Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

Are Green Building Codes ‘A Food Label For a Building’?

Oct 20th, 2015

Aaron Smith, the director of sustainable building solutions with ASSA ABLOY, gave a presentation entitled “Opening the Door to Transparency – LEED v4, EPDS and HPDS.”

The growing importance of transparency in the manufacturing process for doors and windows was a big focus of the second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference in Cambridge, Md., on Tuesday. Aaron Smith, the director of sustainable building solutions with ASSA ABLOY, gave a presentation titled “Opening the Door to Transparency […]

Demography is Destiny, Says AAMA Keynote Speaker

Oct 20th, 2015

Ken Gronbach, the keynote speaker for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference, wants you to stop worrying about the future. Or at least, not worry so much. “We’re going into a future of profound change,” he said. “It’s coming from people, and it’s coming from demographics.” Gronbach, a demographer, futurist and author who […]

AAMA Adds Hanson as Regulatory Affairs Manager

Oct 15th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has named Diana Hanson its new regulatory affairs manager. Hanson comes to AAMA with association experience as a founding member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). While with NADRA, she presented at International Code Council hearings, which will aid her in her codes-related work for AAMA. Hanson also […]

IGMA Hashes Out Technical Committee Matters

Oct 9th, 2015

IGMA’s Fall Conference is underway this week in Denver.

Things continue to get technical this week in Denver. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Fall Conference commenced Wednesday with the Technical Services Committee, chaired by Jeff Haberer of Trulite Industries. One of the more controversial discussions surrounded the tolerances for IG Cavity Width Task Group, which held a closed meeting. The scope of the […]

AAMA Earns ANSI Accreditation

Sep 24th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announces that its air-water-structural product-certification program has been granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2012 “Conformity assessment — Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.” The scope of the accreditation includes Doors and Windows (91.050.60). Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that […]

AAMA to Rebrand FenestrationMasters Program

Sep 2nd, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is rebranding its FenestrationMasters program, which offers professional certification and education for those in the fenestration industry. Letter Designation AAMA has updated the certification letter designations to closer match their respective logos. The new letter designation for FenestrationMaster Professional Certification is FMPC. The new letter designation for FenestrationAssociate Professional Certification is FAPC. That’s a change […]

AAMA Addresses Condensation in New Document

Sep 1st, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a document addressing causes and technical issues related to condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products, comparing the tools available for rating systems for condensation resistance. “This new AAMA document was developed to provide a single reference source on the three common condensation rating systems for the […]

AAMA Updates Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components

Aug 19th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document specifying requirements for corrosion-resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in door, window and skylight applications. The document previously was updated in 2012. According to Jeff Dorsch  of AmesburyTruth, chair of the AAMA 907 Update Task Group, “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings […]

MI Windows’ QMS Exceeds AAMA Certification Requirements

Aug 18th, 2015

MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) reports that it is now using a Quality Management System (QMS) that exceeds the recently announced American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) 103-15 procedural certification program. According to the company, manufacturers must exhibit a comprehensive and stringent quality management program in each of their manufacturing facilities to be accepted into the program. […]

AAMA Updates Exterior Wall Test Methods

Aug 7th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests are also included. AAMA 501-15, Methods of Test for Exterior Walls, is intended to […]