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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to publish the organization’s first set of residential standards. ANSI/BHMA A156.39-2015 Residential Locksets & Latches and ANSI/BHMA A156.40-2015 Residential Deadbolts are now published and available for purchase. Both standards establish performance... more »
  • A new seminar sponsored by Fenestration Canada aims to provide architects, engineers, builders and fenestration industry professionals with an solid understanding of critical fenestration issues that they face on a daily basis, according to the company. The educational event will be held at the Thornhill Golf & Country Club, Thornhill, Ontario, March 31, 2015. Participants can register here... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. According to AAMA, this standard describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thicker than nature's version, harder and very durable. The AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA) document has been updated to... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) drafted two new standards and revised five more in 2014, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). And, BHMA’s first two residential standards have been drafted and approval is anticipated for the first half of 2015.    The first will set performance requirements for residential... more »
  • Registration is now available for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A discounted registration rate is available for those who register by Wednesday, January 21. The Southeast Region Winter Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Conference, Feb. 18-19. more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” Important changes to the previous specification include a change to the title to indicate performance of laminate is in combination with an AAMA certified profile and the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 904, "Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications." Last updated in 2009, the document describes test methods, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge. The test method was created solely by AAMA members and is a 100 percent... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1, 2014. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. A new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to... more »
  • Fry Consultants Incorporated published an update for its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative (e.g. composites, fiberglass) windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. To purchase a... more »