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Door and Window Market Magazine | AAMA Analysis Columns

When it comes to channeling water across a building envelope from roof to ground, flashing and sealants are at the front line between fenestration units and critical weather resistant barriers (WRB). Two types of flashing have surfaced as prevalent: the self-adhering and liquid-applied varieties. That’s likely due to their relatively simple methods for application.

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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 Creates New Web Page and Infographic on Aluminum Costs, Attributes

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Aluminum Material Council has developed a new web page and infographic, providing information about the strength, recyclability and versatility of aluminum, as well as its costs.“Aluminum's inherent strength, recyclability and versatility combined with the extrusion process make aluminum a popular (and economical) material for the building and construction industry,” said Josh Wignall (EFCO), Chair of the AAMA AMC Marketing Committee, which led efforts to develop the web page.“The project began as part of a strategic effort to reach target...

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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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AAMA and IGMA to Unify as One Combined Organization

The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), effective January 1, 2020. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full prospectus outlining the strategy for structuring, operating and branding the new organization, which included adjustments and clarifications to the proposal, based upon member feedback.AAMA and IGMA announced unification...

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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 Presents Webinar on U.S. Labor Shortage and Retention with John Manzella, August 6

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Western Region will host a webinar entitled “U.S. Labor Shortage and Retention” on August 6 covering the current labor shortage and how to retain skilled employees. Leading the webinar is John Manzella, a global business and economic analysis expert.“This webinar will help attendees better understand current labor trends, more accurately assess and reduce risks, and better prepare for what’s ahead,” said Manzella.The presentation will focus on the worsening U.S. labor and skills deficit. It will cover the difficulties of...

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