Industry News Post 2

November 19th, 2009

AAMA UPDATES DOCUMENT ADDRESSING IMPACT AND CYCLE TESTING

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Schaumburg, IL, has updated its AAMA 506-08, a voluntary specification for impact and cycle testing. According to Ken Brenden, AAMA technical standards manager, the revamped seven-page document, first published in 2000 and titled “Voluntary Specifications for Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products,” includes several updates.

The document is designed to provide a system for rating the ability of windows, doors, skylights and sliding glass doors to withstand impact and pressure cycling generally associated with hurricane conditions.

“In addition to various editorial changes, the most significant changes were the addition of a new section 8.0, ‘Qualification of Alternate Constructions,’ although these alternate constructions or details must also successfully complete all requirements of Section 6.0 to be qualified, therefore, some additional testing may be required,” stated Brenden.

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