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AAMA reviews proposed NAFS changes

Post Time:Feb 24,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:236

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard. Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.

Ray Garries, one of AAMA's representatives in the joint committee work between AAMA, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the Canadian Standards Association on the NAFS (101/I.S.2/A440) document, reported that one of the bigger changes will be new requirements for testing of lead content (see the report from last week's meeting). The joint committee is also working on changes to bring folding doors, parallel-opening windows, and secondary storm products into the standard, according to a Feb. 22 Window & Door article.

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