Posts Tagged ‘ FenestrationAssociate ’

FenestrationAssociate Round 5: I’m Almost Done

Feb 10th, 2016

I’ve completed the coursework for my FenestrationAssociate professional certification. Now, all I have to do is pass the test. I recently wrapped up the fifth and final round of study. It covered installation practices, field testing and forensic evaluation of door and window products, and fenestration anchorage. I’m scheduled to take the exam next week at the American Architectural […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

Aug 15th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz […]