AAMA Updates Document Addressing Acoustical Ratings of Fenestration Products

The American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) in Schaumburg, Ill., has updated AAMA 1801-07, Voluntary Specification for the Acoustical Rating of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections, a technical specification for establishing the acoustical rating of windows, doors, storefront and curtainwall based on ASTM standards and test methods.

"In addition to various editorial changes, the most significant changes were the addition of minimum test size requirements of side-hinged doors, sliding doors and double side-hinged doors per AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440," says John Lewis, AAMA technical director. "The measurement of the latching force was also added to ensure acceptable performance of the unit before being tested for acoustical performance."

The test specimen size for curtainwall, storefront and all site-built construction was changed to be in accordance with AAMA 1503 and NFRC 100.

The document is available through download, CD or paper copy format via www.aamanet.org.