Posts Tagged ‘ American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) ’

FGIA Restructures Staff with Promotions and Added Positions

Jul 22nd, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced a restructuring of several staff positions to accommodate a growing organization focused on multiple facets of the industry, according to a press release. This restructuring includes the promotion of Kathy Krafka Harkema from U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager to the newly created position of U.S. technical […]

FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to retire in May

May 6th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the forthcoming retirement of FGIA Meetings Manager, Florence Nicolici, who will retire on May 31, 2021, after 36 years of service. “I am in awe of Florence’s expansive career,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director. “Her work ethic and commitment have consistently been an inspiration to […]

California Cracks Down on Consumer Privacy Regulations with CCPA

Dec 19th, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that passed in June 2018 will take effect January 1, 2020, and is set to have a significant impact on companies that do business in the golden state. “The CCPA is precedent-setting in the U.S. because it has far-reaching implications for data management and recordkeeping,” says Kathy […]

Fenestration Industry Optimistic of What Phase One Trade Deal with China Means

Dec 16th, 2019

Organizations in the fenestration industry are hopeful after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and China on what the government is calling the Phase One trade deal that may reduce current tariffs and canceled tariffs set to go into effect December 15. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement […]

Hurricane Window Performance and IG Workshop is a Focus at Recent Conference

Oct 9th, 2019

Members of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) presented at the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference on the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass (IG) unit performance, as well as how to wash and cut glass and how to conduct a frost point test. IGMA technical consultant Bill Lingnell led the presentation […]

AAMA Webinar Outlines Potential Changes to ICC 500

Sep 30th, 2019

Several proposed changes to ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters could be up for review this fall, including changes that could impact glazing requirements. These proposals were outlined during a webinar hosted by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) titled “ICC 500: Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters.” UL building science […]

AAMA Updates Standard for Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) Adhesive Systems

Sep 6th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard for adhesive systems designed to attach simulated divided lite (SDL) bars to glass. The “Voluntary Specification and Test Methods for Adhesives Used in Simulated Divided Lite Bars,” or AAMA 813-19, was originally released in 2011 to establish minimum performance criteria for adhesive systems used in […]

AAMA Updates One-Component Polyurethane Foam Frame Deflection Assessment Standard

Sep 4th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard that provides fenestration installation guidance. The “Voluntary Practice for Assessment of Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams for Air-Sealing Rough Openings of Fenestration Installations,” AAMA 812-19, was last updated in 2010. Previously, one-component polyurethane foams have sometimes been associated with frame deflection of […]

How Glass Fared During California’s Latest Quakes

Jul 22nd, 2019

A pair of major earthquakes shook Southern California this month, and DWM’s sister site, usglassmag.com, took a look at how buildings, and glass shops fared, in the weeks following the quakes, while also reviewing the current industry standards. According to Desert Sun, roads and buildings suffered the most damage, with glass blown out of some buildings […]

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