WDMA Joins Efforts for the Presidential Commission on Safety

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has joined others in the industry to educate the design and architectural community on the critical role doors play in effective building and homeland security. The Presidential Commission on Safety was established to address the increased security role of commercial doors and hardware, according to the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI). It will develop security and life safety guidelines specifically for commercial architectural doors by building type.

"WDMA has always placed a premium on enhancing the security features of windows, doors and skylights," said Alan J. Campbell, CAE and president of WDMA.

The commission, which is sponsored by the DHI, is comprised of members of WDMA, DHI, BHMA, HMA, AAMA, SDI and CSAA.

"They are working on guidelines to be used by architects, specifiers, building owners, consultants and distributors in the future when they are studying security issues related to new buildings and door and hardware products," said Campbell.


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