NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

Apr 10th, 2014


 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the [...]

WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

Apr 4th, 2014


The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. When members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) took to Capitol Hill this week they talked to lawmakers about the LRRP rule, while also asking them to support neutral green building systems [...]

How Much Does Price Play a Role?

Apr 3rd, 2014

The Farnsworth Group - Pricing Segmentation - September 2013_Page_2

How much price weighs into the decision making process is what everyone wants to know. A recent research study performed by the Farnsworth Group looked at this very issue: Price Based Market Segmentation for Consumers and Professionals. The report provides information on the role of price in the marketplace. 425 online surveys were completed among [...]

WDMA and NLBMDA Lobby Congress about Lead and Energy Rules

Apr 1st, 2014

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders said housing is on its way to recovery.

Visits to Capitol Hill for legislation lobbying began today at the 2014 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) Held in Arlington, Va, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, attendees were briefed on lobbying basics before listening to [...]

March Newscast: DWM’s Final Coverage from Fensterbau

Mar 31st, 2014

The fensterbau/frontale trade fair wrapped up Saturday in Germany. The March newscast looks at more news and offerings unveiled at this European event. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Video Newscast: Machinery is the Star at Fensterbau

Mar 28th, 2014

The Fensterbau/frontale trade fair continues in Germany Today, DWM focuses on machinery on display Learn what Italian company plans to enter the US market, who has the latest welders, cleaners and more Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube

Video Newscast: Fensterbau Continues with Products and Interviews

Mar 27th, 2014

The Fensterbau/frontale trade fair continues in Germany. Today, DWM offers a look at laminates, software and new window options. We also spoke to two CEOS who offered their view on the industry. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Video Newscast: Fensterbau Opens in Germany

Mar 26th, 2014

Fensterbau/frontale opened today in Germany and DWM magazine is there to cover all the news from the event. Stay tuned all week for four video newscasts from the show. If you have never been to this international event, watch the video for a glimpse at how Europe does trade shows. Click HERE to watch the [...]

NFRC Spring Meeting Kicks Off with Welcome, Educational Presentations

Mar 25th, 2014


Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) are gathered at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., this week for three days of back-to-back educational and committee meetings. The event began yesterday with a warm welcome from incoming NFRC chairman Jeff Baker of WestLab and presentations covering the state of the fenestration industry, an update [...]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, [...]