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AAMA Updates Procedural Guide for Door and Window Certification

The Schaumburg, Ill.-based American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated AAMA 103-07, its procedural guide for certification of doors and windows. The revamped 25-page document, titled Procedural Guide for Certification of Window and Door Assemblies, includes several updates.

“In addition to various editorial changes, Section 1.8, Program Oversight, now requires that the AAMA Certification Policy Committee specify dates of implementation for all revisions to program policy; that representatives of record for the appropriate program or program function, along with the AAMA Voting Representative (if applicable), be notified within 10 business days; and that Licensee conformance be verified during plant and lab inspections,” says Dean Lewis, AAMA certification manager.

Section 2.0, Engineering Design Rules, was removed and now cites the newly created AAMA 2502, Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products, as guidance. Section 4.0, Guide for Laboratories Approved for the AAMA Certification Program, also was removed and the requirements of AAMA LAP-1, Laboratory Accreditation Program Operations Manual are now required. The Auxiliary Test Procedures, Section 5.0, was removed and indicates to “refer directly to the auxiliary test requirements for the specific product as required by the edition of AAMA/(NWWDA)WDMA 101/I.S. 2 or AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440 to which the product is to be tested for certification.”

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