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AAMA Updates Specification for Roller Assemblies for use in Sliding Doors, Lift and Slide Doors

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document for evaluating the performance and durability of rollers used in the operation of sliding doors and lift and slide doors.  AAMA 906-18, Voluntary Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies, was first released in 2005 and was last updated in 2015. “The 906 document was …

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AAMA Updates Fenestration Products Laboratory Heat Build-Up Test Method

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing a standardized test to evaluate heat build-up effects due to infrared (IR) exposure on fenestration products. AAMA 1506-18, Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products, intends to determine the effects of heat rise on fenestration product assemblies intended for vertical installation. This document …

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AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012. This voluntary specification establishes the minimum …

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EPBD Implementation To Unleash The Energy Savings Potential Of Windows

The massive energy savings potential of high performing windows remains largely untapped in the European Union. If properly implemented, the 2018-amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive could provide the right legislative framework to overcome the remaining barriers which still prevent savings from state-of-the-art windows to be realised. In a common position paper, the building glass, …

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AAMA Releases Updated Side-Hinged Door Systems Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently 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. AAMA 1304-18, the Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, seeks to measure the ability of …

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AAMA and IGMA Release Consumer Resource for Understanding Glass Standards

SHARE The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) jointly released a series of web pages 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. A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding Glass Standards Used in Windows, …

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AAMA Releases New Design Guide for Structural Silicone Glazing

SHARE   The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released a new document to describe proper guidelines and glazing procedures for structural glazing. AAMA SSGDG-1-17, the Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) Design Guidelines, reviews a glazing that offers a unique appearance and simplicity of construction that often cannot be achieved any other way. Prior AAMA publications included …

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