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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest for players to win discounts on FenestrationMasters courses and exams. The game will be played on LinkedIn every Monday and Twitter every Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from September 12 through October 12, as well as during the GlassBuild America show October 19-21 in Las Vegas. The contest will feature quiz questions... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is offering a new course designed for use by several audiences as part of its education program, The Fundamentals of Fenestration. The course provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications.  Upon... more »
  • As part of the OneVoice Advocacy Action Program, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched a new and improved OneVoice Advocacy Action Center. The new site will allow members to easily contact their elected officials about legislative priorities, comment on federal regulations, get information about WDMA positions and codes, and receive the latest advocacy updates from WDMA, all in... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications required for sealants. The AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," was last updated in 2010. The AAMA 800 contains a group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning... more »
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance partnered with RPM Consulting Inc., a Quality Management System training and consulting organization that provides specialized consulting in ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2009 and ISO13485, and other certifications, to improve insulating glass quality. IGMA partnered with RPM Consulting to provide services to the specialized fenestration industry.  RPM... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that UL LLC is the newest member of the association. UL's new 64,000 square foot Building Envelope Performance Test lab offers a full portfolio of testing services in Northbrook, Illinois. With state-of-the-art test equipment and 30 years of testing expertise, UL says it can now offer performance testing of windows, doors, curtain walls and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announces that its Manufactured Housing Fenestration Certification Program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2005. The scope of this new accreditation includes both windows and doors. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that the AAMA certification program licensees produce the... more »
  • At the Spring 2014 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, members of the National Fenestration Rating Council reported issues with performance of the Certified Products Directory resulting from the size of the database. Since that time, NFRC staff have worked to improve the software driving the CPD, making it more efficient, faster, with fewer problems for users, and less expensive to maintain for NFRC,... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council’s Ventilation Rating Task Group, led by Ray Garries as chair, successfully developed a new ventilation rating for NFRC after several years of task group work.  Titled NFRC 401: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Ventilation Rating, the final document (with edits) was approved by NFRC members at the Spring 2016 Committee Meeting in... more »
  • Both the American Institute of Architects and the International Code Council now accept FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as continuing education credits. The AIA accepts the FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 11 and 13.5 Learning Units/Health, Safety and Welfare hours, respectively. This means that completion of the courses allows professionals to... more »