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Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published

Post Time:Nov 29,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:217

 

The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights (NAFS-11) has received final approval and is now available. This standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The updated 2011 standard replaces the 2008 edition of the joint standard.

 

The 2011 NAFS standard is already referenced in the 2012 editions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code, and the new standard is being proposed to replace the 2008 edition in the National Building Code of Canada when it is updated.

 

The Joint Document Management Group (JDMG), comprised of representatives from all three associations, stresses the importance of NAFS-11.

 

"The newest version of NAFS was created to allow consumers more product choices and clearer specifications," says Ray Garries, corporate manager of external affairs for JELD-WEN Inc., who served as AAMA's JDMG co-chair. "This expanded document will service the fenestration needs of the building community for many years."

 

According to the announcement, the standard underwent a thorough restructuring, with separate sections for products, materials and components, as well as new product criteria sections for parallel opening windows and secondary storm products. The standard also expands the mullion and tubular daylighting device (TDD) sections and adds lead content requirements for hardware.