Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Predicts Residential Windows Grow by Double Digits in 2014

May 2nd, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The annual report shows total window volume will increase to 48.4 million units in 2014. Total conventional housing starts in 2013 experienced a considerable increase and AAMA forecasts them to grow 20 percent in 2014. Conditions are expected to continue to [...]

AAMA Welcomes Addition to Extended Family

May 2nd, 2014

Emilia "Mila" James Yglesias

According to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Janice Yglesias, AAMA’s association services director, and her husband Tony welcomed a baby girl on Friday, April 11. Emilia “Mila” James Yglesias arrived at 7:34 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. The baby and her parents are safely back at [...]

AAMA Announces Keynote Speaker and New Phone App for Summer Conference

Apr 24th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced Dr. Elizabeth Watson will serve as keynote speaker for the associations’ Summer Conference, to be held in downtown Indianapolis, June 1-4. Watson will address the future of ADA principles and design. Additionally, AAMA will be introducing a new app, offering several optional events for attendees and announcing this year’s scholarship winners. In her presentation, [...]

Registration Open for AAMA National Summer Conference

Apr 18th, 2014

Registration is now available for the AAMA National Summer Conference. The event will be held June 1-4, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Anyone interested may register by Wednesday, May 14 to receive the discounted early bird rate of $875. Download the registration form here. Additionally, May 14 is the deadline for hotel reservations and registration fee [...]

YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to [...]

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to [...]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

Mark Silverberg

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related [...]

AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

Apr 1st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, “Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing” establishes minimum performance criteria to allow the user to evaluate and select mechanically attached flexible flashing products intended for use around the exterior perimeter of fenestration products. As a basic component for integrating a fenestration product with a building’s water resistant barrier (WRB), appropriate material [...]

AAMA Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer

Mar 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936,” says Andrea Rhodes, AAMA technical operations supervisor. “Since that time, the [...]

Codes, Standards and Energy Regs Coming Down the Pipeline

Feb 24th, 2014

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) met last week in Orlando, the Code, Action and Regulatory Affairs Committees briefed attendees on a wide variety of codes and standards that could have a far reaching effect, if put into place. Following are a sampling of some of those items, as well as some funding [...]