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AAMA releases comparative analysis of windows and doors.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 01, 2008 - Released by AAMA, 18-page document titled Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products is suited for regions where it is desirable to document performance of each window and exterior door size to meet specific structural design pressure criteria. For window and door manufacturers, procedure provides uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions and specific design pressures for each size of fenestration product opening.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Releases Document Addressing Comparative Analysis of Windows and Doors

Press release date: Jan 25, 2008

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.-- AAMA 2502-07, a comparative analysis procedure for windows and doors, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to Ken Brenden, AAMA technical standards manager, the new 18-page document, titled Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products.

This comparative analysis procedure is especially suited for regions where it is desirable to document the performance of each window and exterior door size to meet specific structural design pressure criteria. For window and door manufacturers, the procedure provides a uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions and specific design pressures for each size of fenestration product opening, per Brenden.

"The newly created document includes sections providing direction on determining load distribution, load magnitude, section properties, bending moments, stress calculations, connections, deflections, lateral buckling and numerous graphics depicting the appropriate procedures and formulas," according to Brenden.

The Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products is available to members at a cost of $20 for download, $40 for paper copy and $45 for CD. Non-members may purchase the document at a cost of $40 for download, $80 for paper copy and $85 for CD. To order AAMA 2502-07, visit the AAMA Online Publication Store at www.aamanet.org ; 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 Email: adickson@aamanet.org 847-303-5859 Ext. 224