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.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is made up of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers, suppliers and test labs. These large and small companies supply products for both residential and commercial buildings.
What can AAMA offer you?
- The searchable Certified Products Directory locates manufacturers that are a part of AAMA's prestigious Certification Program.
- The AAMA Certification Label provides confidence that the products you choose, when installed properly, match the quality of the sample product tested.
- Free brochure downloads cover topics such as product care and maintenance, product certification, green building, commercial buildings and window safety.
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).
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.
The six-story, 52,000-square-foot, Class A office building's unusually tall 14-foot floor-to-floor heights are matched with equally impressive floor-to-ceiling operable window systems.
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?