Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

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 [...]

NAFS User Guide Now Available

Jun 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS). The guide is the result of a multi-year effort by the three associations. The user guide was developed as a non-mandatory, advisory document and has been [...]

AAMA Releases New Guideline for Installing Preassembled Unit Skylights onto a Roof

Jun 11th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit skylight installation guideline ever produced,” says Bob Sampson (RCS Consulting), chair of the AAMA 1607 Update [...]

Freeman Addresses Product Transparency Declarations during the AAMA Summer Conference

Jun 9th, 2014

William Freeman, technical consultant to the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), discussed the institutes alternative to Health Product Declarations (HPDs), during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Summer Conference held June 1-4, in Indianapolis. Freeman explained why RFCI created Product Transparency Declarations (PTDs) and how they differ from HPDs.

AAMA Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

Jun 5th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced the recipients of its six scholarships this week at the 2014 AAMA Summer Conference. Ten partner scholarships were also announced. “We are extremely proud of this year’s group of AAMA scholarship winners,” says Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO. “This next generation of leaders shows a bright future for the industry. We are [...]

AAMA Releases Document Detailing Organic Coatings Testing

Jun 2nd, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. This new document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for doors, windows and similar products, as defined and specified in AAMA 309-04. “Although this new document is similar [...]

Brenden to Retire from AAMA

May 13th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced that Ken Brenden, technical services director, has decided to retire, effective May 22. According to a statement from the organization, “Ken has been an integral part of the association for eight years, and his contributions were enormous and essential to the value that AAMA offers to its members. [...]

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 [...]