Posts Tagged ‘ Standards ’

PVC MACT Release Delayed until September 2025

Aug 19th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the release of the PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards establishing emission limits and work practices at PVC production facilities. While the release has been delayed multiple times, the most recent one is for a much longer period of time as the final rule won’t be […]

FGIA Speaker Outlines Commercial and Residential Design Trends

Mar 22nd, 2021

Jumbo glass and energy efficiency continue to be growing design trends, but the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up other aspects of design. To discuss these trends, John Petersen, director of sustainable design and building innovation with MJM Architects, presented a seminar titled, “Inspired Design Trends for Commercial and Residential Construction,” during the Fenestration and Glazing […]

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 […]

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Oct 22nd, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global reach of ASTM. As part of the new branding, ASTM has created a new purpose […]

AAMA Releases Updated Cycling Specification for Side-Hinged Exterior Doors

Jun 30th, 2011

AAMA 920-11, Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems, has been revised and re-published by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). AAMA 920-11 establishes a standard test method and set of performance criteria for side-hinged exterior door systems and their associated hardware under accelerated operating conditions. This test method is not intended […]

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