Experts spoke about Life Cycle Assessments and the intricacies that go into them at the AAMA 78th Annual Conference held February 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Those at the conference also heard updates during the Regulatory Affairs Committee, including developments with ENERGY STAR and California building codes.
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Speakers Cover Installation, European Market, Color Measurement, More at AAMA 78th Annual Conference
AAMA heard speakers on a range of topics at the 78th Annual Conference held February 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Subjects discussed included next-generation replacement of windows, standardization for fenestration products in the European Union, the basics of color measurement and more.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2014, the Glass Association of North America (GANA) has evolved from a consolidation of multiple fabricating-oriented associations into one large networking body. Today, we have become a highly technical organization, offering a well-rounded experience to both network and participate in ever-growing technical activities and issues through our eight divisions.
IGMA's 2015 Winter Conference was held the first week of February in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to the technical meetings, highlights included a visit to Construction Research to witness full mock up testing.
Projects that instill and support community values are few and far between, so when Trojan Powder Coating was presented an opportunity to contribute to New Jersey's initiative to restore its iconic South Mountain Reservation, they seized it.
The 78th AAMA Annual Conference began with deep sea fishing, everglades airboat tours and golf in gorgeous (and warm) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During the next four days, an impressive array of speakers provided insights, forecasts and a whole host of fenestration related subjects of interest to the manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in attendance.
While NAFS has mostly harmonized fenestration testing requirements between the U.S. and Canada, there are important differences that U.S. manufacturers need to consider with respect to NAFS compliance under Canadian building codes. Products initially tested to only the U.S. requirements in NAFS will need to be retested to qualify them for Canada. It makes sense to plan your test program with both Canadian and U.S. requirements in mind if you have plans to enter the Canadian market in the future.
Boy, am I anxious to get down to that warmer Florida weather for next week's AAMA 78th Annual Conference! But more than that, I'm excited for the Annual Awards Banquet hosted on Monday evening.