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Current Issue: September/October 2021

Back to Basics

Streamlined, simple trends reign in today’s hardware design.

Back to Business

Learning how to conduct business in a reality where high demand, material shortages are exacerbated by a tenuous labor market.

The Increased Risk of  Installed Sales

Recognize and prepare for the liability that can come with product sales and accompanying installation services.

Window Opening Control Devices and Safety Plans

Window Opening Control Devices (WOCDs) are allowed by building code to be installed on operable windows designated as emergency escape and rescue openings that comply with ASTM F2090, providing they do not encroach on the opening area dimensions…

Gas Fill 101: Gas fill options for IGUs

The goal in using any of the three fill gases--xenon, krypton and argon--is to lower the thermal conductivity and lessen heat conduction through the cavity.

Climate Change Drives Demand for Better Energy Efficiency

The implications of climate change and what it could mean in the form of increased specifications in all windows and doors in North America.

Software Standards and the Supply Chain

Creating software standards for the supply chain can reduce barriers to entry and allow all manufacturers to participate.

GlassBuild America Displays Industry’s Resilience

Exhibitors, suppliers return to in-person event with high energy, focus on meeting industry challenges and identify industry trends.

Patio Doors

Case studies show design trends in patio doors.

WinTrax™ | GED

Using RFID technology, WinTrax software offers window manufacturers a real-time view of window components (WIP) and completed windows (finished goods)—marked with uniquely encoded tags—as they pass through gateways at each production stage.