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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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AAMA Revises Guidelines for Color Measurement Requirements

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association adds guidelines for describing the requirements of color measurement. The AAMA CMR-1-18 is a resource to identify six parameters that are specified for properly measuring and comparing color. AAMA updates the document to accommodate changes made to measurement averaging and color difference equations.

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AAMA InstallationMasters Program Focuses on New Construction Applications

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association plans instructor training classes for new segment of InstallationMasters program. The program focuses on new construction applications. The training will be conducted during April 8-11 and Sept. 9-12. The InstallationMasters Replacement programs aimed on replacement and retrofit applications. The programs address water management, installation...

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AAMA Appoints Kathy Krafka-Harkema as Its Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hired Kathy Krafka-Harkema as Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager effective Jan. 14. Kathy will oversees the efforts of AAMA code consultants, coordinates possible AAMA interactions with International Code Council and state agencies like Florida, Texas and California. She will develop social media posts, industry media articles and columns...

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AAMA Updates Standard Heat Build-Up Evaluation Test Methods

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association made changes to the document on ‘Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products’. The changes in the document include aligning section 7.3.2.1 to ASTM D4803 and the D4803 is also referenced in AAMA 303 (Voluntary Specification for Rigid PVC Exterior Profiles). The document describes standardized test...

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AAMA Introduces Latest Standards for Side-Hinged Door Systems

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association releases AAMA 1304-18- Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems document. This document provides description about standard test methods and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in locked position for resisting entry under specified load and conditions. The AAMA 1304-18 document...

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AAMA Announces Its New Technical Director Steven Saffell

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association appoints Steven Saffell as technical director effective from Aug. 13. He is a tapestry of architectural firm work, modular home design and manufactured housing. Steffell will be performing the technical operations that include standards, product certification and codes and regulatory affairs. He is experienced in managing technical teams,...

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UL/CLEB Conducts a Workshop to Explain Manufacturers About Canadian Codes and CSA A440S1-17 at AAMA 2018 Conference

At AAMA 2018 summer conference, UL/CLEB reviewed Canadian building codes and CSA A440S1-17, including codes for building envelopes and fenestration. During the workshop it was explained that in the U.S., the codes are divided by usage like commercial or residential, or even by occupancy instead of size as they are in Canada. UL/CLEB also explained how the Canadian supplement affects manufacturers...

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AAMA Updates Southeast Region White Paper about Water Penetration

American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a white paper explaining about the water penetration in hurricane conditions. This offers information for homeowners, distributors, builders and insurance adjusters about the water penetration during severe wind-driven rain storms. The updated white paper explains about potential sources of leaks, comments about significance of proper...

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