Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

American Manufacturing Bill Sitting in Congress

Aug 26th, 2014

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Legislation that seeks to bolster manufacturing in the United States is now awaiting consideration in Congress. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2996/S.1468) was reported to Congress by committee at the end of last month. The bill was introduced in the Senate August 1 of last year and in the House [...]

AAMA Adds Two to Certification and Technical Staff

Aug 22nd, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) named Jason Seals certification manager and Rich Rinka technical/industry affairs manager. Seals comes to AAMA with more than 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all certification-related activities of the association with direct management responsibilities for the association’s air, water and [...]

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Aug 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “This new document [...]

AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

Aug 15th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz [...]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, [...]

InstallationMasters™ Dream Home or Amateur Nightmare?

Aug 5th, 2014

The growing trend of “Whole House” exterior remodeling projects – where clients also replace doors and windows when they replace siding or stucco – made me think about how many different types of siding surfaces, casings and window types an exterior remodeling specialist must be intimately familiar with today. Keeping air and water out of [...]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was [...]

AAMA Announces Fall Conference Registration

Jul 29th, 2014

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) National Fall Conference. Participants may register by Monday, August 25 to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $925. Paper registration for the conference, to be held at the Westin Hotel in the Denver area, is required and may be found here. Non-member companies that are [...]

Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

Jul 28th, 2014

The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document submitted by the N.C. Building Code Council, “four documented cases of fires being caused by [...]

HUD Begins Adoption of 2012 AAMA Standard for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing

Jul 25th, 2014

The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) has recommended the adoption of American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to AAMA. The MHCC is a statutory federal advisory committee body that provides recommendations to the HUD secretary on the [...]