Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses […]

AAMA and World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks with Supplies for Children in Need

Sep 19th, 2014

At the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, attendees stuffed and donated 500 backpacks to a local Title I elementary school.

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers rolled up their sleeves and filled backpacks with school supplies for a nearby Denver Title I elementary school. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. After including hand-written notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers traveled to […]

ConSol Founder Discusses Impact of California Regulations on U.S. at AAMA Conference

Sep 18th, 2014

The California Energy Commission has a number of proposals for the 2016 Energy Code as it chases the eventual goal of getting the state of California to “zero energy” by 2020. Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference Tuesday to discuss how California’s energy policy is driving […]

Registration Still Open for AAMA Fall Conference

Sep 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), Colo. Several exhibitor spots for the supplier product display are still available. This opportunity is offered to Category 1 supplier members and provides the chance to exhibit products and services during […]

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 […]