August 4, 2009
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has announced it is continuing its research into gas retention of IG units, thanks in part to support it will receive from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Council. The multi‐phase project is currently in the second phase, focusing on the gas permeability of edge seal assemblies, which will result in a... more »
July 21, 2009
ASTM International has issued a new standard designed to provide a method for evaluating gas concentration inside IG units without destroying or altering the edge seal. The new standard, ASTM E2649, Test Method for Determining Argon Concentration in Sealed Insulating Glass Units Using Spark Emission Spectroscopy, was developed by E06.22 subcommittee on Durability Performance of Building... more »
July 17, 2009
The National Fenestration Rating Council recently hosted a July 15 webinar to roll out the Component Modeling Approach Pilot Project, its new system for rating commercial fenestraton systems. As part of the program launch, the organization has also posted the presentation materials, as well as a recording of the webinar on its Web site.
The NFRC CMA Web page includes the following:
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July 13, 2009
Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging members to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.
The Web site includes state maps that... more »
June 26, 2009
The Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association elected new officers at its annual general meeting held in June at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island. Kevin Pelley of Kohltech International in Debert N.S., was elected as president, succeeding Eva Ryterband, Screenco Manufacturing, Concord, Ont., who now serves the organization as past president and treasurer.... more »
June 15, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation concluded a busy meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month with the announcement that a new alliance with the National Glass Association will provide online window, door and skylight training via NGA's MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.
The event also featured lively discussions on re-test requirements for product certification, and... more »
June 10, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Glass Association are forming a new alliance to provide a series of online training modules specifically for the residential and commercial window, door and skylight markets. The courses will be offered exclusively via the NGA’s state-of-the-art training sites, MyWindowClass.com and MyGlassClass.com.
Existing technical... more »
June 10, 2009
At its recent board of directors meeting, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association affirmed its decision to launch the OneVoice advocacy program to advance the interests of the window, door and skylight industry in the legislative, regulatory and code arenas. The decision was coupled with the opening of the WDMA Washington, DC, office and the appointment of staff. WDMA will also retain... more »
June 9, 2009
Continuing its efforts to develop a component substitution/interchangeability guidelines for side-hinged door certification, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted an open forum on June 4, immediately following its summer conference. This was the fifth such open forum organized the AAMA door component certification task group, which included other interested industry... more »
May 26, 2009
Rather than extending layoffs at its Hawkins, Wis., window plant, as suggested by a number of local media reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. hopes to bring "as many of those employees back as soon as possible," says Teri Cline, director of corporate communications for the window and door maker.
Due to the weak housing market, Jeld-Wen Inc. had temporarily laid off more than 200 workers at... more »