Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Updates Sound Control Document

Mar 10th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document about sound control for fenestration products that provides clear guidance for anyone from window designers working with architects to sales teams trying to meet customers’ needs. AAMA TIR-A1 has detailed technical information for reducing sound transmission through residential and commercial building envelopes. New definitions were […]

Becoming a Master

Mar 2nd, 2015

I had a dream—a dream to become a master. It all started in 2013 during a meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). I heard AAMA staff talk about its FenestrationMasters program, in which an individual with at least six years of experience in the industry could go through the extensive coursework. Participants have […]

DWM February Newscast: On Location in Florida

Feb 26th, 2015

In the February DWM newscast, editors take a look at the latest news regarding life cycle analysis reported at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference last week. DWM editor Trey Barrineau also visited two door and window companies – one in Fort Lauderdale and the other in Miami. Find out what’s new in […]

Websites and Windows get Attention at Industry Conference

Feb 19th, 2015

Jim Snyder, a Memphis-based window replacement specialist, urged AAMA members to keep future replacement needs in mind when designing new-construction windows.

The second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., featured a wide range of meetings and discussions about the fenestration industry. At the AAMA marketing forum, members discussed various ways to get more publicity for the organization’s conferences. One suggestion was to beef up the descriptions of the companies […]

Numbers Up All Around at Association Meeting; European Standards Discussed

Feb 19th, 2015

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual conference on Wednesday, and the consensus seems to be that numbers are up on a variety of fronts. In its opening general session earlier in the week, the association reported that it has gained 34 new members since its fall 2014 meeting. Thirty-one new documents […]

Members at “Best Attended Meeting” Work Hard in Florida

Feb 17th, 2015

Kim Flanary, right, receives award from Steve Fronek.

When the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) marketing steering committee met Monday morning during the association’s annual conference, AAMA’s Angela Dickson reported that “this is one of the best-attended conferences in a long time.” The challenge, however, is recruiting more marketing representatives from member companies to start attending meetings. The group lost two extremely active […]

ISC Employees Receive Fenestration Education

Feb 6th, 2015

One company is working hard to ensure its employees are masters at their trade. Tom Dlugosh, Victor Germakian, Jim Dickensheets, Joe Horning, Walter Horning, Brad Horning, Donny Dupuis, Beau Jasmer, Mark Wolonsky, Jim Bassett and Tom Miner at Industrial Sales Corporation (ISC) have completed the FenestrationMaster coursework, elevating their expertise in fenestration. The program, administered […]

AAMA Updates Specification for Wood Lamination and Cellulosic Composite Materials

Dec 11th, 2014

For the first time since 2005, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” “This document provides guidelines and important criteria for AAMA members involved with the lamination of wood and cellulosic composite […]

AAMA Updates Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges In Windows

Dec 9th, 2014

According to AAMA, the document describes procedures, materials, performance criteria and test methods for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows.

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 […]