The Window and Door Manufacturers Association established the National Architectural Door Council to represent the interests of architectural door manufacturers and their suppliers.
Operating under the association’s umbrella, the council will be responsible for creating programs and services to serve this market segment and provide networking and education opportunities for its members, according to the trade group.
"The architectural wood door industry is a unique subset of the overall window and door industry with distinct issues which WDMA recognizes can best be addressed by the formation of the council," council vice chair Ann Duebner said in a statement.
The council also will be responsible for developing and maintaining the primary industry standards for architectural wood doors and representing the industry before code and regulatory bodies, standards-setting organizations, policymakers and the media.
The association says the council’s first order of business will be launching an online continuing education program on the updated architectural door standards for architects in the coming weeks.
For information, visit www.wdma.com/nadc.