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Dr. Paul Bove Shares What Manufacturers Need to Know about Texas’ Windstorm Program

A representative from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) spoke to those at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference about the state’s voluntary windstorm program and what manufacturers need to know when operating in 14 Texas counties in a designated catastrophe area along the Gulf Coast. Dr. Paul Bove’s presentation was sponsored by AAMA’s Southeast Region, and a webinar version of his presentation will be given November 12.Bove provided an overview of the program as well as relevant building code requirements; requirements for...

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Glass Topics Take Center Stage at 2019 AAMA Fall Conference

Glass was a large focus among the topics addressed during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference, which incorporated speakers from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). During the summer, the memberships of AAMA and IGMA both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), beginning January 1, 2020. The IGMA speakers took center stage to inform those at the conference about the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass unit performance, as well as...

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Intertek Regional Sales Director Discusses Managing Risk During AAMA Fall Conference

In a session hosted by Intertek, participants of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2019 National Fall Conference in Austin, TX, learned techniques for managing risk. A focus was placed on effective pre-construction lab mock-ups (PMUs), as well as quality control field testing in a presentation by Intertek Regional Sales Director, Jose Colon.Colon’s presentation reviewed the performance characteristics of a building's exterior walls that can be gained through the testing process.“Understanding these concepts allows for a better management of risk by verifying the designs and...

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Builder Matt Risinger Brings New Perspective on Window and Door Design and Installation at AAMA Fall Conference

Local builder and YouTube personality Matt Risinger spoke about the future of window and door design and installation at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference. Risinger has been a builder for nearly 25 years and his presentation was entitled, "The Future of Window and Door Design and Installation - A Builder’s Perspective."“You probably don't often have builders speak with you, and it's an honor,” he said. “What I was building in 1995 is pretty darn similar to what I am building today, with some...

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Safety Trainer Richard Hawk Offers Five Ways to Energize On-Site Safety Trainings

As the keynote speaker at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference, safety expert Richard Hawk presented “The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants: A Hawk-Eye View of What’s on the Safety and Health Horizon.” Hawk, who has more than 35 years of experience in the health and safety field, offered tips for how to energize on-site safety trainings at manufacturing plants and facilities.“Predicting the future is tricky because we don't know what crazy changes are going to happen in the world,” said Hawk....

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AAMA and World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks, School Supplies to Title I School in Austin, TX

During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, TX. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event.After writing and including notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers visited the school in person to distribute the backpacks. Bluebonnet Elementary is a Title I school that serves more than 770 elementary students. A school is eligible to become part of...

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AAMA Fall Conference to Feature Supplier Product Display, Backpack Build, More September 30-October 3

Several optional events will be taking place at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (September 30-October 3), including a reception at which suppliers can display their products, a World Vision-partnered philanthropic event at a local Title I school and more. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, TX. Please note, separate registration is required for most optional events.Supplier Product Display ReceptionConference participants are invited to view products and services during a...

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September 17 AAMA Webinar to Review What is New in State of the Construction Defect Industry

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar entitled “State of the Construction Defect Industry in 2019: What’s the Same and What’s New?” on September 17, open to all interested parties. Leading the webinar are Pete Fowler and Alex Prokop of Pete Fowler Construction Services. Register now for this complimentary session.This webinar will serve as an introduction to Construction Defects (CD) and the world of CD litigation. The speakers will review the history of the CD industry and offer an understanding of building...

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AAMA to Host September 10 Webinar on Tornado, Hurricane Storm Shelters with Dave Stammen

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar entitled “ICC 500 – Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters” on September 10, open to all interested parties. Leading the webinar is Dave Stammen, Principal Engineer for the Building Science Group at UL. Register now for this complimentary session, part of AAMA’s regular webinar series.This webinar will provide an overview of the history of storm shelter guidelines, how ICC 500 was developed and the code requirements that drive storm shelter construction. Stammen will also address specific...

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Keynote Speakers to Serve as Guides to Future of Safety, New Products at AAMA Fall Conference

Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the AAMA Fall Conference (September 30 – October 3). Richard Hawk, motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a keynote presentation entitled, “The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants.” Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger & Co., specializes in architect-driven projects and will discuss installation techniques. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, TX.On October 1, Hawk...

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