Housing Forecast: Blue Skies Ahead

Oct 31st, 2014

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Following one of the coldest winters in recent history, the residential construction market is now on track to heat up again. That was the update coming out of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economic and Housing Outlook webinar. “It’s been up and down,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe, referring to the housing […]

Momentive Completes Balance Sheet, Emerges from Chapter 11

Oct 30th, 2014


Waterford, N.Y.-based silicone manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its restructuring plan. According to court documents, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order on September 11 confirming the “Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganizing for Momentive Performance Materials […]

Canada Approaching Deadline for Public Review Period for Code Changes

Oct 28th, 2014


The national public review and comment period for proposed changes to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will close Friday. The fall 2014 review period, which is exploring proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC), National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (NFC), National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 […]

Greenbuild Wraps up with Skylights, Glass and Windows

Oct 24th, 2014

SageGlass announced its product will now be available in large architectural sizes without a center bus bar. Units with no center bus bar may also be equipped with LightZone, enabling maximum control and daylighting.

The conversation on natural light was ongoing throughout the week on the Greenbuild 2014 show room floor in New Orleans. The show ended yesterday and DWM’s sister publication, USGlass, was there to cover all the news from the event, including doors and windows, skylights and glass. While showcasing the environmental aspect of their respective products, […]

Energy Efficiency Rules Day for Glass, Fenestration at Greenbuild

Oct 23rd, 2014


As members of all different sectors of the construction industry walk the show floor at Greenbuild 2014, the trends are pretty clear. Attendees are obviously looking for energy-efficient products and window and glass companies have an abundant of options on display. Among the glass and glazing industry-related companies at Greenbuild is Pilkington, featuring its vacuum […]

AMD Kicks off 50 Years with a Name Change

Oct 21st, 2014

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn welcomed attendees to his town in the opening session and encouraged them to "spend every nickel they brought."

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) is meeting this week in Tampa, but as of a few hours ago they are now meeting as the World Millwork Alliance. The name was announced as part of the group’s opening session this afternoon. Nathan Potter, outgoing president, says the change is part of the association’s strategic plan. […]

AMD Offers Practical Advice for Convention Attendees

Oct 20th, 2014

Tom Angelis from Angelis Consulting talked about how to measure return on marketing and sales investments.

Attendees at the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) Annual convention attended educational sessions today before the exhibits and trade show kicks off in earnest tomorrow. David Meyer of Houzz detailed how this social media site can change the home remodeling and design process for homeowners and trade professionals. Most importantly he told attendees how they […]

PPI Reports Show Dip in Flat Glass Prices in September

Oct 17th, 2014


Flat glass prices dropped in September by the same amount they rose the month before. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dipped 0.7 percent from August to September after seeing a 0.7 percent spike from July to August. It’s only the second month-to-month […]

October Video Newscast: Celebrate a Special Anniversary

Oct 16th, 2014

Trade show season is still in full swing and the DWM October newscast takes a look at some upcoming events as well as one upcoming show that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Find out what special events are planned. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Fenestration Canada Points Out Practicality in NAFS

Oct 14th, 2014


What are building codes if not practical? In a recently-held Fenestration Canada webinar, Education Committee Chairman J.F. Kogovsek talked about the practicality of code applications and requirements. First discussed was how windows, doors and skylights must be designed, constructed and installed according to the National Building Code 2010. For all practical purposes, said fenestration must […]