The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated document to describe a standard test method and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in the locked position to resist entry under a specified load and conditions.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) jointly released online resources providing a general overview of the standards, specifications, and test methods used in the window, door, and skylight industry related to glass and glazing systems.
Many specifiers are uncertain of the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure security products, and how these functions apply to electric strikes, electromechanical locks, panic hardware, and electromagnetic locks. The two terms have both life safety and security implications.
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Samuel J. Green Charter School experienced some flooding, but was spared significant damage; however, the aging facility, which was equipped with 1920s-style vintage wood windows, had its own obstacles to overcome.