AAMA Publishes New and Updated Documents

A newly approved test method, which simulates daytime ambient exterior temperature on fenestration products, has been published and approved for use by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), of Schaumburg, Ill. Labeled AAMA 1506-04, "Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products," the document details test procedures for accelerating dimensional and shape changes due to temperature and infrared energy. The document also provides a universal standard for measuring heat build-up.

AAMA has announced the update of another document related to thermal performance, AAMA 1503-98, "Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections." Changes include metric updates and the inclusion of 1998 addendum items. According to AAMA, the revision makes the thermal standard more useful for those needing to determine air to air thermal transmittance and condensation characteristics of architectural products, including storefronts and curtainwalls.

In addition, the updated AAMA-TIR-A1-04, "Sound Control for Fenestration Products," addresses the needs of those requiring technical information relating to sound transmission and measurement. The document explains what sound is and how it is transmitted and measured, as well as suggesting ways for controlling its transmission.

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