimously approved combining the two associations into one, strong and unified voice for the glass and glazing industry.   The new association will combine the best elements of NGA and GANA to better serve members and the industry. GANA’s technical and advocacy work will be... more »
  • The Residential Energy Services Network reports that the demand for HERS Index ratings is continuing to grow. In the first half of 2017, 106,867 homes were uploaded to the RESNET National Registry. During this time in 2016, there were 99,868 homes uploaded into the registry. This totals 6,999 more homes over the same time period of 2016. The average HERS Index score for the first half of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document to provide a standard water penetration test method when it comes to using dynamic pressure. AAMA 501.1-17, the "Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure," establishes the equipment and procedures for testing. In it, a section on test equipment... more »
  • Fenestration Canada will host a webinar, “The New & Improved NAFS Performance Calculator,” on Thursday, July 27 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover Fenestration Canada’s North American Fenestration Standard/Specification performance calculator, a tool that allows the user to determine the NAFS performance requirements for the local environment. Changes in... more »
  • The World Millwork Alliance welcomed new distributor and associate companies into its membership. New distributor members include Oregon Wood Specialties and SSI Millwork LLC. New associate members include Weldon Industries, WTS Paradigm LLC, and Elton Manufacturing.  more »
  • 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 »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association offers FenestrationMasters courses, professional certification and education for the fenestration industry. The program covers the full breadth of the fenestration industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods and code requirements, AAMA officials report. AAMA now offers discounts to select industry association... more »
  • Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference, June 18-21, in Newport, Rhode Island. Early-bird rates are available until Sunday, May 28. The conference keynote speaker will speak about how the current Trump administration can help or hinder the industry, as well as a full slate of other speakers and presenters. Several workshops will also be... more »