AAMA has released SFM-1-14, a manual that provides technical information regarding the installation of high-quality, attractive aluminum storefronts and entrances.
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 published AAMA 513-14, a document that sets a standard laboratory test method for windows and doors to ensure they are ADA-compliant. The document, titled Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of Operable Windows and Doors in Accessible Spaces, provides a consistent, repeatable method of laboratory testing the operating forces of operable windows and doors.
There's still time to register for the upcoming, free AAMA Online webinar series, which will cover a variety of topics including utilizing LinkedIn and Twitter, navigating the Members Only section of the AAMA website, using video and photography to tell a story and more.
Registration will begin July 24 for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, which will be held September 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Those attending can look forward to networking options where relationships can be built, sponsorship opportunities to bring in more customers and a special spouse event to help a local school.
Rapid technological advance has always challenged associations such as AAMA and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to help bring a wide variety of new and even revolutionary glazing and profile materials to the marketplace. The effort focuses on developing specifications and test methods to establish a performance baseline that allows products to be evaluated on a level playing field and provides a reference point for code bodies and local code officials.
I am glad for this opportunity to personally introduce myself. My name is Tamara Davis, your Southern Belle/guest blogger. I have been AAMA's Technical Services Assistant for two years. My primary functions deal with the ins and outs of both the technical and certification departments. Technically speaking, I administer all ballots and publish all technical documents. As for certification, I maintain the records of AAMA program licensees and invoicing for these programs.
During Janice's maternity leave, there have been several guest bloggers. I wish that I could say that this will be the best or most exciting, but one thing that I can say for certain is that Janice will be back writing this next month, cute baby and all. In last month’s “Member Edge” post, Maureen wrote all about the legislative and regulatory activities that AAMA follows for our members and how there is a regular LinkedIn presence for these issues.
AAMA represents companies both large and small. However, we understand that small businesses face different challenges. Small businesses might struggle at times to get their name and brand out there in the same way larger ones do, or they may not have the financial resources to devote toward marketing themselves online. Luckily, social media can be an inexpensive, and often free, marketing platform, and an absolutely essential one.