by Brianna Crandall — August 31, 2016 — The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced the introduction of a new offering from the association’s education program. The Fundamentals of Fenestration course provides basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights, covering both residential and light commercial products, as well as commercial and architectural applications.
Useful for facilities managers seeking basic knowledge of fenestration for more effective project management or maintenance and operations, the online course is designed for use by several audiences, as well as qualifying for continuing education credits. Audiences include:
- Professionals new to the industry: This course serves as an effective introduction to the FenestrationMasters program, especially for the Associate level. Candidates will learn a basic working vocabulary and become familiar with functions and requirements of fenestration products.
- Experienced professionals: Industry veterans can learn specific terminology used in AAMA educational courses in order to avoid confusion among regional and other differences in the way some terms may be used.
- Homeowners: The information in this course also may be useful to consumers in the selection and purchase of windows, doors and skylights in order to improve basic working knowledge of these products.
Upon successful completion of this course, one hour of continuing education credit can be earned, as recognized by the following organizations:
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) — course also qualifies for Health Safety Welfare (HSW) credit
- International Code Council (ICC)
Fundamentals of Fenestration may be purchased from the AAMA online store. Three-month unlimited access to the course costs $40 for AAMA members and $80 for non-members. Customers will receive a downloadable link to the course within two to three business days of placing an order.