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January 29 AAMA Webinar to Cover Canadian Energy Codes, Regulations

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar on Canadian energy codes and regulations and their movement toward higher performance levels over the next decade. Jeff Baker, President of WESTLab Canada and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant, will present the current state of energy codes and regulations across Canada. He will also share proposed changes coming in the next ten years. Register now for “Canadian Energy Codes and Regulations – Where Are They Going?” taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 29.“The...

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Kathy Krafka Harkema Joins AAMA as Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announces the hiring of Kathy Krafka Harkema as its Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager, effective January 14.“We know Kathy from her previous time as a member and organization leader,” said Steven Saffell, AAMA Technical Manager. “Kathy has contributed to the fenestration industry for many years and has had an accomplished career in marketing and communications, including earning the AAMA Marketing Distinguished Service Award in 2011. We believe her strong strategic communication and research skills and decades of proven work...

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AAMA to Host 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Kim Flanary

In honor of Milgard Windows and Doors Engineering Director and AAMA Board Member Kim Flanary, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is hosting a 5K run/walk during the AAMA Annual Conference. The event will take place at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, honoring a lifetime of leadership. Flanary, who passed away earlier this fall, was active with AAMA for 14 years. During that time, Flanary served on 74 committees including 9 of AAMA’s 11 top-level governing Board committees.“AAMA has been sorely impacted by Kim’s absence,”...

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2019-2020 AAMA Events' Sites, Dates Set

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced future 2019 and 2020 conference dates and locations, currently available on the AAMA Events web page. Early bird registration is now open for February’s AAMA 2019 Annual Conference in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA, but AAMA events' sites and event dates for the rest of 2019 and on into 2020 are now also available.AAMA 2019 EventsAAMA 82nd Annual Conference: February 25-28 - Hyatt Regency Indian Wells - Indian Wells, CA (followed by the Western Region Summit Meeting in...

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AAMA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Open Through January 28, Speakers to Cover Leadership, Labor Shortage, Trade

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28, 2019, in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. The early bird rate is guaranteed through January 28, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location. Separate registration is required.Keynote Speaker Kevin McCarthy, author of BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, will teach...

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Top Articles and Blogs | What Readers Wanted to Know About Most in 2018

This past year was a busy one for AAMA and the industry, with vast change and progress. As a result of much hard work, AAMA has come out of 2018 with a lot to show for it. What was of most interest to our members and readers is displayed in the top five news articles and top five blog posts from 2018.Top Five News ArticlesLatest North American Fenestration Standard Published: At the beginning of the year, the latest edition of NAFS was released, sparking much...

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AAMA to Host Webinar on Updates to AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar covering recent additions to the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program in the New Year. AAMA Certification Manager Jason Seals will review the recent approval of AAMA by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Product Quality Assurance Agency. He will also discuss changes to the AAMA air, water and structural extension program, plus testing and labeling of combination assemblies. Register now for “Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program,” taking place at...

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Case Study: Seattle Space Needle's Renovated Observation Decks Achieve High Thermal Performance with Technoform Spacers

Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 605 feet above Seattle and welcomes more than 1.3 million guests from around the world each year. In June 2018, the historic landmark revealed its newly renovated observation decks and celebrated a milestone in its "Century Project," a multi-year, privately funded, $100 million effort to preserve and enhance the visitor experience for the next 50 years.In reimagining the building, Olson Kundig respected the Space Needle's conceptual innovation and enduring legacy as originally envisioned by...

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AAMA Updates Specification for Roller Assemblies for use in Sliding Doors, Lift and Slide Doors

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document for evaluating the performance and durability of rollers used in the operation of sliding doors and lift and slide doors. AAMA 906-18, Voluntary Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies, was first released in 2005 and was last updated in 2015.“The 906 document was updated to reflect testing of large weight capacity rated sliding door rollers, which are now being used in our industry,” said Jan Huml (ASSA ABLOY), Chair of the AAMA...

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AAMA Updates Fenestration Products Laboratory Heat Build-Up Test Method

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing a standardized test to evaluate heat build-up effects due to infrared (IR) exposure on fenestration products. AAMA 1506-18, Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products, intends to determine the effects of heat rise on fenestration product assemblies intended for vertical installation. This document was first released in 2004. This is its first update.Changes to this standard include aligning Section 7.3.2.1 to ASTM D4803 rather than G179, because D4803 is specifically for...

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