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December 17, 2014

Top Seven Reasons to Attend AAMA's 78th Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale

If you're considering attending the upcoming AAMA Annual Conference in February, we've got some reasons we think may sway you.

December 9, 2014

AAMA Updates Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials

AAMA has updated and released AAMA 312, Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles. Last updated in 2005, the document establishes the minimum performance requirements for the lamination of wood and cellulosic composite materials intended for application on either the interior or exterior surfaces of AAMA certified profiles.

December 5, 2014

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications

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AAMA has updated and released AAMA 904, Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications. Last updated in 2009, the document describes methods of test, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows.

November 26, 2014

Clarifying Installation with Foam Insulation Panels

Work continues to finalize a new window installation guide in a joint effort of AAMA, Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The AAMA/FMA/WDMA Installation Method Coordination Committee met October 14-15 in Chicago to address ballot comments to the latest draft, provisionally titled Standard Practice for the Installation of Windows into Walls Utilizing Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing [FPIS].

November 25, 2014

Vinyl Educational Outreach Ranges from Environmental Compatibility to Commercial Applications

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AAMA has been an accredited continuing education provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 2000. All AIA-accredited, AAMA-approved courses allow architects, specifiers and other professionals to expand their knowledge of the fenestration industry. Course topics cover energy, product performance, testing, daylighting and more. Two vinyl-related courses have been approved by the AIA, and two others are in development.

November 10, 2014

Opening Thoughts from the Western Region Board of Directors

The AAMA Western Region Fall Summit in Costa Mesa, CA gave regional members a chance to network, re-group and also hear some truly astounding presentations. While we always appreciate hearing updates on topics and issues specific to the Western Region, this fall's slate of speakers were especially interesting.

November 10, 2014

California Energy Standards and CMA

California's building efficiency standards, found in Title 24, Part 6, are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2013 Standard, which became effective July 1, 2014, continues to improve upon the previous versions and proceeds with implementation of several state energy policy directives. Among these are greenhouse gas (GHG) considerations, Zero Net Energy achievement for all building types and the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).

November 10, 2014

New Features and Graduates Highlight FenestrationMasters Update

AAMA's Marketing Manager, Angela Dickson, gave an update on the FenestrationMasters training and certification program during the AAMA Western Region Fall Summit with a round of the "Are You Smarter than a FenestrationMaster?" game show an interactive ice breaker for group meetings. Dickson divided the room in half for some friendly competition. All participants received a 25 percent discount off of future FenestrationMasters courses and exams, based upon correctly answering all five questions.

November 7, 2014

Under Construction: The 2015 IgCC Green Code

The IgCC creates a regulatory framework for new and existing buildings. It establishes minimum green requirements for buildings and complementing voluntary rating systems, which may extend beyond baseline of the IgCC. The code acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, including provisions of the IECC and the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700) and incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as an alternate path to compliance.

November 7, 2014

Growing Organization Pushes for High Performance Schools

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 as a collaboration of California's major utilities to promote high building performance of all schools: public or private; new construction or renovations; and existing. It was referenced in the 2013 CALGreen code, which took effect January 1, 2014. The program has quickly expanded beyond the Golden State's borders to address all aspects of school design, construction and operation on a national basis.

November 7, 2014

ABAA and AAMA: A Building Envelope Duet?

No, it's not a 1970s Swedish pop group --but its focus is music to the ears of building envelope experts. The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) was formed in 2001 to address the noted absence of air barrier specifications and performance standards. Laverne Dalgleish, ABAA Executive Director, provided AAMA Western Region Fall Summit attendees with an overview of the organization at the Oct. 14-15 event, and pointed out where it and AAMA have collaboration opportunities.

November 6, 2014

Product Certification Life Extended to 10 Years

AAMA is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on December 1, 2014. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. Additionally, a new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to five years, plus the option to extend the certification of qualifying products for an additional five years.

November 3, 2014

Licensing Program Allows Use of AAMA Publications

The AAMA Publication Licensing Program, first launched in 2004, allows AAMA member companies the option to purchase annual licenses to obtain unlimited electronic read-only versions of AAMA publications for use by employees and/or customers.

November 3, 2014

Mobilizing for Education

There are two ways in which the applications for aluminum extrusions can grow.

One is to simply "have faith" in users or potential users to know all the benefits of using aluminum extrusions and naturally develop new applications. This has been the way in which the industry has built up in the past. Unfortunately, this approach has reached maturity and will not allow the industry to continue to grow as it did 20 years ago.

