The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held August 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Forrest Masters (University of South Florida) will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber (AAMA 520), installation testing and shingle/tile impacts. Dr. Masters also will provide a presentation on the requirements for design pressure, as well as other new proposals that will be of interest to industry professionals.

After touring the lab, the group will adjourn to the main University of Florida campus for lunch and presentations by Dr. Masters. The initial discussions of the findings from the Precipitation Imaging Probe (PIP) will be discussed, as well as preliminary discussions on additional research projects.

The Friday agenda will cover a variety of topics including ASCE 7-10, the Gulf oil spill, IBHS simulation report, AAMA/FMA testing update, Florida Department of Community Affairs and an update on AAMA activities at the national level. In addition, the Southeast AAMA Technical Committee will discuss issues related to questions raised by AAMA Accredited Laboratories regarding the new AAMA 520 standard, Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. The deadline for hotel reservations is July 14. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.

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