Tag: AAMA

  • AAMA Releases Updated Standard Test Method for Water Penetration Using Dynamic Pressure

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released an updated document to provide a standard water penetration test method when it comes to using dynamic pressure. AAMA 501.1-17, the “Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure,” establishes the equipment and procedures for testing. In it, a section…

  • AAMA Creates New Aluminum Building Enclosure Paper

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released a new white paper created by its Aluminum Material Council (AMC) that covers the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures. “This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum fenestration,” says Kawneer’s Elizabeth Cotton, chair of…

  • Window Technology: The Real Update on Where We Are

    Steve Selkowitz, senior advisor of Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL), gave an information-packed, 90-minute presentation on the state of technology in windows and buildings this week during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference in Phoenix. Selkowitz led the Windows Group at LBL for 40 years, and he went beyond just highlighting the state of…

  • Window Technology: The Real Update on Where We Are

    Steve Selkowitz, senior advisor of Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL), gave an information-packed, 90-minute presentation on the state of technology in windows and buildings this week during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) annual conference in Phoenix. Selkowitz led the Windows Group at LBL for 40 years, and he went beyond just highlighting the state of…

  • Green Building Codes: ‘A Food Label For a Building’?

    Green Building Codes: ‘A Food Label For a Building’?

    The growing importance of transparency in the manufacturing process for windows was a big focus of the second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association fall conference in Cambridge, Md. in October.

  • A New Venture

    This month, I am proud to add Certified FenestrationMaster (CFM) to the list of certifications, accreditations and accomplishments I’ve gained during my 38 years of experience in this ever-changing industry. I am one of the first people to earn this certification through AAMA’s FenestrationMasters™ program. FenestrationAssociate is offered for entry-level certification and is available to…