AAMA Releases Test Method for Operating Forces of CW and AW Class Windows, Sliding and Terrace Doors

AAMA 513-12, Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of CW and AW Class Operable Windows, Sliding Glass Doors and Terrace Doors in Accessible Spaces was recently released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).“AAMA 513-12 provides a consistent, repeatable, laboratory test method for validating the capability of operable window designs, properly installed and maintained,” says Steve Fronek (Apogee Enterprises), Chair of AAMA’s ADA Test Methods for Hardware Task Group. “Design teams can help ensure that fresh air and a connection with the outdoors are made accessible to people with physical disabilities, by specifying windows capable of meeting operating force and motion requirements of ICC/ANSI A117.1.”Developed by AAMA’s ADA Test Methods for Hardware Task Group, AAMA 513-12 references important industry documents which include AAMA 910, Voluntary “Life Cycle” Specifications and Test Methods for AW Class Architectural Windows and Doors, as well as the following ASTM documents: ASTM E283, ASTM E331, ASTM E330 and ASTM E547.AAMA 513-12, Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of CW and AW Class Operable Windows, Sliding Glass Doors and Terrace Doors in Accessible Spaces is available for AAMA members to download at a cost of $15.

Non-members may purchase the document at a cost of $45 for download. The specification is also available for purchase on CD and hardcopy. To order AAMA 513-12, visit AAMA’s Publication Store.

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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Date: 7 January 2013
Source: AAMA

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