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The WDMA 2020 Legislative Conference will be held March 23 through 25 at the Westin City Center Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Dealer of the Year Awards

The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to recognize this year’s honorees as among the best in the industry. We are excited to extend existing memberships to some of the winners and welcome the others as new faces of the Alliance. They join a growing membership of professionals dedicated…

The Copyright Conundrum and Fair Use

Many current building codes incorporate AAMA or ASTM standards into the code sections relating to windows and doors. For example, the 2009 IRC Section R612.3 states that windows with fall prevention devices and window guards “shall comply with the requirements of ASTM F 2090.” But the ASTM…

The Biophilia Trend

Keeping your finger on the pulse of modern home design trends is important if you’re in the window and door industry. So where are people’s heads these days? I wasn’t too surprised to see that “window walls” were one of the top picks in a recent Houzz trends piece. While the write-up credits…

Reflections from IBS

Was anyone else’s winter thrown a little off by the later dates of the International Builders’ Show? I felt like I returned to bizzaro world where we completely skipped February. It’s a sign of a longstanding tradition when even a small deviation from the pattern creates this sort of impact—the…

Is a Modular “Disruption” on the Horizon?

“Disruption” is something we’ve seen happen to a lot of industries over the past decade or so. Video rental chains got disrupted by Netflix. Taxi companies got disrupted by Uber and Lyft. Newspapers got disrupted by the internet and blogs (like the one you’re reading right now). What’s the next…

An Adaptive Industry

Pictured above: Creative Approach to Service and Marketing | Renewal by Andersen of Pittsburgh;  Excellence in Installation | Avanti Industries LLC;  Overall Excellence | Unified Window Systems Inc.;  Best Showroom Design | Windows Doors & More Factory Store Inc. Not pictured: Excellence in…

The Green Issue

Green building and energy performance are ever-developing areas within the construction industry. So too are the associated risks for industry stakeholders. So far, claims relating to green building construction have been—and will likely continue to be—asserted based on theories that resemble…

Fenestration Advancements on the Horizon

It appears that the future of windows and doors will involve the confluence of technologies that previously have had little to do with fenestration products. Some examples of improved fenestration functionality being conceptually introduced around the industry involve automatic operation of…

Biometric Information

It is safe to say that recent events and media coverage of digital security issues, including the unauthorized use of personal information through social media and large data breaches, have been a focus of concern. Consider the publicity surrounding Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill testimony…