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  • AAMA will host a webinar, "Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program," on Jan15. Photo courtesy of Innotech. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a webinar covering recent additions to the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program in the New Year, "Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification... more »
  • A vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States will be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords as a result of a new safety standard that went into effect on Dec. 15, 2018, the Window Coverings Safety Council reports. This new requirement applies to stock products, sold in stores and online, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold... more »
  • A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.  In all, 56.4 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $71,900... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary... more »
  • Johnson   Meagan Johnson, a “generational humorist,” gave the keynote speech at the  American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference.  Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time, said Johnson. Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality and attitudes... more »
  •     Volunteers fill backpacks for a Title I elementary schoolin Tucson, Arizona. During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2018 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers filled and distributed a total of 500 backpacks during the... more »
  • The National Glass Association was represented at last week’s ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting by Urmilla Sowell, NGA’s director of technical services and advocacy; Tom Culp, NGA's technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1 committee; and Thom Zaremba, GICC consultant.  Culp reported three items of good news to NGA members by email regarding outcomes of the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document to describe a standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions.AAMA 1304-18, the "Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems," seeks to measure... more »
  • Ken Mariotti (right) passed the gavel to incoming chair, Angelo Rivera The National Glass Association is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2018-2019 term.  At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas last week, the NGA board of directors welcomed Angelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies, Tampa, Florida, as chair for the upcoming term, while Chris Bole, Pikes... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance jointly released a series of web pages providing a general overview of the standards, specifications and test methods used in the window, door and skylight industry related to glass and glazing systems. A Consumer's Guide to Understanding Glass Standards Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights is now... more »