AAMA Announces Southeast Region Fall Meeting
July 13, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Southeast
Region Fall Meeting will be held August 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 professionals.
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.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Orlando Airport
Hotel. The deadline for hotel reservations is July 14. After this
date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.
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