Technical Roundtable: Specifying Windows, Doors, and Skylights Using Performance Standards

When:  Jan 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

The North American Fenestration Standard - AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 - and its predecessors have all been milestones in a decades-long effort to provide a level playing field for objectively evaluating the performance characteristics and quality attributes of fenestration products regardless of their framing material.   Key features make the standard a practical tool for architects and specifiers. These include:

  • Performance Based
  • Material Neutral 
  • Referenced by IBC and IRC
  • Multinational in Scope
This roundtable will provide you a better understanding of these standards and how to be successful in using them.

Presented by: Jason Seals | Certification Manager | American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA/CES/HSW LU (course #: NAFS-11)

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the evolution of window and door standards and code references.
  2. Recognize how to use the standard to specify product type, performance level and key performance attributes.
  3. Analyze special requirements for different window and door types.
  4. Learn to use the short form specifications.

Jason_Seals.jpgJason Seals came to AAMA in 2014 with over 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA's Certification Manager, he directs all certification-related activities of the association with direct management responsibilities for the AAMA air, water and structural Gold Label Certification Program, the AAMA Thermal Certification Program, Verified Components Program, Certified Profiles Program, and the Laboratory Accreditation Program. He also manages all aspects of the ANSI accreditation requirements in addition to certification-related audits, and acts as advisory staff liaison to assigned member groups within the association.​​

Registration ends Friday, January 5 for priority member seating.  Limited seating available on a first come basis. Complimentary to members and non-members. Non-members requesting to attend will be added to a waiting list until registration end date. Notification of available non-member spaces is sent at least two business days in advance.


Beth Winkler


Pella Crafted Luxury
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #100 (entrance on Wells St.)
Chicago, IL 60654