July 30, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 902-14, “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances.” This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications.... more »
July 28, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The MHCC is a statutory Federal Advisory Committee body charged with providing recommendations to the HUD Secretary on the... more »
June 24, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is... more »
June 19, 2014
Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.
As president and CEO emeritus, James will... more »
June 4, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. The document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as... more »
May 5, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council ANSI Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors submitted three NFRC documents referenced in the International Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014.
The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process are:... more »
April 29, 2014
Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year, but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Sluggishness in the housing market, and specifically in home sales, might result in a deceleration of... more »
March 6, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," says... more »
February 18, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council opened the spring 2014 ballot cycle for comment by current NFRC members on Feb. 7. The NFRC will present and discuss the results at the spring 2014 Committee Week meeting, March 24-26, in Memphis, Tenn.
The items up for comment include:
Ventilation Ratings Ballot for NFRC 401 specifies a method for calculating a Ventilation Rating for fenestration... more »
January 28, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 309, which provides a means of classifying rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles, and AAMA 311, which establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13 spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties. The resulting class designation number is easily decoded using a... more »