AAMA Announces Availability
of Field Testing Course
April 28, 2011
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has developed a new education course focusing on field testing. The course, titled Air and Water Leakage Testing of Installed Windows and Doors, has been accredited by the American Institute of Architects for 1 LU/HSW of educational credit.
The course was developed by the AAMA Field Testing Education Task Group, chaired by Kim Flanary of Milgard Manufacturing, and is focused on forensic water testing for the purpose of finding leaks. The presentation compares the AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 lab test to the AAMA 502 quality assurance field test and the AAMA 511 forensic evaluation. The course also defines the procedure to use for forensic water testing.
"Codes and standards help lay the foundation for forensic water testing, but successful testing often relies on the experience and judgment of the test engineer," says Flanary. "There are many common trouble spots that test engineers will encounter during their testing, and this education course serves as a helpful tool in outlining several of the problems that test engineers may encounter in the field."
Additional information about AAMA's continuing education offerings are available through the association's website.