Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

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 [...]

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

Sep 3rd, 2013

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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 [...]