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Mulled Assembly Performance

AAMA 450 has become more useful to engineers and manufacturers alike and makes compliance of mulled systems easier and more effective.

Consider Skylights

Technical challenges that architects and engineers face when designing sloped glazing systems.

Components and Certification

The basic quality of a complete window assembly is the foundation of credible third-party certification. The quality of the components—framing extrusions, glass, weatherstripping, sealants, hardware and finishes—ensure a window’s durability beyond this initial performance test.  

Energy Code Update

The National Glass Association’s Thirsty Thursday webinar on June 18, presented by Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting and NGA technical codes consultant, dissected some of the upcoming energy code evolutions in 2020 on a national and regional level.

Insulating Glass

IG certification testing and application workshops help ensure long-term energy savings.

Field Testing

The FGIA provides pre-occupancy field testing methods in the form of three AAMA specifications.

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 1

No matter how stringent the building code or the underlying performance standard, proper installation is the ultimate key to performance quality of fenestration products.

Enforced Codes Work

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. It hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds before moving slowly up the Florida peninsula as it weakened in intensity. Loss estimates for the storm range from $25 billion to $65 billion, according to a…