Posts Tagged ‘ NAFS ’

Fenestration Canada Points Out Practicality in NAFS

Oct 14th, 2014

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What are building codes if not practical? In a recently-held Fenestration Canada webinar, Education Committee Chairman J.F. Kogovsek talked about the practicality of code applications and requirements. First discussed was how windows, doors and skylights must be designed, constructed and installed according to the National Building Code 2010. For all practical purposes, said fenestration must [...]

RDH Group Launches Blog “NAFS in Canada”

Sep 19th, 2014

The RDH Group started a new blog dedicated to the application of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in Canada. The blog is intended for Canadian architects, engineers and building officials. NAFS will address issues of interest to manufacturers of windows, doors and skylights in both Canada and the United States. The NAFS changes how [...]

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 [...]

Fenestration Canada to Hold Code and Compliance Informational Sessions

Aug 22nd, 2013

Significant changes to the Ontario Building Code and NAFS-08 are scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2014. All companies including door and window fabricators, sellers and renovators will be affected, according to a statement from Fenestration Canada. The association, in collaboration with major door supplier members, has scheduled a series of information seminars designed to [...]

Clarifying Differences in NAFS and Canadian Building Codes

Nov 30th, 2012

Fenestration Canada hosted a webinar this week in an attempt to educate everyone from building officials to architects about the various changes to the building codes. It was evident from the dozens of questions asked at the webinar’s conclusion that those involved are working to understand the various codes and how they differ from one [...]

What You Need to Know about 2011 NAFS

Jan 30th, 2012

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), along with the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), has just released the next edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, also known as the 2011 North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) for doors, windows and skylights. Already set to be referenced in the 2012 I-codes (the [...]