Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

FenestrationAssociate Round 4: Codes and More

Feb 8th, 2016

A big move to a new, big office — and two weeks of big problems with e-mail and Internet access. A week in Las Vegas for the International Builders’ Show. A massive snowstorm that paralyzed the Washington, D.C., region for a few days. Two issues of the magazine that had to wrap up in about two weeks. That was […]

AAMA Promotes Two Staffers, Hires Former Intern

Feb 8th, 2016

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)  has promoted Lori Benshoof to senior coordinator for web services and Tamara Davis to certification services coordinator. Additionally, former intern Emily Joswiak is now the association’s office assistant. Davis has been with AAMA since June 2012; Benshoof joined in November 2005. Joswiak, whose internship with AAMA began in January 2015, will work […]

AAMA Updates its PVC Specs

Jan 22nd, 2016

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying requirements of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. The previous edition was published in 2008. Timothy McGlinchy (GED Integrated Solutions), chair of the VMC Document Management Committee, and Mark Ammer, (Chelsea Building Products) vice chair, led […]

FenestrationAssociate Round 3: Sealants, Hardware and More

Dec 28th, 2015

It might be the hectic holiday season, but that hasn’t slowed down my quest to earn a FenestrationAssociate certificate. Earlier this month, I wrote about my first dive into the professional certification program. A couple of weeks ago, I updated you on Round 2. I’ve moved on to the third group of courses. Here, the focus is on hardware, weatherstripping, […]

FenestrationAssociate Round 2: Aluminum, Vinyl and More

Dec 15th, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my first dive into the FenestrationAssociate coursework. Group 1 was pretty challenging. It covered window selection, glass, performance standards for doors and windows, and special challenges such as sound abatement, wind-borne debris and blast mitigation. Group 2 was shorter, but still interesting. It covered the performance characteristics of aluminum, […]

AAMA Updates Procedural Guide for Manufactured Homes

Dec 15th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has revised and updated the procedural guide for certification of doors and windows in manufactured homes. AAMA 104-15, Procedural Guide for Certification of Manufactured Home Fenestration Products: Windows/Sliding Doors, Emergency Exit Windows and Devices, Swinging Exterior Passage Doors, lays out the process for certifying these products through the AAMA […]

AAMA Adds New Staff

Dec 8th, 2015

In addition to recently naming Diana Hanson its new regulatory affairs manager, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced three other appointments. AAMA added Michelle Gaynes as education coordinator, Lorraine Zimak as association services assistant and Julia Carlucci as technical standards assistant. “These new appointments were made as part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add […]

Never Stop Learning: The Road to a FenestrationAssociate Certificate

Dec 3rd, 2015

Has it been a year already? Wow. Time flies when you’re working hard, learning a lot and having fun. I joined DWM in December 2014. Since that time, I’ve traveled all over North America, and I’ve met some great people. I’ve also learned what “fenestration” means. That’s right — in 27 years as a professional editor and […]

AAMA is New Inspection Agency for ‘Alaska Tough’ Program

Nov 11th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will serve as an Inspection Agency (IA) for residential windows with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC). The center, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, facilitates the development, use and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy and cost-effective building technologies for the world’s polar regions. AAMA is the first addition to CCHRC’s […]

AAMA, World Vision Fill 500 Backpacks for Children in Need

Nov 2nd, 2015

Volunteers at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015 National Fall Conference in Cambridge, Md., filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at seven Title I elementary schools on Maryland’s eastern shore. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. After including notes of encouragement for the current academic […]