Posts Tagged ‘ NAFS ’

FGIA Explains How to Use AAMA Resources to Verify Installed Performance

Apr 30th, 2020

In an effort to explain how to use AAMA 502 to verify installed performance for fenestration products and the differences between field and lab testing, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a webinar titled, “Using AAMA 502 and 503 to Verify Installed Performance.” AAMA 502-12, Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed […]

AAMA to Present NAFS-11 Webinar

Apr 6th, 2018

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 17 that will describe how to use NAFS-11 to specify appropriate doors and windows for the intended application. AAMA Technical Manager, Standards & Industry Affairs Rich Rinka  will present the AIA-accredited program. Among the topics that will be covered: A brief history […]

A Quick Look at Some Code Updates

Feb 16th, 2018

There have been some important updates to industry codes and standards during the past year. Steve Orlowski, the senior director of standards and technical activities with the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), gave a presentation on what’s been going on in the codes arena during the recent WDMA-Northeast Winter Meeting in Philadelphia. Orlowski noted […]

2017 North American Fenestration Standard Published

Jan 29th, 2018

The 2017 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS — North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights (NAFS), has received final approval and is now available. The standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The updated […]

The Power of Product Certification

Oct 13th, 2017

Attention, door manufacturers: Product certification isn’t just something you should do to meet increasingly stringent codes. It’s also a great way to ensure that your doors stand out in a crowded, competitive market. That was the key takeaway from an educational session held during the World Millwork Alliance’s (WMA) annual convention and trade show in […]

Fenestration Canada to Host NAFS Performance Calculator Webinar

Jul 12th, 2017

Fenestration Canada will host a webinar on July 27 that will explain updates to the association’s North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) performance calculator, which is a tool that allows the user to determine the NAFS performance requirements for the local environment. Changes in the Canadian supplement to NAFS 2011 have revised the calculations for NAFS […]

What’s Going on with Canadian Codes?

Jan 23rd, 2017

The adoption of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) has been one of the biggest changes in the Canadian door and window industry in recent years, according to Jeff Baker, president of Westlab and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant. Baker recently gave a webinar for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) on the current code-making process […]

Win-Door Gets Educational

Nov 5th, 2015

The second day of the Win-door North America show in Toronto opened with educational seminars that covered important topics for the fenestration industry – especially codes and standards. The day’s first session covered the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) and the challenges it presents to custom home builders. The presentation by Al Jaugelis, a fenestration […]

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015

Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]

Fenestration Canada Points Out Practicality in NAFS

Oct 14th, 2014

What are building codes if not practical? In a recently-held Fenestration Canada webinar, Education Committee Chairman J.F. Kogovsek talked about the practicality of code applications and requirements. First discussed was how windows, doors and skylights must be designed, constructed and installed according to the National Building Code 2010. For all practical purposes, said fenestration must […]