AAMA celebrated 15 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding seven AAMA scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 28-July 1, in Seattle, WA. The recipients of nine partner scholarships were also announced.
WELCOME MANUFACTURERS & MEMBERS
The American Architectural Manufacturer Association (AAMA) is made up of people like you, people who are concerned about the direction of their company and the industry. As a material-neutral organization, AAMA brings together window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers, suppliers and test labs to represent our individual and shared concerns. Our membership is comprised of large and small companies that are both residentially and commercially focused.
What can AAMA offer you?
- AAMA proactively and effectively drives code development and is influential with regard to construction and specification issues.
- The AAMA Certification Label shows your products meet rigorous performance standards.
- AAMA standards are developed to solve critical issues in the industry.
- AAMA is also active and influential in the Western and Southeastern regions of the U.S.
- AAMA's Councils focus specifically on your product or material.
To learn how you can benefit from AAMA membership, visit the Join Us page.
AAMA has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes: AAMA 612-15, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements, and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum, and AAMA 2603-15, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix).
Author and researcher Mic Patterson addressed the audience at the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 28-July 1, in Seattle, WA. Patterson's keynote address at the event reviewed the recent evolution in fašade technology and applications. He identified current and emerging drivers that are powering this change and discussed the challenges and opportunities now facing the glass industry.
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) teamed up with experts from Akzo-Nobel to present a webinar on "Corrosion Standards" presented on April 29, 2015.
The reflective and transparent characteristics of glass can be appealing to both humans and birds with very different consequences. Research has shown that birds can see the reflection of trees or the sky in a window or glass curtain wall on a building facade, or see through the glass to trees and sky on the other side of a window or glass corridor. As a consequence, they fly into the glass often times at full flight speed resulting in injury or death.
As reported in new Commerce Department data, permits for construction of new homes in the US rose 11.8 percent to an annualized rate of 1.28 million units in May, the highest level since 2007.
Tim McGlinchy serves as Executive VP of Engineering at GED Integrated Solutions. Today, this AAMA member talks about what qualities make a great leader and where he sees the industry heading in the next decade.
It's almost time for the Summer Conference, and everyone at AAMA HQ is gearing up. In-person meetings and events are our chance to show members how we've been serving them since we last saw them, and they're an opportunity for us to get feedback about what our members are most interested in. Will you join us in Seattle at the end of this month?