Codes and standards
Feb. 8, 2013–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 76th Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision makers, Feb. 24 to 27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon located in Tucson, Ariz. The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of Innovation is Everybody's Business, who will discuss tools and strategies that can help managers and their employees hone their ability to identify opportunities for success, take initiative and develop unconventional solutions.
Jan. 22, 2013 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association have jointly released the December 2012 update to the 2011/2012 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2011 and forecast data for 2012 through 2015 are also included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of December 2012.
Jan. 3, 2013 -- AAMA 513-12, "Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of CW and AW Class Operable Windows, Sliding Glass Doors and Terrace Doors in Accessible Spaces" was recently released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.
Dec. 6, 2012 -- AAMA 520-12, "Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights" has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. The specification provides an optional rating of the ability of fenestration products to resist severe wind-driven rain.
Oct. 12, 2012 – Keynote speaker Thom Singer will discuss networking strategies and the importance of forming long-term business relationships during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, to be held in Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 14 to 17.
Sept. 14, 2012 — The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Window and Door Manufacturers Association have jointly released an August 2012 update to the "2011/2012 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast."
August 24, 2012 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently launched a new platform for FenestrationMasters. All FenestrationMasters courses will now be available from the association’s website to provide faster updates to courses and direct customer service.
Jan. 2, 2012 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has revised two specifications related to secondary storm products: AAMA 1002-11, "Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors," and AAMA 1102-11, "Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors."
NEWS HIGHLIGHT AAMA updates storm door standards The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has revised two specifications related to secondary storm products: AAMA 1002-11, "Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors," and AAMA 1102-11, "Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors."
Feb. 2, 2011 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has made additional glass-related documents available on it's website that is jointly managed with the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA).
NEWS HIGHLIGHT AAMA releases glass-related documents The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has made additional glass-related documents available on its website that is jointly managed with the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA).
Oct. 4, 2010 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 2400-10, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Open Stud Frame Construction for Low Wind/Water Exposure. The document details the installation of windows in new construction for detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above-grade in height with a separate means of egress.
Sept. 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.
There’s no question replacement windows are a big market. In fact, it may be equal to or even greater than the market for new housing. It’s certainly more stable.
Dec. 21, 2009 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released eight documents that have been reviewed and editorially updated. The revised documents have been updated with the 2009 year designator along with a note on the cover stating "editorially revised."
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