Educational courses on commercial and residential installation, field testing/forensic evaluation and fenestration anchorage have been released by The American Architectural Manufacturers Association as part of its FenestrationMasters® programme.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released education courses on commercial and residential installation, field testing/forensic evaluation and fenestration anchorage, as part of the association’s FenestrationMasters® programme. This is the fifth group of FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA.
“FenestrationMasters thus far has provided a broad range of information on assembled products and their requirements then went deeper into the details of components and on to building and energy codes,” says Dean Lewis, AAMA Educational & Technical Information Manager. “Group 5 now takes us to the point of the products’ actual use, covering flashing and sealants for installation, residential and commercial installation, anchorage, field testing and forensic evaluation. While challenging, many candidates will find this to be the most practical, useful and interesting portion of the entire course of study.”
Group 1 courses cover product types and design considerations, window, door and skylight performance standards, proper glass selection and speciality performance considerations (blast, impact, tornado and acoustics). Group 2 courses cover profile performance and material considerations, as well as coatings and finishes. Group 3 courses cover hardware, weatherstrip and weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication. Group 4 courses cover code requirements, energy efficiency and thermal performance, as well as skylights and daylighting.
Group 6 (curtain wall systems and storefronts) will be released this month. Full course listings can be found at www.aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters.