Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

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 […]

North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

Jul 21st, 2014

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their energy-efficiency benefits, but an emergency rule the North Carolina Building Code Council recently adopted now […]

House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

Jul 14th, 2014

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act, will “increase transparency and cost-effectiveness in the development of model energy codes” by […]

PGT Industries Awards 2014 Scholarship

Jun 25th, 2014

PGT Industries has awarded its “Talent for Tomorrow” scholarship to Katlyn Nau as part of its participation in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Scholarship Partner Program. The award was announced during the 2014 AAMA National Summer Conference held June 1-4 in Indianapolis. The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies […]

AAMA Releases Standard Lab Test Method for Forces of Operable Doors and Windows for Accessibility

Jun 23rd, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 513-14, a document that sets a standard laboratory test method for doors and windows to ensure they are ADA-compliant. The document, titled “Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of Operable Windows and Doors in Accessible Spaces,” provides a consistent, repeatable method of laboratory testing […]