AAMA has released AAMA 663-14, Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, which establishes the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights.
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 AAMA TIR-15-14, Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems. This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems.
AAMA is still accepting registrations for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference. It will be held September 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. An action-packed week in the heart of the Centennial State has been planned for attendees, who can test their industry knowledge with a game show during the Product Supplier Display, and enjoy a night on the town at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
The AAMA Fiberglass Material Council (FMC) continues to refine its suite of standards covering the full range of performance criteria for Fiber Reinforced Thermoset (FRT) fenestration profiles.
The North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) was jointly developed by AAMA, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and WDMA. Specifically, Canadian input is represented by members of the CSA Technical Committee on the Performance Standard for Windows, under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Building Products and Systems, and by the US/Canada Joint Document Management Group (JDMG).
Matt Taylor has been with HOPPE North America for eight years and has a background in Mechanical Engineering. Today he talks about wearing many hats in his role as a Product Manager.
Richard Slomko (Atlas Material Testing Technology) has been at Atlas for 17 years. Today he talks about the best career advice he ever got, and why company growth is so important.
The Sapa Profile Academy is a two-day learning and networking forum that is growing in popularity and covers a very wide range of market segments for aluminum extrusion applications. The event centers around aluminum principles, tooling designs, current applications and the latest technologies. I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Academy held in Portland, OR in early August.