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AAMA addresses residential translucent sloped glazing.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 03, 2007 - Released by AAMA, technical specification AAMA 2001-07 helps to address lack of specific detailed definitions and requirements for glazing systems in model building codes. Residential translucent sloped glazing systems are used to add thermal efficiency and enhance natural lighting in homes. Document specifies recommended minimum performance criteria and communicates minimum design criteria for various structural loads and other code requirements.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Releases Document Addressing Residential Translucent Sloped Glazing

Press release date: Aug 16, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Technical specification AAMA 2001-07 has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to John Lewis, AAMA technical director, this new seven-page document titled Voluntary Specifications for Residential Translucent Sloped Glazing Systems helps to address a lack of specific detailed definitions and requirements for these glazing systems in the model building codes.

"Residential translucent sloped glazing systems are used to add improved thermal efficiency and enhance natural lighting into homes. The lack of definitive standards and code requirements for these systems has created confusion in the construction community," explains Lewis. "As a result, both code officials and industry members are struggling and inadvertently applying unrelated code definitions and requirements."

"This new AAMA standard provides much-needed clarity by defining these systems and their components; specifying recommended minimum performance criteria; and communicating minimum design criteria for various structural loads and other code requirements," says Lewis.

The Voluntary Specifications for Residential Translucent Sloped Glazing Systems is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $16.00 for non-members and $8.00 for members.

For copies of AAMA 2001-07, 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.

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