Posts Tagged ‘ Window and Door Manufacturers Association ’

FGIA Annual Conference Tackles Building, Energy Code Updates and More

Mar 11th, 2022

Numerous updates on the International Code Council (ICC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were discussed during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Annual Conference held last week. Addressed were proposals regarding window fall prevention, screening, thermal bridging and more. International Code Council Group B Jennifer Hatfield, FGIA code consultant and managing member […]

Preventing Cyber Attacks: Are You Doing Enough?

Nov 4th, 2021

“Most organizations don’t think about [cyber] security enough,” says Ted Harrington, executive partner, Independent Security Evaluators. “Maybe companies think about it annually. You need to think about it more often than that.” This was part of Harrington’s session on protecting against cyberattacks, part of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s Executive Management conference, taking place […]

IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

Mar 8th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board and couched as a means for helping governments and building industry stakeholders to meet […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

U.S. Reverses Course on Aluminum Tariffs

Sep 17th, 2020

Just weeks after reinstating a 10% tariff on aluminum imported from Canada, the U.S. backed off of those measures Tuesday, declaring that trade in non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum is likely to normalize in the last four months of the year. After citing a substantial increase in imports over the period from June 2019 through May 2020, […]

Associations Support Safe to Work Act

Aug 28th, 2020

Several industry associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317, which was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The legislation (the full text of which can be found […]

WDMA Officials Say Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act is Back

Jun 28th, 2019

Officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) say they’re applauding legislators today for reintroducing the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R. 3586). Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), the bill fills an important role, WDMA officials suggest, by defining the Department of Energy’s (DOE) role in new model energy code development, while […]

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 […]

Tariff Increase Threatened Ahead of Talks with China

May 7th, 2019

President Donald Trump is putting the pressure on China leading up to trade talks in Washington, D.C., Wednesday—returning to prior threats for increased tariffs. In a Twitter post made Sunday, May 5, the president said that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products would increase from 10% to 25% as soon as the following […]

WDMA Officials Focus on Progress Despite Politics

Jan 29th, 2019

  While politics remain a faux pas in some social and business circles, such was not the case at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) winter conference. And with numerous government-related issues hanging over the door and window industries, there was plenty to talk about. Amid a brief set of opening remarks, WDMA CEO […]

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