October 31, 2014

Budget Today for FenestrationMasters Training in 2015

It's the time now when many companies turn to their budgets for the coming year. For those who have thought in the past about validating professional experience through the FenestrationMasters Professional Certification Program, the start of 2015 is an ideal time to make it happen.

October 31, 2014

IGMA Report: October 2014

IGMA's 2014 Summer Conference was held the first week of August in Quebec City. In addition to the technical meetings, highlights included the historic walking tour of the old city.

October 30, 2014

AAMA Releases New Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems

AAMA has released AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems, which provides a guide to manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors and building owners for specifying these types of systems and services to meet the requirements of blast hazard mitigation.

October 29, 2014

New Webinars Offer Insight into Market Forecast, EPDs

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For those who have been curious about a couple of major industry topics, two upcoming webinars may be of interest. A November session will focus on AAMAs market study, and a December one will explore the hot topic of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

October 24, 2014

AAMA Instates New Core Values

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In spring of 2014, AAMA staff all read a book by Sam Silverstein called "No Excuses." What was meant to be a company-wide book club discussion ended up inspiring AAMA leaders to create an official list of core values to reflect what qualities and behaviors are most important to those at the association.

October 23, 2014

Update the Calendar: AAMA Makes Plans for 2015

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Events in 2015 are already coming together, including a unique opportunity to visit a beautiful, but seldom seen, American state. Take advantage of the chance to leave the Lower 48 and visit Alaska on board a Celebrity Cruise, departing immediately following the AAMA Summer Conference in July.

October 1, 2014

AAMA Western Region Fall Summit to Take Place October 14-15

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AAMA's Western Region members will be meeting in Costa Mesa, CA on October 14-15 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel. Registration is open until October 7. A golf tournament, several speakers and a Glasswerks facility tour await event participants in California.

September 30, 2014

Canadian Differences in NAFS Application

The North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) - AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 - was developed to harmonize requirements and facilitate trade with our northern neighbor. There remain some differences in requirements, however, owing primarily to the relative severity of the Canadian climate.

September 30, 2014

AAMA Helps Shape ENERGY STAR Skylight Criteria

On January 17, 2014, the EPA issued its final criteria for ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 (v6.0), which becomes mandatory for skylights on January 1, 2015. It represents several compromises with industry positions, but still ratchets requirements to levels that could prove challenging in some instances. This reflects EPA's perennial goal to provide improved differentiation in the market place and to ensure that ENERGY STAR exceeds current residential energy codes.

September 26, 2014

Corporate Renewal Process to Begin in Coming Weeks: Check Your Email

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The renewal process for AAMA Corporate Members will begin in early November.

September 25, 2014

Changes Made to Annual Supplier Product Display Garner Positive Response

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Earlier this year, AAMA requested feedback from members about previous years' Supplier Product Displays. As a result of these discussions and a member survey, some changes were made to the event's format and were implemented at the 2014 AAMA Fall Conference. Updates included a contest that incentivized attendees to visit more booths and an open invitation to Denver-area architects and specifiers to attend the display for free.

September 18, 2014

AAMA and World Vision Fill 500 Backpacks with Supplies for In-Need Children

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During the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers rolled up their sleeves and filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a Title I elementary school in the Denver area. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event.

September 17, 2014

Hodgson Addresses the Impact of California Regulations on the U.S. during AAMA Fall Conference

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Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference during a September 16 general session. His presentation, "California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation," discussed how California's energy policy is driving the market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how the policy impacts energy choices in buildings.

August 29, 2014

AAMA Fall Conference Registration Deadline Approaching

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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.

August 28, 2014

Fiberglass Standards Suite Keeps up with Market Advances

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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.

August 27, 2014

NAFS Exhibits Cross-Border Diversity

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).

August 21, 2014

AAMA Announces New Certification and Technical Staff Appointments

AAMA announces new staff appointments, which include Jason Seals as Certification Manager and Rich Rinka as Technical/Industry Affairs Manager.

August 18, 2014

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for Third-Party Finishes Applied to PVC Exterior Profiles

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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.

August 11, 2014

AAMA Releases Report on Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems

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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.

August 4, 2014

AAMA Offers Chance to Win 50 Percent off FenestrationMasters Courses and Exams

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AAMA will host an online contest on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 2:30 p.m. EDT from August 5 through September 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA's FenestrationMasters program--the industry resource for comprehensive professional education and certification.

August 1, 2014

VMC Gears Up for Commercial Applications

The AAMA Vinyl Material Council's (VMC) recently-formed Commercial Vinyl Fenestration Products Committee (CVFPC) has taken on the ambitious but promising task of investigating, monitoring, addressing and removing "restrictions and limitations that reduce the potential penetration of vinyl fenestration products in the commercial/architectural marketplace."

