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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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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 Welcomes Two New Staff Members

AAMA is pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members to the Technical Services department. Glenn Ferris has accepted the newly created position of Technical Standards Specialist and began his AAMA career on October 29. Additionally, Kelsey St. John has accepted the position of Technical Services Assistant.Ferris has more than 25 years of work experience predominantly related to doors and door hardware. He also has a great aptitude for reading and understanding technical standards and loves engaging with people and mediating discussions. “Glenn...

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Changes Made to Product Group Voting | Active and Inactive Statuses

On October 18, the AAMA Board of Directors approved a change within AAMA 120, Procedural Guide for Creation, Publication and Maintenance of American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Technical Documents that introduces the terms “active” and “inactive” for Product Group ballots. A member's Product Group voting status will be changed to “inactive” when the company does not vote for three consecutive Product Group ballots. The minimum number of required ballot responses will remain at 50.1 percent but will be calculated based on the number of ballots...

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Shintech Director of Technical Development Discusses Attributes of PVC Resins, Compounds at AAMA Fall Conference

Those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference heard from Sylvia Moore, Director of Technical Development at Shintech, regarding PVC resins and compounds and their different attributes. She discussed the versatility of the material, as well as the importance of sustainability efforts pertaining to PVC.“This presentation is geared toward explaining the different attributes of PVC resins and how to evaluate resins coming into the plant,” said Moore. “It’s also about how the different attributes related to finished product quality and how different...

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Corporate Membership Renewal Begins in November: Check Your Email

The renewal process for AAMA Corporate members will begin the week of November 5. AAMA Corporate membership is available to businesses involved in the manufacturing, sale or service of fenestration products and related components and is renewed on an annual basis. All main contacts at member companies should watch for future email communication reminders from the Membership Department regarding the renewal process, as all renewals are due by January 1, 2019.Renewing your membership on time will ensure your company:Has uninterrupted access to our benefits package,...

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Sustainable Solutions Co-Founder Discusses Transparency, EPDs During AAMA Fall Conference

The co-founder of a firm specializing in corporate sustainability programs led those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference in a discussion about why sustainability should matter to the fenestration industry. Tad Radzinski, PE, ISSP-CSP, LEED AP, SFP and co-founder of Sustainable Solutions, presented “Transparency Training: Utilizing LCAs and EPDs to Drive Sustainability,” which outlined what is driving transparency and why it is crucial for a successful enterprise.First off, Radzinski noted that customers, architects and young people are asking for sustainability more...

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