August 3, 2012
The Building Performance Institute Inc. has published the BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard. The document is designed to provide the home performance industry with a resource to enable home energy audits to be conducted in alignment with current industry practices.
The new standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached... more »
July 25, 2012
The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the WIndow & Door Manufacturers Association have issued FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, "Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure." The document covers applications in residential and light commercial buildings,... more »
July 19, 2012
More than 27 leading associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Formed in response to continued movement within the U.S. Green Building Council to discourage the use of vinyl in buildings, the coalition will work "to promote and... more »
July 16, 2012
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association's I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors and I.S.1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, are now open for ballot for recognition as American National Standards.
WDMA I.S.6A-11 defines the aesthetic grades and performance duty levels for interior architectural wood stile and rail doors. WDMA I.S.... more »
July 9, 2012
Leaders of four European fenestration and facade associations signed a cooperative agreement in June to continue collaborative activities covering all materials under the EuroWindoor umbrella. Originally formed in 1999, EuroWindoor represents 30 national associations in Europe involved in metal, wood, PVC and glass products.
From left to right, Frank Koos, EuroWindoor... more »
June 26, 2012
Code activity and internet marketing were major topics at the annual meeting of Fenestration Canada, held earlier in June at the Fairmont Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. The event also saw the election of new board members and the naming of the former Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association's annual C.P. Loewen Award.
Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada’s technical... more »
June 5, 2012
Design Wind Loads for Windows and Doors using ASCE 7 is the subject of the first webinar to be hosted by the Northeast Window & Door Association. Free to members, the event is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. (ET).
Joe Reed, director of engineering and product testing at Architectural Testing will lead the session, which will review ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other... more »
June 5, 2012
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association have reached an agreement in principle to formally affiliate and eventually integrate operations. The plan allows the window, door and skylight industry to enhance and expand its representation in the Southeastern United States, officials state.
WDMA, a national industry association with offices in... more »
June 4, 2012
The third edition of the Jobsite Safety Handbook has been released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Written in both English and Spanish, the book describes how residential builders and trade contractors can comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.
The handbook covers the key safety issues on which to focus to... more »
May 21, 2012
The International Code Council is now offering iPad and iPhone users access to codes, commentaries, standards and handbooks as eBooks available through Apple's iTunes Store. Titles available include the International Codes, among them the debut of the 2012 International Green Construction Code.
“Mobile and digital access is a must today," says Mark A.... more »