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AAMA releases courses on fenestration components.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 05, 2013 - AAMA recently released education courses on hardware, weatherstrip, and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of association’s FenestrationMasters® program. Group 1 courses cover product types and design considerations; window, door, and skylight performance standards; proper glass selection; and specialty performance considerations, while Group 2 courses cover profile performance and material considerations, as well as coatings and finishes.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Releases Courses on Fenestration Components

Press release date: Mar 28, 2013

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released education courses on hardware, weatherstrip and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of the association’s FenestrationMasters® program. This is the third group of FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA.

“With this new group of courses, AAMA is continuing its objective of offering education that is comprehensive and specific to the fenestration industry,” says Angela Dickson, AAMA's marketing manager. “The FenestrationMasters program helps companies distinguish their business from the competition and allows industry professionals to acquire the latest information in industry standards and practice -- all through the convenience of online courses.”

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.

AAMA is planning to release Group 4 (codes and energy) and Group 5 (installation and field testing/forensic evaluation) in April, and Group 6 (architectural fenestration) in May. For a full course listing, visit 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
-- FenestrationAssociate with three years 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. For questions regarding the FenestrationMasters program, visit 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.

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

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