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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document providing a standardized comparative analysis procedure for determining the structural integrity of window and door products. AAMA 2502-19, "Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products," was last updated in 2007. "New content in the 2019 version of this standard includes guidance for unit sizes... more »
  • There is no effective strategy in place to implement and enforce the Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to an audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General. Specifically, the audit determined the EPA does not have sufficient controls to assess the program's effectiveness and progress toward goals, including that the EPA does not review... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a standard for adhesive systems designed to attach simulated divided lite bars to glass. AAMA 813-19, "Voluntary Specification and Test Methods for Adhesives Used in Simulated Divided Lite Bars," was originally released in 2011 to establish minimum performance criteria for adhesive systems used in such attachments for the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated AAMA 812-19, "Voluntary Practice for Assessment of Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams for Air-Sealing Rough Openings of Fenestration Installations." It is the first update since 2010. In the past, one component polyurethane foams have sometimes been associated with frame deflection of fenestration... more »
  • Several optional events will take place at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, including a reception at which suppliers can display their products, a World Vision-partnered philanthropic event at a local Title I school and more. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, Texas.... more »
  •     Hunter     Thibault The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full... more »
  • Oak Moser stressed the value of listening, assessing and empathizing as key skills for effective leaders. A senior management professional spoke about the need to develop interpersonal skills at the 2019 Joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conferences, June 17-20, in Victoria, British... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, "Voluntary Specification for... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders rolled out new resources, "Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business," to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis. People who work in construction are significantly more likely to become addicted to opioids, like prescription painkillers, than other workers in the general population and are six... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Dealer of the Year awards program. Supported by Window & Door magazine, Dealer of the Year awards honor the outstanding work of independent window and door dealers. Through these awards, WDDA: recognizes benchmarks of professionalism in the industry, offers new ideas that others can implement in their businesses... more »