Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Addresses Condensation in New Document

Sep 1st, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a document addressing causes and technical issues related to condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products, comparing the tools available for rating systems for condensation resistance. “This new AAMA document was developed to provide a single reference source on the three common condensation rating systems for the […]

AAMA Updates Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components

Aug 19th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document specifying requirements for corrosion-resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in door, window and skylight applications. The document previously was updated in 2012. According to Jeff Dorsch  of AmesburyTruth, chair of the AAMA 907 Update Task Group, “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings […]

MI Windows’ QMS Exceeds AAMA Certification Requirements

Aug 18th, 2015

MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) reports that it is now using a Quality Management System (QMS) that exceeds the recently announced American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) 103-15 procedural certification program. According to the company, manufacturers must exhibit a comprehensive and stringent quality management program in each of their manufacturing facilities to be accepted into the program. […]

AAMA Updates Exterior Wall Test Methods

Aug 7th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests are also included. AAMA 501-15, Methods of Test for Exterior Walls, is intended to […]

AAMA Contest Offers Discounts Toward FenestrationMasters

Aug 4th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest that could save participants lots of money on professional certifications. The contest will run on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Monday and Wednesday, respectively, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9, as well as during the GlassBuild America show (Sept. 16-18 in Atlanta). The […]

AAMA Summer Conference: Sustainability, Green Building and More

Jul 7th, 2015

Mic Patterson addresses the AAMA Summer Conference in Seattle.

Speakers and presenters offered insights into the future of sustainability in the building industry at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2015 Summer Conference, held June 28-July 1 in Seattle. Author and researcher Mic Patterson delivered the conference’s keynote address. He reviewed the recent evolution in façade technology and applications. He also identified current and emerging […]

AAMA Hands Out Seven Scholarships

Jun 30th, 2015

For the 15th consecutive year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has awarded scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing degrees in engineering or technical fields related to the building-products industries. The scholarship winners were announced during the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, which is currently underway in Seattle. Nine partner […]

AAMA Updates its Aluminum Finishes Documents

Jun 25th, 2015

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes. AAMA 612-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements, and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum) and AAMA 2603-15 (Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions […]

AAMA Updates Sealing Specifications

Jun 18th, 2015

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The specification regarding water-resistant seals used in renovations is getting a renovation of its own. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying performance requirements for liquid applied flashing used to provide seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes doors and windows. The spec, named AAMA 714-15, was […]

Today is the AAMA Conference Early Registration Deadline

Jun 4th, 2015

Early  registration for the upcoming American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015National Summer Conference, to be held June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, will close  today. AAMA members can receive a discount by registering online, and spouses may attend the conference free of charge with a paid participant registration. The AAMA Western Region Summer […]