July 31, 2014

Adhesion Testing vs. Compatibility Testing

Several mechanical properties are critical to the performance of sealants. Perhaps most critical of these are adhesive strength and compatibility. It is important to understand their importance, the relationship between them and how to verify them by appropriate testing.

July 31, 2014

VMC Continuing Education Learning Programs

The AAMA Vinyl Material Council provides on-going AIA Continuing Education programs to member architects. In addition to assisting them in meeting their annual criteria for continuing education, the primary goal is to further educate architects on the benefits of vinyl for use in windows and doors with the intent that they will look further into member companys products and include them in future designs and specifications.

July 31, 2014

AAMA Fall Conference: Full Event Schedule Available, Registration Now Open

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The full schedule of events has been released for the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, which will be held September 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. An event speaker will present information about how California's recent and proposed energy codes are influencing products in the national energy conservation market. A range of optional events around the Denver area are also planned.

July 29, 2014

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

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AAMA has released AAMA 902-14, Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances. This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF (manually applied force) Classifications.

July 24, 2014

HUD Begins Process of Adopting 2012 AAMA Standards for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing

AAMA's current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

July 15, 2014

AAMA Releases Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual

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AAMA has released SFM-1-14, a manual that provides technical information regarding the installation of high-quality, attractive aluminum storefronts and entrances.

July 1, 2014

Aluminum Extruders Take Code, Sustainability Message to Architects

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) recently presented a webinar providing architects the latest information about recent code changes and the ways that extrusion-based building products can meet them.

July 1, 2014

Glass Design for Sloped Glazing Undergoing Major Renovation

Atrium enclosures, vaulted skylights covering shopping malls, canopies and many similar applications make frequent use of sloped glazing. Changes in building code requirements, design practices, available glass products and industry standards complicate the growing use of these large and complex systems to make definitive architectural statements and provide exciting focal points for new commercial buildings.

July 1, 2014

Case Study: Buffalo Public School #69 - Houghton Academy

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Houghton Academy's new windows match historic aesthetic with different color finishes on interior/exterior using a thermal barrier system.

July 1, 2014

AAMA Online Series Kicks Off In One Week, Offers Tips to Pros and Novices

There's still time to register for the upcoming, free AAMA Online webinar series, which will cover a variety of topics including utilizing LinkedIn and Twitter, navigating the Members Only section of the AAMA website, using video and photography to tell a story and more.

July 1, 2014

Coming Soon to a Window Near You: Vacuum Insulated Glazing

Rapid technological advance has always challenged associations such as AAMA and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to help bring a wide variety of new and even revolutionary glazing and profile materials to the marketplace. The effort focuses on developing specifications and test methods to establish a performance baseline that allows products to be evaluated on a level playing field and provides a reference point for code bodies and local code officials.

June 23, 2014

AAMA Releases Standard Lab Test Method for Forces of Operable Windows and Doors for Accessibility

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AAMA has published AAMA 513-14, a document that sets a standard laboratory test method for windows and doors to ensure they are ADA-compliant. The document, titled Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of Operable Windows and Doors in Accessible Spaces, provides a consistent, repeatable method of laboratory testing the operating forces of operable windows and doors.

June 10, 2014

The Dawn of a New Day for Visible Light Transmittance Ratings

It turns out that accurate real-world measurement of visual transmission through fenestration products is a matter of being in the right place at the right time - or at least a series of the right places at the right times.

June 9, 2014

AAMA Releases New Guideline for Installing Preassembled Unit Skylights onto a Roof

AAMA has published AAMA 1607, Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights. This document provides a guideline for installing preassembled unit skylights onto a roof.

June 9, 2014

Many Thanks to AAMA WCCMC Leader Bob Simon

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AAMA recognized long-time member Bob Simon (Gossen) for his more than 50 years of service in the industry. Known for his smile and sense of humor, Bob's hard work and personality will be missed by fellow AAMA members, AAMA staff and others in the industry.

June 5, 2014

Daylighting Study Shows Skylights Can Save Energy in New Homes

The early days of summer are a perfect time for homeowners looking for a green method to bring more natural light and passive ventilation into homes to consider solar powered fresh air skylights. Homes that utilize skylights in combination with vertical windows to provide adequate levels of daylight tend to be more energy efficient, according to a study commissioned by VELUX America.

June 5, 2014

Wood and Cellulosic Composite Material Council Provides Update

The Wood and Cellulosic Composite Material Council, chaired by Bob Simon (Gossen), reported several updates at the AAMA Annual Conference, including a report that the end of the latest iteration of WCC standards was at hand.

