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  • ICC Evaluation Service now offers application submittal service to obtain State of Florida approval for ICC-ES clients. ICC-ES is an approved evaluation, validation and quality assurance entity within Florida. Florida has a separate building product listing program, including review of products used under the latest version of the Florida Building Code and High Velocity Hurricane Zones. ICC-ES... more »
  • The Steel Window Institute recently completed a periodic review and update of its Steel Windows and Doors Specifications and Detention Specifications. These specifications, which incorporate current ASTM standards, offer information that help define the minimum performance requirements of steel windows and doors. A copy of each specification document can be downloaded here. “The SWI... more »
  •       During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled and distributed 500 backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, Texas. After writing and including notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers visited the school in person to... more »
  • The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute partnered to launch a youth trades training program in an effort to fill the skilled labor gap in the U.S. "Our goal is to offer the best possible training program for people interested in exploring a career in construction, which is why we're proud to partner with The Home Depot Foundation in our high school initiative," says Ed... more »
  • With industry optimism continually tempered by ongoing labor challenges, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance joined with other leaders in the home construction and remodeling industry to establish a collective voice on the issue. WDDA and 11 other organizations—including the Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Home Builders—sent a letter to... more »
  • 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 »