Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

FEMA Reps Speak on the Past, Present and Future of Building Codes

May 23rd, 2022

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan for Building Safety Month. The third week focused on disaster preparedness and included a webinar […]

Addressing Comfort with Why Windows Matter

May 20th, 2022

In the last couple of years, one of the main trends noticed in construction circles is the importance of comfort for building occupants. This trend has been incorporated into discussions regarding energy efficiency as well, as personal comfort is a way to get those who aren’t otherwise concerned about energy efficiency to move in that […]

20/20 Vision: Manufacturers and Dealers Have Positive Outlooks on New Year

Nov 19th, 2019

The U.S. fenestration market collectively remains optimistic as the New Year approaches, according to [DWM]’s sneak peek into the 2020 Door and Window Industry Outlook. The report, produced by [DWM]’s parent company, Key Media & Research (KMR), takes a detailed look into the state of the industry and the year ahead. According to the Industry […]

A Big Number of Door and Window Companies Make Inc. 5,000 List

Aug 15th, 2019

Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5,000 list is out this week and at least 17 fenestration and residential building product companies ranked this year. Inc. 5,000 is an annual guide to the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The companies that ranked above 3,000: No. 870: Universal Windows Direct This Ohio-based construction company was founded in […]

Quanex’s Fenestration Sectors See Growth in Second Quarter

Jun 18th, 2019

During a recent earnings call, officials from Quanex Building Products reported mostly increases across the board. Quanex chief finance officer and senior vice president of finance Brent Korb said an increase in net sales was largely due to strong revenue growth in the company’s European fenestration division. The North American fenestration sector saw less extensive […]

Fenestration Canada Announces Terry Adamson as President

Jun 13th, 2019

During the Fenestration Canada 2019 Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting, Terry Adamson, technical director of Westeck Windows, was formally appointed and announced as the next president of Fenestration Canada. Adamson, who has been an active member of Fenestration Canada since 2014, will serve as president for the 2019-20 term. He has served on many […]

AAMA Releases Updated Standard for Liquid-Applied Flashing on Exterior Wall Openings

Jun 12th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings. The specification applies to buildings that include fenestration products, such as doors and windows, as well as other through-wall penetrations. The related codes were last updated in 2015, officials […]

Code Hearings Show Promising Signs for Alignment

May 16th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings took place last week in Albuquerque, N.M., ending on what officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) describe as a “year of alignment.” The event drew a number of collaborations over fenestration-related proposals, including between representatives for WDMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). WDMA and […]

Manufacturers Brace for Impacts of Increased Tariffs

May 13th, 2019

Despite months of negotiations, President Donald Trump announced an increase in tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese products Friday. Fenestration products—including iron, steel and wood door, window and frame components—are among the Chinese goods affected by the newly imposed 25% tariff, up from the 10% rate implemented in September 2018. The administration also […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

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