HPDs Provide Transparency in Green Building Community

Jul 3rd, 2014

This is an example of an HDP.

As the green building community grows, so does the demand for disclosure of material content. And to make that disclosure process simpler, Health Product Declarations (HPD) have emerged over the last few years in the construction materials and products industry. United States Green Building Council education provider Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) and third-party certifier GreenCircle [...]

View the July Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2014

Jul 1st, 2014

The 2014 AIA National Convention concluded last week, offering attendees information about many of the hottest glass and fenestration industry products. Watch the video to learn more about what exhibitors had to offer. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

New Housing Study Shows Construction Picking Up

Jun 30th, 2014

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report on Thursday, which suggested that though the U.S. housing recovery faces a number of challenges, it should regain its footing. While tight credit, unemployment rates, and the sizable student load debt have kept many Millennials from buying homes, “as long as the economy remains on the path of slow, but steady improvement, housing should follow suit,” says Chris Herbert, research director at the JCHS.

View the June Newscast for News from AIA

Jun 27th, 2014

In DWM magazine’s June newscast, look for the latest video interviews from the American Institute of Architects convention taking place this week in Chicago. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

DWM Magazine Named as ASBPE Gold Winner

Jun 25th, 2014

Contributing DWM editor Jenna Reed and vice president of media services Holly Biller accept the Azbee awards in Washington, D.C.

The DWM video newscast, produced by DWM magazine, took home the gold in the regional American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. It is also one of three national finalists for the category of Video News in the Online Division. The regional award was received during an Awards [...]

PA Gubernatorial Candidate Tours Chelsea Building Products’ Headquarters

Jun 24th, 2014

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf addresses Chelsea employees during a recent visit to the company's headquarters.

Tom Wolf (D), a candidate for Pennsylvania governor, recently toured Chelsea Building Products’ headquarters in Oakmont, Pa. Chelsea officials on hand for the visit included Peter Dewil, CEO and president; Mark Ammer, director of operations and research and development; and Gary Hartman, director of marketing and new business development. “We were very happy to be [...]

Fabricators Address Industry Concerns at Recent Meeting

Jun 18th, 2014

The first-ever Fabricator's roundtable was a great success and will likely be repeated at future meetings.

Fabricators from across Canada were able to share industry challenges and concerns in the first ever fabricators roundtable held last week as part of Fenestration Canada’s summer meeting held in Winnipeg. The roundtable came out of the newly-formed Fabricator’s Council. Laura Weil, sales and marketing manager, Euro Vinyl Windows, a smaller-sized fabricator based in Woodbridge, [...]

Solar Roadways Perks Ears in Glass Industry

Jun 10th, 2014

n artist’s rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, where Scott and Julie Brusaw, founders of Solar Roadways, reside. (Graphic design by Sam Cornett, Solar Roadways)

If things go the way Scott and Julie Brusaw plan, the glass industry could be in for a ride. Solar Roadways, which has been an ongoing project for years, just finished its second prototype thanks in part to several grants from the federal highway system. It also started an online fundraising campaign in late April [...]

FeneTech Holds 2014 User Conference

Jun 9th, 2014


With demand up in 2013 and again in 2014, some door and window companies have a new problem, according to attendees at the 12th annual FeneVision fenestration ERP software user conference in Aurora, Ohio, June 2-4: getting enough supplies to meet demand. “Companies in this industry have spent the last five years trimming costs and [...]

Court Rules Against Home Depot and Silver Line in J-Channel Infringement Case

Jun 2nd, 2014


An effort to move a patent infringement lawsuit involving J-Channel Industries from a Tennessee to New York Court has failed. CopyTele Inc., a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. has prevailed in its efforts to prevent Home Depot [...]