Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

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 [...]

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Could Soon Be Up for Senate Vote

Sep 3rd, 2013


Proponents say it will spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the commercial, residential and industrial sectors of our economy, save consumers and taxpayers money through lowered energy consumption and help create jobs while making our country more energy independent and environmentally friendly. There’s a lot to potentially like about the Energy Savings and [...]

AAMA Updates Specification for Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Doors

Aug 30th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines the ability of a side-hinged door system to remain operable following the application of a vertical load along the lock stile of the door leaf. Through the life of a side-hinged door system, [...]

EPA’s Most Efficient Program to Remain Unchanged

Aug 26th, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder webinar last week to discuss the proposed recognition criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 in which Doug Anderson, EPA, windows, proposed to maintain the current requirements in place. “Really, this has only been in place just a few months,” says Anderson. “I think our focus for [...]

AAMA Publishes Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Reflective Finishes

Aug 22nd, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 643-13, “Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Reflective Finishes,” which describes the test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber-reinforced thermoset or wood profiles for doors, windows, wall panels and similar products. Advances in coatings technologies for architectural products have provided the opportunity to expand the use [...]

AAMA Contests Offer Chance to Save on Courses, Exams

Aug 8th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on both Twitter and LinkedIn every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EST from August 7 through September 4. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters™ program — the industry resource for comprehensive professional education and certification. Each Wednesday, one quiz question will be [...]

Construction Unemployment Dips 0.7 Percent in July Despite 6,000 Job Losses

Aug 5th, 2013

Despite the loss of 6,000 jobs, the nation’s construction industry unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent in July on a non-seasonally adjusted rate, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s August 2 employment report. That number is down from 9.8 percent in June and well below the 12.3 percent from the same time last year. Overall, [...]

AAMA Streamlines BIM Process for Fenestration Industry with New Specification

Aug 1st, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released AAMA 912-13, Voluntary Specification for Non-Residential Fenestration Building Information Modeling (BIM), which identifies and outlines minimum requirements for two widely-used model types — design intent (DI) models and project execution and coordination (PEC) models — and is intended to be referenced in other industry standards, contract documents, proposals [...]

AAMA Releases Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing

Jul 30th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated standard that establishes minimum performance requirements for self-adhering flashing surrounding exterior wall fenestration products. AAMA 711-13, Voluntary Specification for Self Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products also provides a method to determine the minimum width of the flashing products and to [...]

FenestrationMasters Certification Exams Now Available

Jul 16th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced the availability of certification exams for the association’s FenestrationMasters™ program, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the door, window, skylight, curtainwall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. FenestrationMaster™ (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate™ (entry-level) students who have successfully completed the required coursework can take the certification exam [...]