HUD Begins Adoption of 2012 AAMA Standard for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing

July 25th, 2014 by Casey Flores

The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) has recommended the adoption of American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to AAMA.

The MHCC is a statutory federal advisory committee body that provides recommendations to the HUD secretary on the revision and interpretation of HUD’s manufactured home construction, safety standards and related procedural and enforcement regulations.

The AAMA standards recommended for adoption include:

  • 1701.2-12, “Voluntary Standard for Utilization in Manufactured Housing for Primary Windows and Sliding Glass Doors;”
  • 1702.2-12, “Voluntary Standard for Utilization in Manufactured Housing for Swinging Exterior Passage Doors;”
  • 1704-12 “Voluntary Standard Egress Window Systems for Utilization in Manufactured Housing.”

AAMA’s certification manager, Rich Rinka, is excited about the new development.

“Without MHCC’s blessing, there would be no changing from the currently recognized standards. The formal adoption process is long and arduous, and this is a critical first step toward HUD recognition of the 2012 versions of AAMA standards,” he says.

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