AAMA celebrated 16 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2016 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 12-15, in San Antonio, TX. The recipients of 11 AAMA 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.
The renewal process for AAMA Professional/Technical Consultant individual members began the second week of May. The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 and is renewed on an annual basis. All individual members should watch for weekly email reminders from the AAMA Membership Department regarding the renewal process, as all renewals are due by July 1, 2016.
During the AAMA 2016 Summer Conference, participants learned about sustainability market drivers, environmental product declarations (EPDs) and more during a presentation by industry specialist, Anna Nicholson. Nicholson is UL’s EPD Product Manager and works to develop strategic partnerships and programs that drive business value from the use of environmental life cycle information as the basis of decision making.
Participants at the AAMA 2016 Summer Conference heard about the past, present and future of the electrochromic (EC) glazing market, thanks to a presentation by Dr. Helen Sanders. Sanders leads technical development and training for Sage Electrochromics. Additionally, she contributed in large ways to the industry’s recently created Window Product Category Rule.
A cybersecurity expert offered tips for locking down data and sensitive information at the AAMA 2016 Summer Conference. Keynote Speaker, Larry D. Sjelin, advised conference participants to not underestimate the importance of a highly-trained IT staff and of regularly changing complex passwords. Sjelin is the Chief of Staff for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
If you weren't at the AAMA Summer Conference this month in San Antonio, you missed some truly incredible speakers. From Larry Sjelin's keynote address on protecting your business with cybersecurity to Anna Nicholson's presentation on environmental product declarations and product category rules, a wealth of information was shared throughout the week. A presentation in particular that I enjoyed was from Dr. Helen Sanders, on the past, present and future of electrochromic glass.
While the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification program is still fairly new, we've made some updates and improvements to the continuing education program recently that are pretty exciting. Whether you're already certified, currently going through the coursework, or you're considering enrolling your team and taking advantage of our group discount, read on to see what's new with the program.
Some changes have been happening at your favorite social media channels, including a new look for Instagram, some password advice from LinkedIn and an upcoming change to character limits on Twitter. Let's take a look at what's new in social media this spring.