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Opening Thoughts from the Southeast Region Board of Directors

Post Time:Jun 20,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:62

Eric Thompson, Quanex Building Products
Southeast Region Board President 

The AAMA Southeast Region Spring Meeting couldn’t have been a better opportunity for members, first-time attendees and industry experts to network and engage in discussion on topics relevant to not only our region, but the fenestration industry as a whole. I would like to thank all attendees for joining us in Austin, TX, as well as for your continued support of the Southeast Region.

Thermal Lab Tour

The highlight of the meeting was a tour of the new University of Texas Thermal Lab. The University of Texas at Austin is home to the first university-based energy-efficiency testing facility for buildings in the U.S. Located within the School of Architecture complex, the lab is used to conduct performance experiments on a variety of building materials and design, which include glazing, window treatments, shading and façade design.

In addition to touring the new thermal lab, Southeast Region attendees visited

Both the Southeast Region and AAMA did a tremendous job of securing an expert lineup of speakers. One
Bove noted that to be eligible for windstorm and hail insurance coverage through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, new construction, alterations, repairs and additions must be located in a designated catastrophe area (14 counties that are immediately adjacent to the Texas Gulf Coast and portions of Houston) and  constructed and inspected for compliance with the adopted building specifications.

Meeting attendees also received an
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I look forward to the continued success of our industry, as well as future networking and continuing education opportunities for our Southeast Region members. Make sure to join us for the

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