Window and Sliding Door Anchorage Analysis Is Latest Guideline Offered by AAMA

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has introduced the Voluntary Guideline for Engineering Analysis of Window and Sliding Glass Door Anchorage Systems. The guideline confirms minimum anchorage requirements for windows and sliding glass door systems, which are certified in accordance with AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-05 and the earlier 1997 standard, according to AAMA.

"This new 2501-06 document provides architects, specifiers and code officials with industry-approved guidelines that outline the minimum requirements for structural analysis and appropriate safety factors recommended for the installed product," noted Scott Warner, executive vice president of Architectural Testing, Inc. and chairperson of the AAMA Fenestration Anchorage Task Group, which developed the document.

The Voluntary Guideline for Engineering Analysis of Window and Sliding Glass Door Anchorage Systems is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $8.00 for non-members and $4.00 for members. CLICK HERE to visit the AAMA online store and order this and other material or call 847-303-5664.


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