Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015

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*+-Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]

AAMA Launches Indoor Condensation Information Web Page

May 5th, 2015

*+-The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a new web page to help homeowners understand why and how indoor condensation develops on residential windows and what can be done about it. “This was needed because it provides direct, simple answers to the common question, ‘Why is there condensation on my windows?’” says Joe Hayden of […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

*+-Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

AAMA Flashing Standards Make it Into Building Code

Apr 27th, 2015

*+-Two American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) voluntary standards regarding flashing were added into the International Building Code (IBC) last week, perhaps signifying the growing importance of flashing to prevent water intrusion. FS 164-15 1405.4 states “When self-adhered membranes are used as flashings, those self-adhered flashings shall comply with AAMA 711-13 Voluntary Specification for Self Adhering […]

AAMA Updates Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Profiles Document

Apr 23rd, 2015

*+-For the first time since 2011, fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles are getting updated standards. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has put out an updated document establishing performance requirements for the profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements […]

AAMA Updates Architecturally Finished Aluminum Documents

Mar 24th, 2015

*+-The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two aluminum-specific documents—the combined AAMA 609/610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, “Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site.” AAMA 609/610-15 spells out methods, equipment and materials applicable for cleaning architecturally finished aluminum after construction and for subsequent periodic […]

AAMA Updates Sound Control Document

Mar 10th, 2015

*+-The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document about sound control for fenestration products that provides clear guidance for anyone from window designers working with architects to sales teams trying to meet customers’ needs. AAMA TIR-A1 has detailed technical information for reducing sound transmission through residential and commercial building envelopes. New definitions were […]

Becoming a Master

Mar 2nd, 2015

*+-I had a dream—a dream to become a master. It all started in 2013 during a meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). I heard AAMA staff talk about its FenestrationMasters program, in which an individual with at least six years of experience in the industry could go through the extensive coursework. Participants have […]

DWM February Newscast: On Location in Florida

Feb 26th, 2015

*+-In the February DWM newscast, editors take a look at the latest news regarding life cycle analysis reported at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference last week. DWM editor Trey Barrineau also visited two door and window companies – one in Fort Lauderdale and the other in Miami. Find out what’s new in […]

Websites and Windows get Attention at Industry Conference

Feb 19th, 2015

Jim Snyder, a Memphis-based window replacement specialist, urged AAMA members to keep future replacement needs in mind when designing new-construction windows.

*+-The second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., featured a wide range of meetings and discussions about the fenestration industry. At the AAMA marketing forum, members discussed various ways to get more publicity for the organization’s conferences. One suggestion was to beef up the descriptions of the companies […]