AAMA Announces New Door Course

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a new classroom educational course that addresses side-hinged doors and related performance standards. The course, Using Performance Standards to Specify Exterior Side-Hinged Doors, was developed by the association’s Door Council and is accredited through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The course provides the history of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 – 05, Standard/Specification for windows, doors and unit skylights, including the document’s key features, and how it should be applied. The course additionally details performance standards and specific product tests.

Using Performance Standards to Specify Exterior Side-Hinged Doors also outlines the requirements from the 2005 standard for any materials issues that may affect the performance of door products. In addition, AAMA also offers four online courses and seven additional classroom courses as part of its Continuing Education Licensing Program. All of these courses are available on the continuing education page of the AAMA website.

“Exterior side-hinged doors are a unique subset to the fenestration industry and this course provides information related to testing, such as air leakage, water penetration and life cycle testing,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “We consider it a priority to provide educational courses that are relevant to the industry as a whole, and its changing trends.”