Posts Tagged ‘ ASTM ’

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]

Proposed ASTM Standard Targets Aerosol Foam Sealants

May 26th, 2016

A proposed ASTM International standard will help designers and consumers choose the best aerosol foam sealants for their projects. The proposed guide, being developed by ASTM’s Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, will overview the differences among the three main types of sealants and their applications: • Doors, windows and skylights (usually in a […]

Sunrise Windows and Doors to Offer Installation Certification

Feb 19th, 2016

Sunrise Windows and Doors is offering dealers a three-day training workshop that offers AAMA and ASTM Certified Installation Masters training, as well as installation and service techniques specific to its product line. “Our dealer partners have always recognized the need for a high quality, consistent installation process,” says Pat Upthagrove, product manager. “The AMMA/ASTM Installation […]

Who “Owns” Legally Binding Construction Codes?

Jul 28th, 2015

The state of Georgia has filed a lawsuit against public-domain activist Carl Malamud for publishing the state’s entire legal code online. It’s the latest legal battle for a man who is currently being sued by organizations that develop construction standards — including those for glazing, doors and windows — that then become part of state building codes. The Georgia […]

ASTM Revises Two Standards

Apr 14th, 2015

ASTM International has revised two standards recently, one related to PVC and the other to architectural woodwork. The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has updated BSR/AWI-AWIS1-201x, Architectural Woodwork and Interiors Standards—a new standard. Stakeholders include architectural millwork and component manufacturers, architects, specifiers, design professionals, conformance assessment programs, building owners and end users of encompassed products. The […]

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Oct 22nd, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global reach of ASTM. As part of the new branding, ASTM has created a new purpose […]

Two New ASTM Standards Will Aid Lead Abatement Techniques

Jul 1st, 2014

ASTM International has put forth two new standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is considered a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires wipe […]

ANSI Revises Various Standards

May 12th, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has made revisions to a few of its standards. ·         The Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, section 10.3.1.7 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas has been updated as follows. “The construction documents shall identify operable windows, doors and air intake openings […]

Full EPDs Could Soon Be Headed to the Glass Industry

Nov 15th, 2013

The chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) working group on whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) says he thinks it’s not if the glass industry officially embraces a specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that would compare and contrast every building’s environmental footprint. Just when. Wayne B. Trusty, who is also a […]

Keep Up with Industry Standards and Revisions

Oct 25th, 2013

It is difficult for door and window companies to keep up with all the latest code changes, so DWM makes it a little easier with a look at some revisions to recent standards including the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Code Council (ICC), as well as some new standards developed by […]