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 opened registration for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A special rate is guaranteed through January 21, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Southeast Region Winter Meeting will immediately follow the conference in the same location, and separate registration is required.
A lot happened in 2014 in the industry, and AAMA was there to share the details with members. We have compiled the top five stories that those in the industry wanted to read all about, as well as the top blog posts from each of AAMA's four industry-focused blogs, which are updated monthly.
The Fiberglass Materials Council (FMC) celebrated its tenth anniversary this past year. There has been a lot of industry activity over that decade that is impactful for fiberglass, and the trend continues. That's also why we formed the FMC in the first place. The FMC has certainly risen to the occasion, developing the first profile standard (AAMA 305) to follow the original polymeric standard for vinyl; finishes standards, a profile certification program and industry education programs.
For some time, the side-hinged door has presented a special and somewhat elusive case for component verification and product certification, owing to unique properties of both the product and its marketplace. Window products are typically tested and rated for performance with all of the components and hardware that will be supplied with the product. This, however, is not the case for all side-hinged door systems.
Mark Fortun manages Endura's product testing and certification and is an active member of AAMA. Today, Mark discusses why it's crucial to take ownership of and pride in your work.
When I was in high school, there was an option for students to enroll in foreign language immersion camps. The idea was to saturate the students in the language, forcing them to use it 24/7 in everything they did. It was a way to significantly enhance the book-learning process and provide an intensive and memorable experience. The students who enrolled in these programs returned to school often leap-frogging their non-camp counterparts in fluency and knowledge of the language.
Happy 2015! Let's make this your best year in social media yet. For this post, I've gathered some suggested resolutions for how you can resolve to expand your reach and improve your presence online. Some of these take time, but getting a head start now will keep you on your toes for the months to come.