Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Announces Scholarship Award Winners

Jun 13th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced its annual scholarship recipients during the 2013 AAMA Summer Conference that was held June 9-12, in Rosemont, Ill. Seven children of employees of AAMA member companies pursuing college degrees related to the building products industry were selected for the one-time award of $2,000. The recipient of the AAMA [...]

AAMA Holds Summer Conference

Jun 11th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is holding its Summer Conference this week in Rosemont, Ill. Yesterday, Stephen Gold, president and CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), delivered a keynote presentation on the recovery of the U.S. manufacturing industry. Also speaking at the conference was Dr. Tom Gloria, the managing director [...]

AAMA Releases Document on Recommended Static Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressures

Jun 4th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently published a document that recommends static water penetration resistance test pressures for non-hurricane-prone U.S. regions. AAMA TIR A13-13, Recommended Static Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressures in Non-Hurricane-Prone Regions of the United States, was prepared for those who require information on maximum static pressures used during testing of products’ resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, when such tests are conducted as [...]

AAMA Releases Fenestration Product Installation and Field Testing Courses

Jun 3rd, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released education courses on residential and commercial installation, field testing/forensic evaluation and fenestration anchorage, the fifth group in its FenestrationMasters® program. “FenestrationMasters thus far has provided a broad range of information on assembled products and their requirements then went deeper into the details of components and on to building and energy codes,” says Dean [...]

AAMA Releases Codes and Energy Courses

May 14th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released educational courses focusing on code requirements, energy efficiency and thermal performance, as well as skylights and daylighting as part of its FenestrationsMasters® program, making it the fourth group of courses the association has released. “While the coursework up to Group 4 has focused on the performance of [...]

AAMA Names Honorary Member

May 7th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to award Dave Webster, former president and CEO of Kinro Inc., with Honorary Membership status. The distinction is recommended for an individual who has shown exceptional dedication to AAMA, made considerable contributions to achieving the association’s objectives, held multiple leadership positions and/or [...]

AAMA Announces Extension of NAFS Certification

May 2nd, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced the release of an interim procedural guide that will provide a documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) for a period of two years for products that have had [...]

AAMA Releases Multipoint Locking Hardware Standard for Side-Hinged Doors

Apr 25th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently published a North America standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware, establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability of multi-point locking door hardware. “As the [...]

ICC Approves Proposal Regarding Dynamic Glazing in Residential Applications

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continues this week in Dallas, and today the committee approved a proposal regarding dynamic glazing. Proposal CE161, part 2, introduced by Dr. Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics, proposed that the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), R402.3.2 (N1102.3.2) be revised to include dynamic glazing. “Dynamic glazing shall be permitted [...]

ICC Disapproves Proposals Regarding Overhangs

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee disapproved two proposals related to overhangs. RE66 was proposed by Don Surrena, CBO, representing National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and his proposal would have added the following language to R402.3.3 (IRC N1102.3.3): In Climate Zones 1 through [...]