Source: SustainableBusiness.com News
For the first time, US home builders are joining with non-profits to promote an important change in the building code.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 643-13, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Reflective Finishes, which describes the test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset or wood profiles for windows, doors, wall panels and similar products.
The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) announced its board of directors has approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process in 2014.
Source: Glass Magazine
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 912-13, Voluntary Specification for Non-Residential Fenestration Building Information Modeling. AAMA 912-13 identifies and outlines minimum requirements for two widely used model types--design intent models, and project execution and coordination models--and is intended to be referenced in other industry standards, contract documents, proposals and marketing materials, according to a July 31 AAMA press release.
Expanding aerosol polyurethane foam can greatly enhance the installation quality of prime and replacement fenestration products by sealing the gap between the rough opening and the window frame against air leakage. The installer’s usual approach is to finish installing a window from the outside of a building, then go inside and run a bead of the foam in the gap between the rough opening’s studs and the window frame. The foam then expands to assume the shape of the gap, and cures and hardens to provide an effective air barrier.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently published its first North America standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware, establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability of multipoint locking door hardware.
During Disaster Safety and Mitigation Week (May 13-19) – which is part of National Building Safety Month – the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is touting the importance of state enactment and enforcement of modern building codes.