Press Release Summary:
AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. Covering performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements, program includes coursework that can be used to train new hires or provide further education, instruction, and training to employees. Online courses are available for Certified FenestrationMaster and Certified FenestrationAssociate credentials.
Original Press Release:
AAMA Offers New Education and Training Courses on Industry Topics
Schaumburg, Ill. - Coursework is now available through the AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program, which was launched last year by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). This nationwide program is targeted to professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. The FenestrationMasters(TM) program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards.
The coursework can be used for the purpose of training new hires, as an introduction to the fenestration industry or to provide further education, instruction and training to current employees. The broad scope of the coursework provides an introduction to the industry, as well as an education in a range of topics affecting the commercial and residential building products market segments.
Rich Walker, AAMA's president and CEO, states, "Additional education and certification is an effective way to ensure that employees are well-trained and knowledgeable, which puts companies in a strong position to compete for business by offering customers the benefit of a well-trained staff with a broad knowledge base."
The program coursework covers a wide range of subjects, including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements. Coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com, which is owned and operated by the National Glass Association. The online education format allows professionals to complete the coursework at their own pace and convenience, simply through access to any computer with an Internet connection. There are two different credentials available through the program:
Descriptions for currently available courses within levels 1 and 2 are outlined below.
The evolution of window and door standards and code references and introduces AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (the jointly published industry standard that is applicable for use in testing and rating fenestration products)
Basic performance requirements outlined in AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights and performance considerations, including structural loading, water penetration and air infiltration
Testing requirements for windows, including minimum test sizes and other special and optional test requirements
The framing materials requirements dictated by AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights, as well as performance requirements for exterior side-hinged doors
The importance of product certification and the role that certification plays in verifying quality and performance
The uses and functionality of glass in commercial buildings, as well as manufacturing and fabrication processes for different types of glass and the applications for these products
Various kinds of fabricated glass solutions to enhance basic glass performance, including insulating units, safety glass and fire-rated glass, as well as methods of measuring and evaluating glass performance in order to make informed glass choices
This course was developed as part of the InstallationMasters(TM) curriculum, and covers design considerations for both windows and doors.
This course was developed as part of the InstallationMasters curriculum, and covers all types of windows.
This course was developed as part of the InstallationMasters curriculum, and covers hinged glass doors, dual action hinged glass doors and sliding glass doors.
Comparison of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights to the field testing documents (AAMA 502, 503 and 511) to define the appropriate water test pressure, test durations and water application necessary for a successful forensic water test
Evaluation of case studies, as well as procedural information on recreating the leak during a forensic water test
Please contact Angela Dickson AAMA marketing manager, for more information regarding the FenestrationMasters program, or visit www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found at www.aamanet.org.
AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification,
and educational programs for the fenestration industrySM.
Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
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