AAMA will hold a webinar open to the industry to discuss the role of daylighting in current energy and sustainable codes as well as advanced building design, daylighting strategies and methods, and the science behind the measurements. Vice President of Product Enterprise for Solatube International, Neall Digert, Ph.D., MIES, will lead the one-hour webinar beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT on April 12.
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.
As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety year-round. Window Safety Week is observed April 3-9. However, open windows can be dangerous any time of year for young children who are not properly supervised.
During the AAMA Annual Conference in February, the Vinyl Material Council and its supporting committees and task groups reported document updates, environmental initiatives and vinyl's application in commercial buildings. This article provides a quick synopsis of these vinyl-related meetings.
Several committees and task groups that report to the Wall Interface Council met during the AAMA Annual Conference in February to continue document developments, as well as industry guidelines and potential research partnerships.
The Joint Document Management Group of AAMA, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has requested that the draft of the updated version of NAFS-11 be balloted to the committee's respective members. This ballot was sent to all AAMA Category 1 voting members on March 17 and is scheduled to close on May 1, pending enough responses are received. This is a significant document both in importance to the industry and document depth.
AAMA's Marketing Team has been sharing social media tips for over three years via the Socially Speaking blog. Last year, the top five posts were viewed almost 500 times! Due to their popularity, we're sharing these top blogs as a quick way to get the latest and greatest information about engaging online.
Performance standards for coatings and finishes applied to fenestration products are well-known and extensively used items in the AAMA document library. We offer standards for finishes applied to aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, wood and cellulosic composite profiles and all of these areas are seeing considerable activity right now.
Spring is here! Now that a milder-than-usual winter has passed, temperatures are beginning to rise again. Soon it will be time to enjoy our homes with our windows open, letting some fresh air in for the first time in a few months. However, it's important to do so safely in order to prevent window falls this spring, and year round.