Posts Tagged ‘ AAMA ’

AAMA Updates Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Profiles Document

Apr 23rd, 2015

For the first time since 2011, fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles are getting updated standards. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has put out an updated document establishing performance requirements for the profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements […]

AAMA Updates Architecturally Finished Aluminum Documents

Mar 24th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two aluminum-specific documents—the combined AAMA 609/610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, “Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site.” AAMA 609/610-15 spells out methods, equipment and materials applicable for cleaning architecturally finished aluminum after construction and for subsequent periodic […]

AAMA Updates Sound Control Document

Mar 10th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document about sound control for fenestration products that provides clear guidance for anyone from window designers working with architects to sales teams trying to meet customers’ needs. AAMA TIR-A1 has detailed technical information for reducing sound transmission through residential and commercial building envelopes. New definitions were […]

Becoming a Master

Mar 2nd, 2015

I had a dream—a dream to become a master. It all started in 2013 during a meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). I heard AAMA staff talk about its FenestrationMasters program, in which an individual with at least six years of experience in the industry could go through the extensive coursework. Participants have […]

DWM February Newscast: On Location in Florida

Feb 26th, 2015

In the February DWM newscast, editors take a look at the latest news regarding life cycle analysis reported at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference last week. DWM editor Trey Barrineau also visited two door and window companies – one in Fort Lauderdale and the other in Miami. Find out what’s new in […]

Websites and Windows get Attention at Industry Conference

Feb 19th, 2015

Jim Snyder, a Memphis-based window replacement specialist, urged AAMA members to keep future replacement needs in mind when designing new-construction windows.

The second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., featured a wide range of meetings and discussions about the fenestration industry. At the AAMA marketing forum, members discussed various ways to get more publicity for the organization’s conferences. One suggestion was to beef up the descriptions of the companies […]

Numbers Up All Around at Association Meeting; European Standards Discussed

Feb 19th, 2015


The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual conference on Wednesday, and the consensus seems to be that numbers are up on a variety of fronts. In its opening general session earlier in the week, the association reported that it has gained 34 new members since its fall 2014 meeting. Thirty-one new documents […]

Members at “Best Attended Meeting” Work Hard in Florida

Feb 17th, 2015

Kim Flanary, right, receives award from Steve Fronek.

When the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) marketing steering committee met Monday morning during the association’s annual conference, AAMA’s Angela Dickson reported that “this is one of the best-attended conferences in a long time.” The challenge, however, is recruiting more marketing representatives from member companies to start attending meetings. The group lost two extremely active […]

ISC Employees Receive Fenestration Education

Feb 6th, 2015

One company is working hard to ensure its employees are masters at their trade. Tom Dlugosh, Victor Germakian, Jim Dickensheets, Joe Horning, Walter Horning, Brad Horning, Donny Dupuis, Beau Jasmer, Mark Wolonsky, Jim Bassett and Tom Miner at Industrial Sales Corporation (ISC) have completed the FenestrationMaster coursework, elevating their expertise in fenestration. The program, administered […]

AAMA Updates Specification for Wood Lamination and Cellulosic Composite Materials

Dec 11th, 2014

For the first time since 2005, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” “This document provides guidelines and important criteria for AAMA members involved with the lamination of wood and cellulosic composite […]