AAMA has released the AAMA 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2012 and forecast data for 2015 through 2017 are also included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2015.
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 released an updated document establishing performance requirements for fiber reinforced thermoset profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements covering design criteria, finish and appearance, weathering performance and physical properties.
Registration for the upcoming AAMA 2015 National Summer Conference opened Monday, May 4, so book your flight to Seattle now. The conference will be held in the Emerald City June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The AAMA Western Region Summit will follow immediately after, from July 1-2, in the same location.
Weathering tests are used to avoid unexpected product deterioration or out-of-spec performance and obtain a realistic picture of long-term durability. They enable determination of the validity of competitive claims, bringing to bear many different disciplines from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.
Registration for the upcoming AAMA Western Region Summer Summit to be held July 1-2 is now open! This event will immediately follow the 2015 National Summer Conference, scheduled for June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The Western Region Summer Summit will be held in the same location. On July 2, a slate of speakers will present on topics specific to the region, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. A reception will take place the night before, to which spouses are invited to join.
During a recent visit to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), I caught up on quite a few of the projects managed by the Windows and Envelope Materials Group. I was there with Steve Selkowitz, Charlie Curcija and Eleanor Lee of that group, and one of the subjects that kept coming up was daylighting -- more specifically, how to maximize and control this natural resource.
I joined the AAMA Marketing Department a little over a year ago, and I am proud to have joined a team and an association that is so committed to its hard-working members. AAMA is constantly working toward bettering its member experience and adding to its slate of services and tools offered.
The most recent AAMA webinar boasted record-level registration, with nearly 300 participants. The subject matter was field testing and forensic evaluation, a very popular topic. The 60-minute presentation included AAMA specifications and ASTM test methods, defined the appropriate air and water test pressures, test durations and water application, and also spelled out what procedure to use for forensic water testing.