Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

WDMA Executive Conference to Include 2015 Housing Market Outlook

Aug 21st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will host Dr. Andrew McCoy and Toby Morrison at its Annual Executive Management Conference. They will provide a forecast for 2015 and beyond for new construction, remodeling and replacement and will look at economic fundamentals, housing market strengths and weaknesses, and insights about consumer demand. This session will [...]

Provision Prevents Abuse of LRRP Rule

Aug 18th, 2014

According to the EPA, approved test kits for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule have a failure rate of between 22.5 percent and 84 percent. I think we can all agree that this failure rate is unacceptable and unproductive. The good news is that, in mid-July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve [...]

REPORT: U.S. Residential Window Market to Grow by nearly 20 Percent by 2015

Aug 14th, 2014

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released the Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts an overall residential window market growth of 9.1 [...]

WDMA Announces Two Speakers for Executive Conference

Aug 7th, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that Cam Marston, president of Generational Insights, and Bill Killmer, senior vice president for legislative and political affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, will speak at its Annual Executive Management Conference held in Cambridge, Ma., Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. Marston’s session, entitled Four Generations: One Workplace, focuses [...]

Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

Jul 28th, 2014

The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document submitted by the N.C. Building Code Council, “four documented cases of fires being caused by [...]

Harvard Business Professor to Address WDMA Attendees

Jul 22nd, 2014

Jeffrey Rayport, a Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, will be speaking at the Window and Door Manufacturer Association’s (WDMA) annual executive management conference. His session entitled, “Big Data: The Analytics Revolution,” will focus on how businesses can use big data to monitor the behaviors of their customers in order to better personalize service. [...]

House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

Jul 14th, 2014

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act, will “increase transparency and cost-effectiveness in the development of model energy codes” by [...]

Registration Open for WDMA Executive Management Conference

Jul 8th, 2014

Senior executives can now register for Window and Door Management Association’s annual Executive Management Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2014 at The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. The event will focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry over the coming year and will [...]

NAFS User Guide Now Available

Jun 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS). The guide is the result of a multi-year effort by the three associations. The user guide was developed as a non-mandatory, advisory document and has been [...]

WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door U.S. Market Study

Jun 9th, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2013 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, and the Virginia Center for Housing Research (CHR) at Virginia Tech. [...]