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AAMA Assesses LCAs

Kerry Haglund of the Efficient Windows Collaborative said the LCA task group has a “pretty aggressive timeline” to get it done.

Discussion of life cycle assessment (LCA), a complex and increasingly important issue in the fenestration industry, opened Day 2 of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. LCA looks to catalog the environmental effects related … Continue reading

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Websites and Windows get Attention at Industry Conference

The second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., featured a wide range of meetings and discussions about the fenestration industry. The AAMA marketing forum allowed members to discuss various ways to get more … Continue reading

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Committees Get to Talking at AAMA Conference

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The 78th annual conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) kicked off on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The core of the annual gathering is its committee meetings, and there were dozens covering all aspects of the fenestration industry. The … Continue reading

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AAMA Brings AFPA Document Out of Retirement

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. The standard, AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA), describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thicker, harder and … Continue reading

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AAMA Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A special rate is guaranteed through January 21, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The … Continue reading

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AAMA to Release New Procedural Guide for Certification of Window Door, Skylight

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on December 1. According to AAMA, the document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new … Continue reading

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AAMA Updates Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems Document

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated version of its Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems. The document, titled AAMA 510-14, provides a guide to manufacturers, architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners … Continue reading

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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading

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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.

Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Temporary Low-E Building Code Rule Rejected by Review Commission

A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s … Continue reading

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