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AAMA, IGMA and GANA launch glass documents website.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 30, 2010 - American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America, and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance have joined forces to create one-stop resource for all glass-related documents for fenestration. Documents featured on website encompass variety of categories, including Codes and Standards, Design and Fabrication, Voluntary Test Methods, Post Fabrication and Installation, Thermal Performance, and Care and Maintenance.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA, IGMA and GANA Launch Joint Glass Documents Website

Press release date: Sep 24, 2010

A new website has been created as a one-stop resource for all glass-related documents for fenestration and is accessible at www.glassdocs.com . The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have joined forces to create this resource featuring documents from all three organizations.

AAMA , IGMA and GANA are active in standards development and publications of manuals, technical bulletins, test methods and reports in North America. The documents featured on the joint website encompass all areas of glass for fenestration and are available within the following categories:
  • Codes & Standards
  • Design & Fabrication
  • Voluntary Test Methods
  • Post Fabrication & Installation
  • Thermal Performance
  • Care & Maintenance

    The three associations have joined forces to create this one-stop reference site for the benefit of the architectural and code communities in North America. This website is intended to provide the information needed in order to ensure both code compliance and good design.

    Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO stated, "AAMA has long made the development of standards and specifications a priority initiative as this furthers the goals of our members as well as the progress of our industry, and we're proud to be partnering with GANA and IGMA in efforts to make these documents even more accessible."

    "These documents covering all areas of glass for fenestration are valuable resources to professionals in the design and construction communities and making the work of our three associations available in one place will serve as a reference that is both informational as well as convenient," Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president added.

    Marg Webb, IGMA executive director stated, "Our standards, manuals and technical bulletins represent an enormous amount of work done in conjunction with industry professionals for the benefit of our industry. This joint website will work to the benefit of those who use our standards and brings together the work that our three associations have to offer."

    All three organizations will be updating the site on a continuous basis with document references as they become available.

    About AAMA
    Since 1936, AAMA has stood as a strong advocate for manufacturers and professionals in the fenestration industry with respect to product certification, standards development, education and training, legislative regulations and building and energy codes. AAMA is a material-neutral organization comprised of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers and their suppliers and test labs. These large and small companies are both residentially and commercially focused. AAMA standards are developed to solve critical issues in the industry. To learn more about AAMA, contact us at customerservice@aamanet.org, or visit the newly redesigned AAMA website at www.aamanet.org .

    About GANA
    The Glass Association of North America (GANA) provides services and member benefits for addressing the needs of a diverse and strong glass and glazing industry. Comprised of seven Divisions and four Committees, GANA provides the optimum environment for members to network with their peers, customers and suppliers that is conducive to developing strong, effective working relationships to achieve success. GANA provides members with premiere technical resources and strong educational programs through its divisional activities and its Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference, industry advocacy through its Glazing Industry Code Committee, energy code development through its Energy Committee, and networking opportunities through the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, Glass Week and Fall Conference. This unified voice created in the GANA environment is vital to insuring glass continues to be extensively used in construction, automotive and specialty applications. For more information, please visit www.glasswebsite.com .

    About IGMA
    IGMA, an ISO 9000 registered organization, was incorporated in October 2000 as a result of a merger between the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada (IGMAC) and the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA). IGMA represents certified Insulating Glass Manufacturers, their suppliers and associates plus window manufacturers, representatives from the architectural community, energy efficiency lobbies, code officials, and other parties interested in the design and long-term performance of insulating glass units.

    IGMA offers product certification for insulating glass units, education to the industry; we develop technical publications and guidelines for the manufacture of insulating glass units and engage in leading edge research to advance new technologies in the manufacture of insulating glass units. To learn more about IGMA visit www.igmaonline.org . For specific enquiries please contact igma@igmaonline.org.