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  • An update to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/ I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights is now available for electronic download from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a July 9 release. Update #3 includes editorial revisions to the 129-page standard originally published in January 2008...
  • Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said climate legislation won’t be approved by the U.S. Senate even though it’s likely to get the endorsement of the Environment and Public Works Committee.Inhofe said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson’s testimony to the Senate panel today that U.S. action alone won’t reduce carbon dioxide levels will...
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, signed a license agreement in Canada with King’s Glass Ltd. to further expand its North American distribution, according to a July 2 release. The agreement provides distribution of DFI’s NanoPax product throughout the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia,...
  • Hafele now offer 4 RIBA approved CPD seminars which offer guidance on correct specification, standards, best practice and case studies. These free seminars can presented at your office and are suitable for architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors, facility managers, and all other construction professionals, according to a July 6 Buildingtalk report.
  • Gail Strippy, a stalwart industry representative and one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, Buckeystown, Md., has passed away, according to a July 2 release.A memorial service will take place July 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, Md.Strippy held numerous positions in the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, and pioneered...
  • Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied...
  • The new BIM (Building Information Modeling) Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference in Minneapolis, May 31-June 3. This task group is leading the charge to identify important attributes of fenestration products to incorporate into BIM tools making it easier for specifiers to utilize these building products in their...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., shared its initial Green Building Survey results at the AAMA National Summer Conference in Minneapolis, according to a June 30 release. Among all the survey's findings, 77 percent of respondents reported a product-based green certification program for residential and commercial fenestration would benefit the product...
  • Exhibitor applications for glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing - Products and solarpeq 2010, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment, are now available online at www.glasstec-online.com and www.solarpeq.com or can be ordered from Messe Düsseldorf North America, according to a June 30 release. Both events will be held concurrently...
  • The 11th Glass Performance Days held in Tampere, Finland, June 12-15, met the high expectations attached to this dedicated encounter between solar and glass specialists, according to a June 29 release. Attendance topped 800, an impressive figure in the current business cycle. Almost 300 professional presentations spearheaded the program that turned out to be the largest and best in the history of...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...