AAMA Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures.
“AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," said Andrea Rhodes, AAMA technical operations supervisor, who was instrumental in working with ANSI to secure the accreditation. "Since that time, the association has maintained an open consensus process that takes into account all views and aspects of the industry equally. Now, we have the proof to back that up.”
In order to maintain ANSI accreditation, standards developers must adhere to the ANSI Essential Requirements that govern the consensus development process of American National Standards. All interested and affected parties can participate in a standard's development, as standards developers accredited by ANSI must meet the requirements for "openness, balance, consensus and other due process safeguards,” according to ANSI.