Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Summer Conference: Sustainability, Green Building and More

Jul 7th, 2015

Mic Patterson addresses the AAMA Summer Conference in Seattle.

Speakers and presenters offered insights into the future of sustainability in the building industry at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2015 Summer Conference, held June 28-July 1 in Seattle. Author and researcher Mic Patterson delivered the conference’s keynote address. He reviewed the recent evolution in façade technology and applications. He also identified current and emerging […]

AAMA Hands Out Seven Scholarships

Jun 30th, 2015

For the 15th consecutive year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has awarded scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing degrees in engineering or technical fields related to the building-products industries. The scholarship winners were announced during the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, which is currently underway in Seattle. Nine partner […]

AAMA Updates its Aluminum Finishes Documents

Jun 25th, 2015

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes. AAMA 612-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements, and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum) and AAMA 2603-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions […]

AAMA Updates Sealing Specifications

Jun 18th, 2015

AAMA House

The specification regarding water-resistant seals used in renovations is getting a renovation of its own. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying performance requirements for liquid applied flashing used to provide seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes doors and windows. The spec, named AAMA 714-15, was […]

Today is the AAMA Conference Early Registration Deadline

Jun 4th, 2015

Early  registration for the upcoming American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015National Summer Conference, to be held June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, will close  today. AAMA members can receive a discount by registering online, and spouses may attend the conference free of charge with a paid participant registration. The AAMA Western Region Summer […]

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 […]