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Window & Door Magazine | In the Trenches Columns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, osha.gov, is often considered to be the police of workplace safety. OSHA sets rules and regulations, performs audits, issues fines and more, all in an effort to create safer workplaces. However, two OSHA recognition programs offer an opportunity for companies to bring in the Administration as a safety coach and team member, rather than just as a rule creator and enforcer.

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Window & Door Magazine | Industry Watch Columns

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s, aamanet.org, annual fenestration market study has been a fixture of its service to the industry over many years, but its scope and rigor have increased over time. Manufacturers and suppliers are interviewed with a participation rate in excess of 50 percent and data from multiple secondary sources is triangulated to support the overall analysis.

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Window & Door Magazine | Decoded Columns

To keep up with evolving technology and industry concerns, new editions of the 15 different I-codes covered by the International Code Council are published every three years. The 2018 versions, which took effect Jan. 1, are the latest. Of these, the codes of greatest typical interest to fenestration manufacturers are the 2018 International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code.

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Door and Window Market Magazine | AAMA Analysis Columns

Sealants represent a very small part of the cost of an overall wall system, but play a major role in the integrity of a residential or light commercial building’s roof-to-ground weather resistant barrier (WRB). They do so under significant pressures, by providing protection that must remain intact despite being stretched or compressed due to thermal movement, wind load pressures, operation of windows or doors, settling of structures and other forces.

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