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.
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: the combined AAMA 609 & 610-15, Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum and CW-10-15, Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site.
Two new Task Groups were created by the Wall Interface Council at the AAMA Annual Conference in February.
According to John Cwik, owner and CEO of Custom Window Systems, Quanex provided engineered materials and coatings that could remove previous concerns the building products industry had about vinyl.
As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council encourages everyone to recognize the importance of practicing window safety year-round. Window Safety Week is observed April 5-11. However, open windows can be dangerous any time of year for young children who are not properly supervised.
I love downloading new social media apps and testing them out. If they work well for me, I can use them in my week-to-week social media communications and outreach. If they don't really meet my needs, I can just delete them from my device and move on. You may not have the inclination to do the same, but that's okay - I'm happy to share my research. Here are three new apps I've been experimenting with in the last few weeks.
The number of meaningless choices is increasing every day. Even with spam filters we get overwhelmed. Persistent texts that may or may not be of any level of importance bombards us. Then there are the unexpected yet "urgent" distractions that life just throws at us on a regular basis. How do we get anything done? How do we know what needs to get done and keep it on track and on time? In the next 180 seconds you can do a simple exercise that may actually change your productivity for good…forever.
Window Safety Week is April 5-11, and we are working hard to help get the word out about how to prevent window falls in the home. Now is the time to share this information with your clients and customers.