Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

Fenestration Canada Announces Terry Adamson as President

Jun 13th, 2019

During the Fenestration Canada 2019 Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting, Terry Adamson, technical director of Westeck Windows, was formally appointed and announced as the next president of Fenestration Canada. Adamson, who has been an active member of Fenestration Canada since 2014, will serve as president for the 2019-20 term. He has served on many […]

AAMA Releases Updated Standard for Liquid-Applied Flashing on Exterior Wall Openings

Jun 12th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings. The specification applies to buildings that include fenestration products, such as doors and windows, as well as other through-wall penetrations. The related codes were last updated in 2015, officials […]

Code Hearings Show Promising Signs for Alignment

May 16th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings took place last week in Albuquerque, N.M., ending on what officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) describe as a “year of alignment.” The event drew a number of collaborations over fenestration-related proposals, including between representatives for WDMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). WDMA and […]

Manufacturers Brace for Impacts of Increased Tariffs

May 13th, 2019

Despite months of negotiations, President Donald Trump announced an increase in tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese products Friday. Fenestration products—including iron, steel and wood door, window and frame components—are among the Chinese goods affected by the newly imposed 25% tariff, up from the 10% rate implemented in September 2018. The administration also […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

Big Ideas Surface for Glass at BAU 2019

Jan 18th, 2019

BAU 2019 is underway at the Messe München in Munich, Germany, this week, where glass industry companies are displaying their latest technologies. The six-day trade fair features 2,250 exhibitors from 45 countries, focusing on architecture, materials and systems for commercial, residential and interior construction. Amid the exhibitors on hand, Press Glass premiered its 3D Glass […]

Mitsubishi Aims to Replace Windows

Jan 7th, 2019

“Just add a window.” To the average person, that sounds simple enough. Until they get a detailed quote from a door and window (or remodeling) contractor, including things like cutting back and refinishing the interior and exterior facades, adding jacks and headers to framing, and the multitude of other alterations that go along with adding […]

Happy New Year and a Look at the Top Five Stories From 2018

Dec 31st, 2018

From acquisitions to legal rulings, it’s been a year of big headlines for the door and window industries. Join us in the year’s final hours, as we look back at the top five stories with the most web traffic. #5: Levins are ‘Thrilled” to Join Harvey Building Products Family On November 9, Harvey Building Products […]

How to Invent Anything!

Jan 10th, 2017

“The Inventor looks upon the world and is not content with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world, he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of Invention posses him,seeking materialization” — Alexander Graham Bell Every mechanical or electronic device you use every day is […]

Watch the DWM November Newscast for Final Coverage from Win-Door 2015

Nov 6th, 2015

The Win-door North America trade show wrapped up its three-day run in Toronto on Thursday. In this month’s newscast, attendees, exhibitors and show officials weigh in as we provide our final coverage. Click HERE to view the video in YouTube.