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AAMA released an updated document using ASTM test methods.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released updated document methods to qualify windows, doors and skylights as "impact resistant." AAMA 506-16, "Voluntary Specifications last updated in 2011, provides details regarding the rating of windows, doors and skylights for impact and pressure cycle testing. Released version has been updated to reference the most current ASTM...

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AAMA Course covers fundamentals of fenestration.

AAMA's Fundamentals of Fenestration" provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors, and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. Online course is designed for use by several audiences, including professionals new to the industry, experienced professionals, and homeowners. Upon completion of course,...

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Schedule of Events for 2011 Conference announced by AAMA.

AAMA's 74th Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision makers will take place February 20-23 in Coronado, CA and feature keynote speech addressing changing workforce. Also convening at this conference, AAMA Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group will review recommended guidelines regarding how to manage development of AAMA Green Products Certification...

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Announcing the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization with the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). After a July 2019 vote by both bodies to unify, the two organizations have come together as of Jan. 1, 2020. FGIA Vision and Mission The AAMA and IGMA Boards of...

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AAMA Updates Procedure for Structural Integrity of Window and Door Products

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updates document providing standardized comparative analysis procedure for determining the structural integrity of window and door products. The content includes guidance for unit sizes smaller and larger than those tested as well as deflection and stress limits established by industry standards. These changes increase the applications where...

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AAMA Updated Specification for Adhesive Systems

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updates standard for adhesive systems designed to attach simulated divided lite (SDL) bars to glass. SDL bars are sometimes also known as non-structural decorative muntin bars. As per the specification, the adhesive system is to remain uncompromised both at installation time and through a range of weathering conditions. This voluntary...

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AAMA and IGMA Announce Unification With a New Name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). AAMA and IGMA announced unification, with the goal of creating a new organization that can better serve the North American fenestration...

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UL/CLEB Discusses About Confirmatory Tests, Lab Tests, Anchor and Fastener Testing at Seminar on Building Guard Standards

Principal engineer Robert Jutras hosted a seminar "The Canadian CSA A500 Building Guards Standard Explained." Jutras discussed Part 5 of the standard, covering confirmatory tests, lab tests, anchor and fastener testing, penetration cone testing, markings and in-situ testing. Jutras explained about rigidity and resistance under different loading conditions.  

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AAMA Launches Exterior Shading Devices Suitable to Reduce Solar Heat Gain and Add Elements of Visual Interest

AAMA consider for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices. Includes interior light shelves, window wells but are not limited to, impact loading on exterior shading devices, combined loading, new construction/renovation, window washing.  Also offers design considerations for manufacturers, architects and other members...

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AAMA Represents the Interests of Its Members and the Industry at Public Comment Hearings

AAMA represented its members, working with other industry groups and interested individuals to take positive action on behalf of the fenestration industry. The fenestration is focused on Skylight and tubular daylighting device-related, Commercial energy and Residential energy proposals as highlights highlights from Committee Action Hearings. The committee has approved the AAMA proposal as...

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AAMA Announces New Chairman of Board of Directors and Executive Director

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced Donnie Hunter as the new chairman of AAMA board of directors during 82nd annual conference in February. Hunter will serve for the following two-year term after Chairman Mike DeSoto. Janice Yglesias was named as executive director of the association. He has been serving AAMA for 20 years and recently served executive vice president.

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