The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting on March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, to bring together individuals and experts to discuss issues currently affecting the fenestration industry in the Southeast region.
SCHAMBURG, Ill. - The American Architectural Manufacturers
Association (AAMA) held the 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting on March 30-31
in San Antonio, Texas, to bring together individuals and experts to discuss
issues currently affecting the fenestration industry in the Southeast region.
The meeting drew attendees from a variety of companies and geographic locations
and brought together industry experts to provide information and education on
Dr. Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental
engineering at Texas Tech
University, began the
meeting with a presentation discussing upcoming changes to architectural glass
design using ASTM E1300. David Pate (TBM Consulting Group) discussed the
possibilities for rapid operational improvement, new competitive advantages and
sustained growth through the principles
of lean manufacturing.
Chuck Anderson, AAMA codes and industry affairs
manager and AAMA southeast region director, presented updated state code information for the region.
A new feature was presented during the meeting whereby each state will have its
own dedicated Web page with updated Southeast Region code information in the
Members Only section of the AAMA Web site. Anderson commented, "Staying closely involved
with the state code information and any changes and making relevant news
accessible to our membership is a priority initiative as we continually strive
to provide up-to-date data for the companies who rely on this current
The AAMA Southeast Region Technical Committee met to discuss
multiple issues including the status of the AAMA 520 document, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe
Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights.
This publication is currently being reviewed by all AAMA Accredited
Laboratories for any potential issues that may arise regarding repeatability,
adherence to the test tolerances cited, length of time taken to complete testing
and any other considerations concerning this test method. Comments received from
the reviewing test labs were discussed by the Technical Committee. These members
also discussed installation testing, as well as changes to laboratory
“The activities and efforts of the AAMA Southeast
Region combine the influence of a large, national organization with a specific
focus and dedication to the industry issues affecting the southeast region of
the U.S.,” said Rich Walker, AAMA
president and CEO. “Our regional meetings offer an important opportunity to both
address regional issues, as well as a time to meet with our members to discuss
what issues are impacting their businesses.”
Additionally, during the Spring Meeting, an update on the development of
the AAMA Green Certification
Program was given by Tracy Rogers (Edgetech I.G.), chairman of the AAMA
Green and Sustainability Specification Development Task Group. Scott Warner
(Architectural Testing, Inc.) provided a summary of development of the 2011
update of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-08, NAFS - North American Fenestration
Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights.
more information on the AAMA Southeast Region, contact Chuck Anderson atcanderson@aamanet.
AAMA 2010 Southeast Region Spring Meeting Draws Industry Experts
April 20, 2010