Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

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 […]

AAMA Welcomes Addition to Extended Family

May 2nd, 2014

Emilia "Mila" James Yglesias

According to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Janice Yglesias, AAMA’s association services director, and her husband Tony welcomed a baby girl on Friday, April 11. Emilia “Mila” James Yglesias arrived at 7:34 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. The baby and her parents are safely back at […]

AAMA Announces Keynote Speaker and New Phone App for Summer Conference

Apr 24th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced Dr. Elizabeth Watson will serve as keynote speaker for the associations’ Summer Conference, to be held in downtown Indianapolis, June 1-4. Watson will address the future of ADA principles and design. Additionally, AAMA will be introducing a new app, offering several optional events for attendees and announcing this year’s scholarship winners. In her presentation, […]

Registration Open for AAMA National Summer Conference

Apr 18th, 2014

Registration is now available for the AAMA National Summer Conference. The event will be held June 1-4, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Anyone interested may register by Wednesday, May 14 to receive the discounted early bird rate of $875. Download the registration form here. Additionally, May 14 is the deadline for hotel reservations and registration fee […]