The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association
(AAMA) Southeast Region Fall Meeting will be held Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind
Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla.
Dr. Forrest Masters (University of South Florida) will provide demonstrations of the
hurricane simulator, cyclic test
chamber (AAMA 520), installation testing and shingle/tile impacts. Dr.
Masters also will provide a presentation on the requirements for design
pressure, as well as other new proposals that will be of interest to industry
“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,” said Chuck Anderson, AAMA codes and
industry affairs manager and Southeast region director. “We're looking forward
to a full agenda at the Fall Meeting, and the chance to view demonstrations and
discuss ongoing research on a variety of issues affecting the Southeast region
of the U.S.”
After touring the lab, the
group will adjourn to the main University of Florida campus for lunch and presentations
by Dr. Masters. The initial discussions of the findings from the Precipitation
Imaging Probe (PIP) will be discussed, as well as preliminary discussions on
additional research projects.
The Friday agenda will cover a variety of
topics including ASCE 7-10, the gulf oil spill, IBHS simulation report, AAMA/FMA
testing update, Florida Department of Community Affairs and an update on AAMA
activities at the national level. In addition, the Southeast AAMA Technical
Committee will discuss issues related to questions raised by AAMA Accredited
Laboratories regarding the new AAMA 520 standard, Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind
Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights.“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
Kevin Seiling (VEKA Inc.), president of the Southeast Region board.
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AAMA Southeast Region Fall Meeting to Feature Wind Engineering Facility Tour
July 19, 2010