May 30, 2014

AAMA Releases New Document on Testing for Organic Coatings on Wood, Cellulosic Composite Substrates

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AAMA has published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. This new document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as defined and specified in AAMA 309-04.

May 1, 2014

Fiberglass Coatings Standards Receiving Facelift

The FMC Finishes Committee (Chair: Robert Plagemann [Tecton Products]) has embarked upon the process of updating the suite of specifications for factory-applied coatings on fiberglass profiles.

May 1, 2014

Case Study: Keyless Electronic Multipoint Locking, A First-time Application for North America

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"I don't want to use keys to enter my house. I haven't used keys for my car for years. Why can't I do this for my front door?"

This was the simple request from a client seeking a hardware solution. He was building a new home featuring modern architecture, energy-conscious building products and a lot of technology.

Photo courtesy of Jane Messinger and Anmahian Winton Architects 2013

April 1, 2014

New VMC Initiative Focuses on Commercial Applications

As heard last month during the Fensterbau show in Germany, vinyl is widely used in commercial applications. Given its potential for use in the U.S. market, the VMC has formed a Commercial Vinyl Fenestration Products Committee, reporting directly to the council, to "investigate, monitor, address and remove restrictions and limitations that reduce the potential penetration of vinyl fenestration products in the commercial/architectural marketplace."

April 1, 2014

Case Study: Seacoast Luxury Home Relies on Vinyl Windows

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The Newman home in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, is a traditional brick 3,292 square-foot house with a stunning view of the Ocean Ridge Plantation golf course community. The home was designed for retirement living - it needs less maintenance so there's more time for golf.

March 31, 2014

AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

AAMA has published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing establishes minimum performance criteria to allow the user to evaluate and select mechanically attached flexible flashing products intended for use around the exterior perimeter of fenestration products.

March 31, 2014

FenestrationMasters Features Courses on Wall Interface Components

The AAMA FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program covers not only the full breadth of fenestration product design, materials, function, performance, test methods and code requirements; it also deals in depth with sealants and ancillary products used in integrating products with the building wall.

March 3, 2014

Case Study: High-End Home Makes Creative Use of Powder-Coated Aluminum

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The Indian Creek House, located on a secluded island between Miami and North Miami, features rare and expansive views of the scenic and prestigious Biscayne Bay. A landmark residential design by locally renowned architect Rene Gonzalez - who emphasizes how homes reflect and interact with their environments - the house takes full advantage of the non-traditional, typically commercial, superior-performing coating process.

Photo credit: Luis Travieso; Rene Gonzalez Architect

March 3, 2014

Shadow Conditions That Increase the Amount of Thermal Stress on Glass

In the June 2013 publication of Glass Canada, Margaret Webb, Executive Director of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), gave an overview of a technical services bulletin developed by IGMA to assist the industry in providing a proper technical understanding for thermal stress. The bulletin, TB 1300-13, is titled "Guidelines for Thermal Stress Considerations."

February 4, 2014

EPA Accepts Several AAMA Recommendations in Final ENERGY STAR 6.0 Skylight Criteria

After several rounds of revisions and stakeholder comments (the last of which closed September 13, 2013), the EPA issued, on January 17, the final criteria of ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 for Windows, Doors and Skylights. It represents several compromises with industry positions, but still ratchets requirements up to levels that could prove challenging in some instances.

January 23, 2014

AAMA Updates Cellulosic Composite Profile Standards

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AAMA has published two updated standards for rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles. AAMA 309 provides a means for classifying them, and AAMA 311 establishes minimum performance criteria.

January 6, 2014

Website Quick Tips Year in Review

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. Read a review of the many helpful tips provided in 2013.

January 3, 2014

New Code Change Proposals Affect Doors

Most states and local jurisdictions are currently using the 2009 editions of the family of International Codes published by the International Code Council. As of fall 2013, the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) was being enforced either locally or statewide in 22 states and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was being enforced either locally or statewide in 32 states.

January 3, 2014

Case Study: Lodging Chain Sees Suite Deal in Fiberglass

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More than 470 hotels throughout the world proudly display the Country Inns and Suites identity. The chain of mid-rate accommodations is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel companies. The company boasts a portfolio of more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development in 100 countries and territories.

November 26, 2013

Website Quick Tip: Expert Industry Information and the Latest News on AAMA Website

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip features News and Columns available on the AAMA website.

November 25, 2013

Case Study: Spa Includes Vinyl Storefront among its Green Credentials

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In 1989 when Cici Coffee and Patti Beggs founded Natural Body Spas, hardly anyone had heard of--let alone been to--a "day spa." Up to that time, spas were generally considered luxury escapes for the rich and famous, and there were fewer than 100 day spas in the U.S. Today, however, anyone can get spa treatments in just about any town in America.

