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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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AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012.This voluntary specification establishes the minimum requirements for dimensional stability, impact resistance, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up and lead compound content of rigid PVC exterior profiles including:Ones used as frames, sash and all...

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AAMA Releases Updated Side-Hinged Door Systems Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released an updated document to describe a standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions. AAMA 1304-18, the Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, seeks to measure the ability of the operable slabs to deter opportunistic entry by unskilled intruders. This specification was first created in 2002, and this is its first update.“AAMA 1304 has long been used...

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AAMA Releases New Design Guide for Structural Silicone Glazing

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released a new document to describe proper guidelines and glazing procedures for structural glazing. AAMA SSGDG-1-17, the Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) Design Guidelines, reviews a glazing that offers a unique appearance and simplicity of construction that often cannot be achieved any other way.Prior AAMA publications included TSGG-04, two-sided structural glazing for skylights, and CW-13-85, a structural glazing design guide. However, it was decided to combine them into a single guiding document regarding structural glazing, for both vertical and...

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