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AAMA addresses acoustical ratings of fenestration products.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 03, 2007 - First published in 1997, AAMA 1801-07 technical specification establishes acoustical rating of windows, doors, storefront, and curtain walls based on ASTM standards and test methods. Updated version includes minimum test size requirements of side-hinged doors, sliding doors, and double side-hinged doors per AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440. Test specimen size for curtain wall, storefront, and all site built construction was changed to be in accordance with AAMA 1503 and NFRC 100.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Updates Document Addressing Acoustical Ratings of Fenestration Products

Press release date: Aug 10, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - AAMA 1801-07, a technical specification for establishing the acoustical rating of windows, doors, storefront and curtain walls based on ASTM standards and test methods, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to John Lewis, AAMA technical director, the revamped six-page document, first published in 1997 and titled Voluntary Specification for the Acoustical Rating of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections, includes several updates.

"In addition to various editorial changes, the most significant changes were the addition of minimum test size requirements of side-hinged doors, sliding doors and double side-hinged doors per AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440. The measurement of the latching force was also added to ensure acceptable performance of the unit before being tested for acoustical performance," according to Lewis.

The test specimen size for curtain wall, storefront and all site built construction was changed to be in accordance with AAMA 1503 and NFRC 100.

The Voluntary Specification for the Acoustical Rating of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $12.00 for non-members and $6.00 for members.

For copies of AAMA 1801-07, visit the AAMA Online Publication Store; call 847-303-5664; or write the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 1827 Walden Office Square, Suite 550, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.SM

Angela Dickson, Senior Coordinator of Communications, AAMA E-mail: adickson@aamanet.org 847-303-5859 Ext. 224