Thomsen to Speak at GPD Finland

May 7th, 2013

Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will speak at the upcoming Glass Performance Days (GPD) Finland June 11-15 in Tampere. Thomsen, who oversees the worldwide operations of Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development, will discuss the challenges facing the glass industry and propose solutions for reconstructionist strategic thinking [...]

Fenestration Australia Scheduled for October 3-5

May 3rd, 2013

Fenestration Australia conferenceformat

The Australian Window Association (AWA) will join forces with the Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ), Skylight Industry Association (SIA) and Australian Institute of Surface Finishing (AISF) to host the Fenestration Australia 2013 exhibition and conference in Canberra, Australia, October 3-5. “Prevailing trends in architecture, design and building sustainability place an unprecedented [...]

Rogers to Speak at GPD Beijing and Finland

Apr 29th, 2013

Quanex Building Products’ Tracy Rogers, director of industry relations and advanced technology, will present at Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Beijing May 22-23 and Finland June 11-15. Rogers will discuss methods IG manufacturers are using to achieve R5 performance, especially the use of hard-coat, pyrolytic low-E coatings on surface #4. “We want to share our [...]

Quanex Rep Speaks at China Glass Industry Annual Conference

Apr 19th, 2013

Quanex Building Products’ business development director for Asia, YK Park, recently spoke at the 2013 China Glass Industry Annual Conference and Technical Forum, held March 26-28. Park’s presentation was titled “Super Spacer® for High Performance IGU Fabrication and High Productivity.” “The conference exceeded our expectations in many ways with some of the top suppliers and [...]

AAMA’s Western Region to Host Spring Summit

Apr 18th, 2013

The Western Region of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host its Spring Summit April 30-May 1, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. The meeting will feature a panel discussion on energy-efficient fenestration, an economic update from Dr. Esmael Adibi, and a tour of the Palo Verde Energy Education Center. Online [...]

NFRC 100 and 200 Adapted to Allow Certain Shading Devices to be Rated for U-Factor, SHGC

Apr 18th, 2013

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Board of Directors has approved changes to its NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 standards, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). These changes apply to products that use shading systems (blinds, shades, etc.) “that are integral to the product as shipped [...]

NFRC Passes Several Ballots, Tables Others and Has Board Member Changes

Apr 11th, 2013

Michael Thoman, Architectural Testing Inc., discusses air leakage rating and labeling at the NFRC Spring 2013 Committee Meeting Week in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) discussed several additional balloted codes and edits during days two and three of its Spring Committee Meetings in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Ratings Committee convened Tuesday afternoon, opening with discussions from the NFRC 700 Product Certification Program (PCP) and NFRC 705 Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Certification subcommittees. NFRC members [...]

Ballots Passed at the 2013 NFRC Spring Committee Meeting

Apr 9th, 2013

Jeff Baker (left) today announced his resignation as chair of the technical committee.

Following two days of technical subcommittee meetings, the technical committee convened this morning at the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 2013 Spring Committee Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., and passed several balloted changes. The ballots covered editorial changes for: • NFRC 400 from the air leakage subcommittee; • NFRC 500 Complex Glazings from the condensation [...]

FeneTech Signs On as Fenestration Day Sponsor

Apr 9th, 2013

The fourth annual Fenestration Day™, sponsored by DWM magazine, will take place October 31, 2013, in Schaumburg, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.FeneTech has once again signed on as a sponsor of this educational event. Fenestration Day brings together door and window manufacturers and dealers for joint educational sessions as well as individual sessions tailored to [...]

Jackson Speaks at AAMA Conference

Apr 4th, 2013

Ric Jackson, director of external affairs and government relations for Houston-based Quanex Building Products, spoke yesterday at the 2013 American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Southeast Region Spring Meeting in Orlando. Jackson’s presentation, titled “Trends Impacting the Fenestration Market- Energy Star v6, Most Efficient Recognition Program and DOE Building Technologies Programs,” addressed the challenges currently facing [...]