May 23, 2012
The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance released the first-ever consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM) for use in the United States, according to a NIBS release. The National BIM Standard-United States Version 2 covers the full lifecycle of buildings—from planning, design and construction to operations and sustainment. Part of an...
November 10, 2010
The International Code Council has voted to eliminate provisions in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code setting lower energy performance requirements for metal-framed fenestration products than for other types of fenestration in commercial construction. Part of an effort to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings built to the 2012 codes by 30...
March 17, 2010
Dealers of windows and doors today [March 17] urged the Office of Management and Budget to delay enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules slated to take effect April 22, 2010, and to retain an “opt-out” provision that offers an exemption for homes where no children under six years of age are in residence.The regulation requires...
February 18, 2010
After a tumultuous, three-year development process that included the disbanding and reorganization of the committee charged with its creation, the long-awaited first code-enforceable green building standard in the nation has been approved and published, according to a Feb. 16 GreenSource report.
January 27, 2010
The Glass Association of North America’s ASHRAE Subcommittee, led by Chair Helen Sanders, senior vice president of operations, Sage Electrochromics, Faribault, Minn., met Jan. 15 with the ASHRAE 90.1 committee at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers winter meeting in Orlando, Fla. Representatives from GANA, the Aluminum Extruders Council, the...
December 14, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released the AAMA 505-09, a test procedure, and QAG-1-09, a quality assurance processing and monitoring guide, according to a Dec. 14 release.AAMA 505-09, Dry Shrinkage and Composite Performance Thermal Cycling Test Procedure outlines a laboratory method to measure the amount of dry shrinkage and retained composite...
July 9, 2009
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...
June 15, 2009
AAMA 520-09, a voluntary specification for windows, doors and unit skylights has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a June 12 release. The publication, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights provides an optional rating of the ability of...
June 5, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, Chicago, have jointly released the updated 2008/2009 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers accurate and timely information on window, door, skylight and curtain wall market trends, dynamics and product relationships for both residential and...
May 27, 2009
The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 23rd Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a May 26 release. Titled Blast Mitigating Glazing, the GIB looks at various tests and standards in the industry for laminated glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards...