Tag Archives: AAMA

AAMA summer conference focuses on sustainability

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Speakers at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) summer conference focused on ‘green’ matters within the industry. The gathering, which took place in Seattle in late June, included topics on alternatives for green certifications, window technology in Europe, and the future of building products.

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AAMA discloses annual industry review and forecast

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released its “U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast,” highlighting the window, door, and skylight market trends. The forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2015. The total housing starts had continued growth in 2014—multi-family units increased 14 percent, and single-family units increased four percent.

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Specifying Wall Cladding Fasteners

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Curtain walls are often the focal point of aesthetic design for a multi-story building. Behind the attractive façade are the pedestrian, yet arguably more important, functional components that ensure safety and reliability—fasteners that transfer loads both imposed and experienced by the assembly to the building’s structural framework.

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Making the NAFS short-form specification work

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Fenestration products are becoming undeniably more complex as performance expectations diversify and tighten. The same is true of the standards guiding both designers and specifiers of these products. The focus of these standards is the American Architectural Manufacturers Association/Window and Door Manufacturers Association/Canadian Standards Association (AAMA/WDMA/CSA) 101/I.S. 2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights (NAFS).

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