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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released SFM-1-14, “The Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual,” which provides technical information regarding the installation of high-quality, attractive aluminum storefronts and entrances. SFM-1-14 presents information in five main sections: terminology, design information, hardware, engineering … Continue reading

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PGT Industries Awards 2014 Scholarship

PGT Industries has awarded its “Talent for Tomorrow” scholarship to Katlyn Nau as part of its participation in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Scholarship Partner Program. The award was announced during the 2014 AAMA National Summer Conference held June … Continue reading

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North Carolina Adopts Emergency Rule Regarding Low-E Requirements in Code

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The North Carolina Building Code Council will go before an administrative judge this week with an emergency rule the Council adopted regarding requirements for low-E windows. The state’s building code requires low-E windows to be used for their energy-efficiency benefits, … Continue reading

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NAFS User Guide Now Available

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS). The guide is the result of a multi-year effort by … Continue reading

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

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit … Continue reading

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AAMA Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced the recipients of its six scholarships this week at the 2014 AAMA Summer Conference. Ten partner scholarships were also announced. “We are extremely proud of this year’s group of AAMA scholarship winners,” says Rich Walker, AAMA’s … Continue reading

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Brenden to Retire from AAMA

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced that Ken Brenden, technical services director, has decided to retire, effective May 22. According to a statement from the organization, “Ken has been an integral part of the association for eight years, and … Continue reading

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AAMA Predicts Commercial Windows Slow to Bounce Back in 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The annual report shows total window demand slowly will recover in 2014. The nonresidential window market includes commercial windows, curtainwall and storefront systems. After … Continue reading

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AAMA Announces Keynote Speaker and New Phone App for Summer Conference

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced Dr. Elizabeth Watson will serve as keynote speaker for the associations’ Summer Conference, to be held in downtown Indianapolis, June 1-4. Watson will address the future of ADA principles and design. Additionally, AAMA will be introducing a … Continue reading

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