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AAMA Courses focus on fenestration product installation, testing.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 07, 2013 - Education courses on commercial and residential installation, field testing/forensic evaluation, and fenestration anchorage have been released by AAMA as part of its FenestrationMasters® program. According to AAMA's Dean Lewis, this group of courses deals with actual use of products, including flashing and sealants. "While challenging," said Lewis,"many candidates will find this to be the most practical, useful, and interesting portion of the entire course of study."

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Releases Courses on Fenestration Product Installation and Field Testing

Press release date: Jun 03, 2013

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released education courses on commercial and residential installation, field testing/forensic evaluation and fenestration anchorage, as part of the association’s FenestrationMasters® program. This is the fifth group of FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA.

“FenestrationMasters thus far has provided a broad range of information on assembled products and their requirements then went deeper into the details of components and on to building and energy codes,” says Dean Lewis, AAMA's educational and technical information manager. “Group 5 now takes us to the point of the products’ actual use, covering flashing and sealants for installation, residential and commercial installation, anchorage, field testing and forensic evaluation. While challenging, many candidates will find this to be the most practical, useful and interesting portion of the entire course of study.”

Group 1 courses cover product types and design considerations, window, door and skylight performance standards, proper glass selection and specialty performance considerations (blast, impact, tornado and acoustics).
Group 2 courses cover profile performance and material considerations, as well as coatings and finishes.
Group 3 courses cover hardware, weatherstrip and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication.
Group 4 courses cover code requirements, energy efficiency and thermal performance, as well as skylights and daylighting.

AAMA is planning to release Group 6 (curtain wall systems and storefronts) in June. For a full course listing, visit www.aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters.

About FenestrationMasters
FenestrationMasters, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, was developed to help companies differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have pursued a well-rounded education in the fenestration industry.

There are two different credentials available through the program, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam: FenestrationMaster™ and FenestrationAssociate™. To qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification, no minimum education or experience is required.To qualify for the FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met:
• Four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years experience
• Six years fenestration product-related experience

More Information
FenestrationMasters courses can be purchased by group or by annual subscription through AAMA's Publication Store. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. AAMA members receive further reduced pricing. For questions regarding the FenestrationMasters program, visit www.aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters or contact fenestrationmasters@aamanet.org.

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, www.aamanet.org.

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

Media contacts:
Heather West, Heather West Public Relations
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Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org; 866-985-7510