There's still time to register for the AAMA 2015 National Fall Conference. The event will take place October 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Don't miss this chance to hear from a unique keynote speaker, to network with those in the industry at the annual supplier product display and to have the chance of winning prizes through a new interactive game within the AAMA App.
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.
Have you ever wondered if there's an AAMA member in your midst who played college racquetball or once took a vacation to Ibiza? If you're attending the upcoming Fall Conference in Cambridge, MD October 18-21, you'll want to brush up on your fellow AAMA member trivia -- doing so could get you a cash prize at the event. A total of 15 prizes will be available during the conference.
Daylighting has become one of the fastest growing green building strategies by playing a major role in building design for sustainability and energy savings. Many experts feel that daylighting is necessary to realize Zero Net Energy buildings, a DOE goal for 2025 and a state of California goal for 2020 for residential buildings.
AAMA's beloved Meetings Manager celebrated working for the association for 30 years on September 9, She is a crucial member of the AAMA family and AAMA staff have had much to say about how much she means to them. Today, we sat down with Florence to talk about her long career and her thoughts on why AAMA is a special place to work.
Composite products are rapidly expanding in terms of innovative formulations and end-use applications. Even as "traditional" cellulosic composite products ramp up market share, new technologies are creating still other opportunities in entirely new areas of application. To expand into these other markets, such as non-residential and commercial construction and consumer goods, today's composites need to achieve enhanced performance, serviceability, durability, and reliability.
30 years ago, gas cost $1.09 a gallon, the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and the Chicago Bears walloped the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl 46-10. While many things have changed during the last 30 years at AAMA, one thing has remained the same: Florence Nicolici is the most skilled meeting and events planner in all of Chicago.
Next week, many of us will be venturing to Atlanta for three days of product innovation and educational programs focused on the fenestration industry at the GlassBuild America Show (September 16-18). Fortunately, the weather forecast seems to indicate that "Hot-lanta" may not quite live up to its moniker - low 80s and low humidity sound like a lovely business trip to me!
Most business owners are aware that social media is an important step in growing their business and getting more customers, but not all of them are sure of just how to go about it. But did you know AAMA offers one-on-one social media strategy services and consulting? It's another member benefit, so take advantage of it whenever you want. Step by step, I can sit down with you and help you make a plan for getting the most out of social media for you and your business.