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  • The technical subcommittees meeting continued on the third day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Meeting July 30 in Chicago, starting with the Attachment Subcommittee. Five task groups presented their reports: Storm Window, Dynamic Attachments for Swinging Doors, Exterior Attachments, Interior Attachments, and Storm Door and Storm Panels.Other than the task group chairs,...
  • The second day of the NFRC’s Summer Meeting in Chicago had two blocks of meetings on the agenda: Research and technology and technical.

  • Sahely Mukerji, news editor and managing editor of Glass Magazine, talks with Jim Benney, executive director, National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.What is the status of outside development support funding for the Component Model Approach program?We got approval for $200,000 from the Department of Energy. Also got in-kind support from Southern California Edison CTAC. [Edison CTAC,...
  • During the opening session of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Summer Meeting July 28, Michael Collins, vice president, Building Products Group, Jordan, Knauff & Co., Chicago, presented “Window & Door Industry Update.” He talked about: residential and commercial market overviews, Building Information Modeling, green building update, Chinese building products...
  • The Skylight Fall Protection Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Summer Conference in Hershey, Pa., June 1-4. ...
  • AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference last week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. ...
  • According to officials from the American Institute of Architects, more than 20,000 attendees gathered at the Boston Convention Center last week for the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition ...

  • With nearly all the halls of the NürnbergMesse filled with exhibitors and crowded aisles and stands throughout, fensterbau/frontale enjoyed another record year, April 2-5. ...
  • In his opening address, Joseph A. Hayden, chairman, NFRC board of directors, talked about building information modeling. ...

  • The first non-North American lab has been authorized in Beijing to test for the Insulating Glass Certification Council and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, said John Kent, administrative manager, IGCC, Sackets Harbor, N.Y. He spoke on the opening day of IGMA’s 8th Annual Conference in Sanibel Island, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 1 ...

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