Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to […]

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to […]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

Mark Silverberg

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related […]

AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

Apr 1st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, “Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing” establishes minimum performance criteria to allow the user to evaluate and select mechanically attached flexible flashing products intended for use around the exterior perimeter of fenestration products. As a basic component for integrating a fenestration product with a building’s water resistant barrier (WRB), appropriate material […]

AAMA Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer

Mar 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936,” says Andrea Rhodes, AAMA technical operations supervisor. “Since that time, the […]

Codes, Standards and Energy Regs Coming Down the Pipeline

Feb 24th, 2014

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) met last week in Orlando, the Code, Action and Regulatory Affairs Committees briefed attendees on a wide variety of codes and standards that could have a far reaching effect, if put into place. Following are a sampling of some of those items, as well as some funding […]

AAMA Ratifies 2014 Board

Feb 20th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) ratified its 2014 board of directors this week during its 77th annual conference. The latest appointments include Marg Webb, executive director of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), to fill the affiliated association seat, plus Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear to fill seats as residential representatives. Webb fills the seat formerly held […]

AAMA Builds Membership; Tackles Many Topics at Annual Meeting

Feb 18th, 2014

Two heads are better than one: AAMA members discuss their views on a topic assigned to them during the general session. The goal is for AAMA staff to gain member feedback on a variety of issues.

The fact that the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has 22 new members is yet another example that the industry is experiencing growth. The association is meeting this week in Orlando and this is just one of the many successes it highlighted during its general membership meeting yesterday. AAMA president and CEO Richard Walker also […]

AAMA Updates Acoustical Rating Specification

Jan 30th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published an updated standard for acoustical performance. AAMA 1801-13, Voluntary Specification for the Acoustical Rating of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Glazed Wall Sections, describes the use of sound transmission loss test data to calculate Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings. As with any performance parameter, a uniform measurement […]

AAMA Updates Cellulosic Composite Profile Standards

Jan 27th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published two updated standards for rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles. AAMA 309 provides a means for classifying them, and AAMA 311 establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13, Standard Specification for Classification of Rigid Thermoplastic/Cellulosic Composite Materials, spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties: resin type, percent cellulose content, specific gravity, impact resistance, flexural modulus, […]