Volume 38, Issue 11, November 2003


AAMA Offers Information About Fenestration Standards Online 

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced that more than two-thirds of its performance standards for the fenestration industry are now available through its website.

“Right now, 72 out of the 106 AAMA technical standards and specifications can be purchased and downloaded immediately by busy architects, code officials and OEM product design engineers, just by visiting www.aamanet.org,” said Rich Walker, AAMA executive vice president.

Categories covered in AAMA’s Online Publication Store include the following: windows and doors; curtainwall and storefronts; mobile and manufactured housing components; skylights and space enclosures; coatings and finishes; hardware for windows and sliding doors; and decking and guardrails.

Also available are four comprehensive volume sets of performance standards that are categorized by subject matter: windows and sliding glass doors; metal curtainwall; storefront and entrance manual; and skylights and space enclosures. In 2004 the volume sets will be converted into a searchable CD format.
Info www.aamanet.org or call 847/303-5859.

ICC and ASTM Produce Codes and Standards Reference Book
The International Code Council (ICC) and ASTM International have jointly published a reference book that consolidates numerous volumes of standards that architects, engineers, builders and code officials use regularly. 

According to information from ICC, it worked with ASTM International to produce a document that combines all ASTM standards referenced in the 2003 International Building Code (IBC). The 2003 International Building Code-ASTM Referenced Standards include more than 260 ASTM standards—nearly half of all the standards referenced in the 2003 IBC.
Info www.iccsafe.org or call 800/786-4452. 

ASTM Offers Two Building Standard Compilations
ASTM has released two new compilations related to building standards, ASTM Standards in Building Codes, 40th Edition, and ASTM International Standards on Sustainability in Buildings. 

According to ASTM, the new ASTM Standards in Building Codes, which is 25 percent new or revised, provides information on the latest code requirements. It includes more than 1,550 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods from the ASTM Annual Book of Standards. ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in three formats: online subscription, CD-ROM or a four-volume printed set.

In addition, ASTM International Standards on Sustainability in Buildings is designed to serve as a resource for addressing environmental issues related to the design, construction and operation of environmentally sound and resource-efficient sustainable buildings. It is available in CD-ROM.
Info www.astm.org or call 610/832-9585. 


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