Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Updates Cellulosic Composite Profile Standards

Jan 27th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published two updated standards for rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles. AAMA 309 provides a means for classifying them, and AAMA 311 establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13, Standard Specification for Classification of Rigid Thermoplastic/Cellulosic Composite Materials, spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties: resin type, percent cellulose content, specific gravity, impact resistance, flexural modulus, [...]

Congress Fails to Extend Tax Credits—For Now

Jan 7th, 2014

Three tax incentives that have relevance to the door, window and skylight industry were among the 55 allowed to expire at the beginning of 2014, but the door and window industry isn’t ready to write them off just yet. Ben Gann, director of legislative affairs and grassroots activities for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association [...]

Industry Speaks Out Regarding Patent Legislation

Dec 17th, 2013

Congress has introduced legislation, HR 3309, the Innovation Act of 2013 and S 1720, Patent Transparency and Improvement Acts of 2013, to prevent unnecessary patent lawsuits. The first passed the House on December 5 and was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on December 9, while the second was referred to the same [...]

AAMA’s Western Region to Host Q&A on Green Globes Rating System

Nov 19th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Western Region plans to host a webinar featuring a question-and-answer session on the Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes® Rating System. The webinar will be moderated by Erin Shaffer, GBI consultant, and will be held Tuesday, December 3, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Green Globes tools consist [...]

Industry Groups Publish Exterior Door Installation Guide for Extreme Wind and Water Exposure

Nov 18th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly published a standard practice for the installation of exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, with surface barrier wall construction. FMA/AAMA/WDMA 400-13, Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in [...]

AAMA Speakers Address Roadmap for Reducing Building Energy Use; Energy Star Criteria

Nov 1st, 2013

Speakers at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference in Baltimore addressed a number of issues of importance to the industry. On Monday, Karma Sawyer, technology manager and physical scientist in the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program, delivered a keynote presentation on BTO’s integrated approach to the development [...]

Specification for Sunrooms Adopted into the 2015 IRC

Oct 21st, 2013

At its Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, N.J., the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification for Sunrooms, into the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). Representatives from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Sunroom Association (NSA), as well as a number of other supporters, were on hand at the [...]

AAMA Encourages Year-Round Window Safety

Oct 8th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is encouraging households to practice year-round window safety to prevent window falls as cool October weather may have homeowners leaving windows and screen doors open for ventilation. While open windows and doors can increase airflow and cut down on cooling costs, they also can be dangerous for children who are not properly supervised. According to the American Academy [...]

Chelsea Remembers, then Looks Forward in Morning Reception

Sep 11th, 2013

Chelsea Building Products held a morning reception Wednesday in which the company looked back, and then looked forward, explaining where both the company and industry are headed, including a special update from AAMA. To open the reception, attendees received an American flag pin in memorial of the 12th anniversary of September 11th. Terry Abels, senior [...]

AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Forecast Prediction

Sep 3rd, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the August update to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. New Housing Market Total housing starts continued to grow in 2012 with strong gains in both [...]