AAMA Releases Courses on Curtain Wall and Storefront Design, Energy

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released education courses on curtain wall design, aluminum storefronts and entrances, as well as energy and the architectural fenestration industry, as part of the association’s FenestrationMasters® program.

This is the sixth group of FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA.  

“Because of the complexity of the topics and their specificity to the commercial market, the courses in Group 6 are exclusively required of FenestrationMaster™ students,” says Angela Dickson, AAMA's marketing manager. “As this group represents the final courses in the program, AAMA is very excited to have the entire curriculum available to students, with the certification exam launching at the beginning of July.”

* Group 1 courses cover product types and design considerations, window, door and skylight performance standards, proper glass selection and specialty 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 5 courses cover commercial and residential installation, as well as field testing/forensic evaluation and fenestration anchorage.

“FenestrationMasters is truly unique in that it is the only publicly available professional education and certification program concentrated on the fenestration industry. Due to AAMA’s material and product neutrality, as well as our long history of technical expertise, students will learn from an unbiased, industry-leading source,” says Dickson.

For a full course listing, visit www.aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters.

About FenestrationMasters

FenestrationMasters, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, was developed to help companies differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have pursued a well-rounded education in the fenestration industry.

There are two different credentials available through the program, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam: FenestrationMaster™ and FenestrationAssociate™. To qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification, no minimum education or experience is required.To qualify for the FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met:

* Four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years experience

* Six years fenestration product-related experience

More Information

FenestrationMasters courses can be purchased by group or by annual subscription through AAMA's Publication Store, http://pubstore.aamanet.org/pubstore/ProductResults.asp?cat=28. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. AAMA members receive further reduced pricing. For questions regarding the FenestrationMasters program, visit http://www.aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters or contact fenestrationmasters@aamanet.org.

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, www.aamanet.org.

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