The 2021 WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will be hosted on the afternoons of Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10, and run from 12pm - 5pm ET each day. The conference is purposefully designed to foster both technical and professional development, and is the premier destination to participate in leading-edge conversation on emerging technologies, manufacturing applications, regulatory issues, and a wide range of topics of interest to the window, door, and skylight industry.

12:00-1:15 pm ET   

The 2021 WDMA Market Study: Results and Analysis
Brad Farnsworth, President & CEO, The Farnsworth Group

1:15-1:30 pm ET  Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30-2:30 pm ET  Representative Selection & Extrapolation of Construction Defects
Steve Strawn, Window & Door Expert and Senior Consultant, Pete Fowler Construction Services Inc.
2:30-3:00 pm ET   Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:00-4:00 pm ET  Introduction to Architectural Wood Doors and LEED Version 4.1
Dick Moreno, Technical Administrator, Lynden Door, Inc.
Gretchen Withers, Sustainability & Compliance Manager, Oregon Door
Steve Farley, VP of Commercial Sales, TruStile Doors, LLC
 4:00-4:15 pm ET  Visit Our Virtual Exhibit Hall
 4:15-5:00 pm ET  Technology Update: Smart Windows Powered by Transparent Solar
Miles Barr, Chief Technology Officer, Ubiquitous Energy

12:00-1:15 pm ET          

TDI Requirements for Fenestration Products - Code Changes and Making Submittals
Paul Bove, Staff Engineer, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

1:15-1:30 pm ET  Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30-2:30 pm ET  Decoupling of Resistance to Water Penetration and Structural Performance, the Canadian Approach Explained
Robert Justras, PDE, UL
2:30-3:00 pm ET  Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:00-4:00 pm ET  Understanding the WELL Building Standard - Version 2
Kerry Harp, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Harp Design, Inc.
 4:00-4:15 pm ET  Visit Our Virtual Exhibit Hall
 4:15-5:00 pm ET  Coping with the Fragile Chemical Supply Chain
Brent Neal, Technical Manager, Wood Coatings NA, AkzoNobel