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Window & Door Magazine | In the Trenches Columns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, osha.gov, is often considered to be the police of workplace safety. OSHA sets rules and regulations, performs audits, issues fines and more, all in an effort to create safer workplaces. However, two OSHA recognition programs offer an opportunity for companies to bring in the Administration as a safety coach and team member, rather than just as a rule creator and enforcer.

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Window & Door Magazine | Industry Watch Columns

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s, aamanet.org, annual fenestration market study has been a fixture of its service to the industry over many years, but its scope and rigor have increased over time. Manufacturers and suppliers are interviewed with a participation rate in excess of 50 percent and data from multiple secondary sources is triangulated to support the overall analysis.

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Window & Door Magazine | Decoded Columns

To keep up with evolving technology and industry concerns, new editions of the 15 different I-codes covered by the International Code Council are published every three years. The 2018 versions, which took effect Jan. 1, are the latest. Of these, the codes of greatest typical interest to fenestration manufacturers are the 2018 International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code.

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AAMA Updates Guideline for Developing Color Measurement Requirements

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document providing guidelines for describing color measurement requirements for inclusion in AAMA documents. AAMA CMR-1-18, Guidelines for Development of Color Measurement Requirements, was first released in 2016. This is its first update, which was made to accommodate changes made to measurement averaging and color difference equations.“The CMR document is an excellent resource for identifying the six parameters that need to be called out or specified to properly and clearly measure and compare color,” said Doug Holmberg (Wausau...

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Last Call for Registration | AAMA Annual Conference Offers Wealth of Networking Chances

Later this month, industry leaders will meet in Palm Springs for the AAMA 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28. The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells and participants can still register. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location, with registration required. Both events are opportunities for those new to the industry or those who wish to become more involved to work closely with leaders to help shape the industry landscape.Optional networking...

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AAMA InstallationMasters New Construction Program Now Available, Opening Training This Spring

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is currently planning instructor training classes for a new segment of the InstallationMasters® program, which focuses primarily on new construction applications. Those interested in becoming accredited instructors for the InstallationMasters New Construction Program are encouraged to contact the association now so as many schedules as possible may be accommodated.“Based on industry feedback, we are launching this new facet of the InstallationMasters program,” said Kaydeen Laird, AAMA Education Supervisor. “We are confident its addition to AAMA’s education efforts will be an...

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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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