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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association revised and updated the procedural guide for certification of manufactured home fenestration products. AAMA 104-15, Procedural Guide for Certification of Manufactured Home Fenestration Products: Windows/Sliding Doors, Emergency Exit Windows and Devices, Swinging Exterior Passage Doors, lays out the process for certifying these products through... more »
  • The California Energy Commission announced that the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Documents are now available online. California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. According to the CEC website, the 2016 Standards will improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is partnering with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, an industry-based, nonprofit corporation in Fairbanks, Alaska, created to facilitate the development, use and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy and cost-effective building technologies for people living in circumpolar regions around the globe. Effective immediately, AAMA... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council announced five newly elected members of the 2016 Board of Directors: Fenestration Industry (Commercial): Greg McKenna, Kawneer, Inc/Alcoa Laboratory: Jeff Baker, WESTLab General Interest (Unspecified): Mahabir Bhandari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory General Interest (Not for profit institute of research or higher education): Ravi... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announces that its air-water-structural product certification program has been granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2012 “Conformity assessment—Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services." The scope of the accreditation includes Doors and... more »
  • The National Glass Association\Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced the election of Michael Albert to the office of chairman of the board. Albert, of S. Albert Glass Company Inc., Beltsville, Maryland has served on the board since 2010. Albert took the office of chairman on Sept. 18, 2015, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta. He will serve a one-year... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association created and released a new document laying out comparisons among three different rating systems for condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products. While root causes vary with climate and occupancy, the formation of condensation on these surfaces in winter months is deemed problematic in almost all modern buildings. This document... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and released a document specifying requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in window, door and skylight applications: "Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows Doors and Skylights.” The document previously was updated in... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Monday and Wednesday, respectively, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9, as well as during the GlassBuild America show (Sept. 16-18 in Atlanta). The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Monday, one quiz question will be asked... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released a document specifying test methods, specifications, and field checks used to evaluate the structural adequacy of wall systems and their ability to resist water penetration and air leakage. Other optional tests also are included. AAMA 501-15 is intended to be referenced in current laboratory and field testing methods for... more »