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AAMA Updates Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document providing a standardized comparative analysis procedure for determining the structural integrity of window and door products. AAMA 2502-19, Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products, was last updated in 2007.“New content in the 2019 version of this standard includes guidance for unit sizes smaller and larger than those tested as well as deflection and stress limits established by industry standards,” said Tanya Dolby (Kawneer), Chair of the Requirements for Mulled and Combination Window Assembly...

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AAMA Updates Standard for Adhesive Systems Designed to Attach Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) Bars to Glass

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard for adhesive systems designed to attach simulated divided lite (SDL) bars to glass. AAMA 813-19, Voluntary Specification and Test Methods for Adhesives Used in Simulated Divided Lite Bars, was originally released in 2011 to establish minimum performance criteria for adhesive systems used in such attachments for the fenestration industry.“The first update to AAMA 813 has now been completed,” said Chris Habegger (Gaska Tape), Chair of the AAMA 813 Simulated Divided Lite Task Group. “UV testing references were updated...

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AAMA Updates Standard for Assessing Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard that can provide useful guidance when installing fenestration products. AAMA 812-19, Voluntary Practice for Assessment of Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams for Air-Sealing Rough Openings of Fenestration Installations, was last updated in 2010.In the past, one component polyurethane foams have sometimes been associated with frame deflection of fenestration products resulting from either misapplication or the use of foams not suited for this purpose. One component polyurethane foams have been developed specifically for...

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AAMA Releases New Curtain Wall Manual

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has developed a new manual providing guidelines for the design of curtain walls. Publication of AAMA CWM-19, Curtain Wall Manual, marks the culmination of efforts by volunteers from AAMA Curtain Wall/Storefront Council member companies to update and enhance the former AAMA MCWM1-89, Metal Curtain Wall Manual. It also incorporates content from several other related AAMA publications for ease of access.“New curtain wall guide specifications are expected to be of particular interest,” said Steve Fronek (Wausau Window and Wall Systems), a leader...

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AAMA Releases Updated Standard for Liquid Applied Flashing for Exterior Wall Openings

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, Voluntary Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings, was last updated in 2015.“Liquid-applied flashing products are seeing increasing application for sealing building interfaces, including flashing around windows and doors,”...

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New AAMA Document Delivers Design Guidelines for Exterior Shading Devices

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released a new technical information report providing design considerations for exterior shading devices such as aluminum sun shades, glass awnings, deep snap on covers and louvered shading devices with outriggers. AAMA TIR-A16-19, Design of Exterior Shading Devices, was developed to offer design considerations for manufacturers, architects and other members of the design team, as well as present important information for those responsible for facilities maintenance.“Exterior shading devices are often incorporated into the façade of commercial and institutional buildings...

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