Early bird registration for the upcoming AAMA 2016 National Fall Conference will open Wednesday, August 17 and will be available until September 9. The four-day event takes place September 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA – about eight miles away from the Savannah International Airport. Some long-time favorite activities, including the annual backpack build to aid a local school district and the popular Supplier Product Display, will be included. Sponsorships are also available.
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 recently released an updated document describing the test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset or wood and cellulosic composite profiles for windows, doors, wall panels, skylights, sloped glazing and similar products. The update was made as a clarification to the requirements for outdoor or accelerated weathering testing.
AAMA has announced the introduction of a new offering from the association's education program. The "Fundamentals of Fenestration" provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications. The online course is designed for use by several audiences, as well as qualifying for continuing education credits.
AAMA recently released an updated document establishing a standard test method and set of performance criteria for side-hinged exterior door active slabs and their associated hardware connections under accelerated operating conditions. The AAMA 920-16, Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Active Side-Hinged Exterior Door Slabs, was last updated in 2011.
Holy Trinity Elementary in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada was designed with both beauty and functionality in mind. When selecting windows for this project, the option to have windows tilt for ventilation and swing open inward for egress and ease of cleaning met the project's requirements of safety and versatility.
Back in 2001, AAMA announced the nationwide launch of the InstallationMasters Program, providing training and certification to industry professionals installing windows and glass doors in residential and light commercial construction applications. The program has seen great success since that time with over 11,000 installers achieving certification.
You may have noticed some changes to Instagram in recent weeks. For starters, lately, Instagram hasn't been so instant. And then this week, the arrival of Instagram Stories had Snapchat users doing a double-take. Let's go over these developments and what they can mean for you and your company.
Mark Toth, Geographic Sales Manager East for H.B. Fuller, has been in the industry since 1985. He's been involved with AAMA since 1998. Today, he talked to AAMA about what he wishes he'd done at the start of his career and what he sees for the future.