Posts Tagged ‘ American Architectural Manufacturers Association ’

Updated NAFS Set for Fall 2022 Release Pending CSA Group Approval

Aug 22nd, 2022

An updated version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) is now available for public review via the CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association). The proposed changes can be reviewed until Sept. 4, 2022. Both the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have already approved the proposed […]

Carl Wagus Passes at Age 75

Jan 19th, 2021

Industry expert Carl Wagus recently passed away. According to the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) officials, Wagus served as technical director of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (a predecessor to FGIA) from 1994-2005. “Carl was the consummate expert on all things fenestration, retaining more knowledge about our industry products and standards than several of […]

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]

Speaker Sheds Light on Door and Window Design

Oct 7th, 2019

Builder and YouTube personality Matt Risinger spoke about the future of door and window design and installation at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference held last week. Risinger, a builder for nearly 25 years, talked about design and installation from the builder perspective. “What I was building in 1995 is pretty darn similar […]

AAMA Webinar to Review State of the Construction Defect Industry

Aug 21st, 2019

A webinar hosted by The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) on September 17, will serve as an introduction to Construction Defects (CD) and will discuss developments in the CD industry and explore where the industry is headed. The webinar, entitled “State of the Construction Defect Industry: What’s the Same and What’s New,” will be led […]

Discussions Focus on Codes During Joint AAMA/IGMA Conference

Jun 21st, 2019

The Joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Conference continued Wednesday with a focus on regulatory affairs and codes in both the U.S. and Canada. Regulatory Affairs AAMA codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema led this update. She gave members an overview of relevant news in the […]

Joint AAMA/IGMA Summer Conference Begins with Unification Overview

Jun 19th, 2019

The joint American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Conference is underway in Victoria, B.C., and the potential unification was the first topic addressed. AAMA executive director Janice Yglesias and IGMA executive director Margaret Webb gave an overview of the process to members of both organizations. Yglesias explained that a […]

Code Hearings Show Promising Signs for Alignment

May 16th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings took place last week in Albuquerque, N.M., ending on what officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) describe as a “year of alignment.” The event drew a number of collaborations over fenestration-related proposals, including between representatives for WDMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). WDMA and […]

Safety Roundtable Advocates for Letting OSHA into Plants as Safety Performance Partner

Oct 18th, 2018

Those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference were encouraged to think about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a different light when it comes to implementing a culture of workplace safety. Mike DeSoto, MI Windows and Doors chief operating officer, and Allison Mendibles, regional human resources manager/safety manager, shared their insights […]

How Glazing Systems Fared in Hurricane Irma

Oct 1st, 2018

As the end of the 2018 hurricane season nears, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is reflecting on one of last year’s most destructive storms: Hurricane Irma. In a webinar titled “Hurricane Irma: Lessons Learned,” Chris Matthews, vice president and senior consultant of GCI Consultants, shared how glazing systems performed during the storm based on […]