November 15, 2013

AAMA Publishes Exterior Door Installation Guide for Extreme Wind and Water Exposure

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AAMA published a standard practice for the installation of exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, with surface barrier wall construction.

October 30, 2013

Case Study: Hospital's Inpatient Tower Features High-Performance, Serpentine Curtain Wall

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Starting in 1996, spurred by charitable grants from the Anschutz Foundation, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center, began work on new facilities on the just-decommissioned site of the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO.

October 30, 2013

Website Quick Tip: Let Your Comments be Heard

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip features AAMA ballots.

August 30, 2013

Website Quick Tip: AAMA Frequently Asked Questions, a Helpful Tool for You and Your Customers

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip explores AAMA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as a resource for your business and your customers.

July 31, 2013

Case Study: Vinyl Passes Test at Innovative School

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The 108,849 square-foot Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy--an advanced concept elementary school--opened its doors in Decatur, GA, for the first time on August 11, 2008. The school features a unique community-oriented focus, in which members of the community or McNair Subject Matter Experts facilitate class discussions and activities related to the subject matter. As a means of promoting community, the school is divided into six Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

June 28, 2013

Case Study: New Energy Biosciences Building Seeks LEED Silver

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The University of California at Berkeley's (UC Berkley) newly-opened Energy Biosciences Building is the most energy efficient building on campus. The 112,000-square-foot Energy Biosciences Building (formerly Helios Energy Research Facility and commonly referred to as the Helios building) houses UC Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute, a collaborative project between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois.

June 28, 2013

Website Quick Tip: Get It First Through the AAMA RSS Feed

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's article focuses on the AAMA RSS feed.

March 27, 2013

Case Study: Historic Museum Upgraded with Vinyl Windows and Doors

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation site listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1910, the 26,750 square-foot edifice is the largest memorial in the U.S. dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personnel.

February 28, 2013

Case Study: Academic Building is Hipp to Aluminum

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When Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, decided to build the Herman N. Hipp Hall, a new academic facility, it decided to go for a U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating. Hipp Hall reached its goal with aluminum windows and became the first building in the state of South Carolina to achieve LEED Gold status.

February 28, 2013

Website Quick Tip: AAMA Website Resources

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's article focuses on the Resources section of the website.

January 31, 2013

Website Quick Tip: Sharing AAMA Website Content through Social Networking

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Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's article focuses on the social network share options on the AAMA website.

January 31, 2013

Case Study: Petroleum Company Stops Leaks with Skylights

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J.D. Streett & Company (commonly shortened to "J.D. Street"), founded in 1884, is a producer and marketer of petroleum products including vehicle and industrial lubricants, diesel engine oils, hydraulic oils, transmission fluids, gear lubricants and anti-freeze products. The company also owns and operates a chain of convenience stores with fuel products that span Missouri and Illinois.

December 20, 2012

Website Quick Tip: How to Navigate the AAMA Certification Web Pages

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's article focuses on the Certification website pages.

October 31, 2012

Website Quick Tip: Viewing Member Benefits in Members Only

Each month, the AAMA e-News features Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's article focuses on the Member Benefits area of the Members Only portion of the AAMA website.

September 28, 2012

Website Quick Tip: Accessing the AAMA Virtual Library

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip provides information on the AAMA Virtual Library (AVL) program.

August 29, 2012

Website Quick Tips: How to Use AAMA's Publication Store

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip details how to order documents from AAMA's Publication Store.

July 31, 2012

Website Quick Tip: Using the CRF Tool

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip details how to use the Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) Tool, which is intended to provide general guidance on suggesting a minimum CRF based on a project-specific set of environmental conditions.

June 29, 2012

Website Quick Tip: How to View Minutes and Event Presentations in Members Only

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip details how to view minutes and conference and regional meeting presentations in the Members Only portion of the AAMA website.

May 30, 2012

Website Quick Tip: Searching AAMA Accredited Labs

AAMA recently launched a search feature on the Accredited Laboratories web page that allows users to locate an AAMA-accredited lab by using a variety of keywords, publication numbers and/or a state or province.

April 30, 2012

Website Quick Tip: How to Update Company Records in Members Only

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's Quick Tip features details on how to update company records in the Members Only portion of the AAMA website.

March 30, 2012

Website Quick Tips: Navigating MyList in Members Only

Each month, the AAMA e-News will feature Website Quick Tips that will show web users how to navigate portions of the AAMA website, including Members Only. This month's topic is the use of the "MyList" feature within the Members Only portion of the AAMA website.



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