Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses […]

Are We Back On Track?

Sep 8th, 2014

The residential window market grew 10% in 2013. And according to the WDMA’s recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, we can expect continued growth of 9.1% in 2014 and 8.3% in 2015.

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 […]