Posts Tagged ‘ Door and Window Market magazine ’

New Name, Brand for Albat+Wirsam

Feb 26th, 2013

The company formerly known as Albat+Wirsam has officially changed its name to A+W Software GmbH. The company recently was sold to Constellation Software under the Friedman Corp. “Especially in international markets, the company name of Albat+Wirsam was well-known and highly estimated but has also always been a lingual stumbling block likely to produce confusion because [...]

EPA Seeks Stakeholder Response for Skylights

Feb 26th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter yesterday requesting feedback from stakeholders about draft two of the Energy Star tubular daylighting devices (TDD) and revised skylight criteria. Draft two specifications “[do] not include any revisions to address the issue [of addressing concerns previously raised for drafts one and two] because EPA believed the [...]

“Innovative” Thoughts from AAMA

Feb 26th, 2013

This week I am attending the annual meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and one of the key themes was innovation. For the full presentations on this topic click here but here are some additional observations.When Robert Tucker encouraged companies to focus on innovative products and systems he reminded them to not stop [...]

AAMA Puts Innovation on Display

Feb 26th, 2013

From left: Thiret, Garries, Hershberger and Tucker

Robert Tucker, author of “Innovation is Everybody’s Business,” addressed members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) yesterday about fostering innovation at their businesses. But he didn’t stop there—he talked to window companies about how they put these innovative principles into practice. After his keynote address, Tucker began the Intelligent Talk Show, during which he [...]

AAMA Tackles Complex Issues During Annual Meeting

Feb 25th, 2013

Rich Walker, AAMA president, addresses attendees during the opening session.

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) kicked off the group’s annual meeting this morning in Tucson, Ariz., the association continued its work on some tough subjects including life cycle analysis (LCA) and condensation resistance. Association Highlights But before getting to that Rich Walker, AAMA president, along with AAMA staff, highlighted some important [...]

The Long Term Approach to Thermal Performance Strategy – Look at the Frame!

Feb 25th, 2013

Just about every manufacturer I talk to these days is scrambling feverishly to analyze the thermal performance ratings of their various window product lines to make sure they have the most cost-effective solution available to be in compliance with the upcoming Energy Star requirements. The approach I most often see is to rank proposed changes [...]