Publications

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  1. Metal Finishes Manual

    Metal Finishes Manual

    • 2006
    • AMP 500-06

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    Provides classification designation and recommended specifications for finishes applicable to architectural metals; introduction section plus sections on finishes for aluminum, the copper alloys, stainless steel, carbon steel and iron, and applied coatings. (AMP 500-06)

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  2. Metal Stairs Manual

    Metal Stairs Manual

    • 1992
    • AMP 510-92

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    Photographs, details and specifications of all types of architectural metal stairs and stair components, ranging from strictly functional service stairs to elaborate ornamental stairs; includes load tables and dimensional guides. (AMP 510-92)

  3. Pipe Railing Systems Manual

    Pipe Railing Systems Manual

    • 2012
    • AMP 521-01 (R2012)

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    A guide for design professionals, the construction industry and the suppliers of railings featuring up-to-date data on the materials appropriate for use in modern pipe railings, graphic representations of some of the more commonly used construction details, recommendations for their proper structural design under current regulations, advice concerning their installation and anchorage, and guidelines for specifying them. (ANSI/NAAMM AMP 521-01)

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  4. Code of Standard Practice For the Architectural Metal Industry

    Code of Standard Practice For the Architectural Metal Industry

    • 1992
    • AMP 555-92

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    This Code defines commonly accepted industry practices in the use of architectural metals, which is an all encompassing category, including metal fabrications, ornamental metals, miscellaneous iron, sheet metal fabrications, expansion joint cover assemblies, and numerous other metal products. It will provide guidance from design through construction and should produce economical and efficient benefits, including use of design time, materials and labor, for all parties to the contract. In preparing contract documents, this Code may be incorporated by reference and may be used in the interpretation of contracts. (AMP 555-92) 

  5. Guide Specifications for Basic Detention Equipment Requirements

    Guide Specifications for Basic Detention Equipment Requirements

    • 2009
    • DEMA 111900-09

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    Guide Specifications for Basic Detention Equipment Requirements

  6. Guide Specifications For Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    Guide Specifications For Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    • 2005
    • DEMA 111910/HMMA 863-04

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    Guide Specifications For Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

  7. Guide Specificatons for Detention Fixed Exterior Windows

    Guide Specificatons for Detention Fixed Exterior Windows

    • 2009
    • DEMA 111950-09

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    Guide Specificatons for Detention Fixed Exterior Windows

  8. Guide Specifications for Security Metal Ceilings

    Guide Specifications for Security Metal Ceilings

    • 2012
    • DEMA 111970-12

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    Guide Specifications for Security Metal Ceilings

  9. Guide Specifications for Detention Electronic Requirements

    Guide Specifications for Detention Electronic Requirements

    • 2011
    • DEMA 111990-11

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    Guide Specifications for Detention Electronic Requirements

  10. Guide Specifications For Expanded Metal Lathing and Furring

    Guide Specifications For Expanded Metal Lathing and Furring

    • 2009
    • EMLA 920-09

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    A guide for the specification writer, inspector and contractor, providing detailed information about many metal lath and plaster assemblies. Includes exteriors, partitions, vertical furring, wood studs, control joints, ceilings, fireproofing, and reinforcement of other plaster bases. (EMLA 920-09)

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  11. Analysis of the Transverse Load Test Results from EMLA Report L-11-1869a per ICC-ES AC191-11

    Analysis of the Transverse Load Test Results from EMLA Report L-11-1869a per ICC-ES AC191-11

    • 2012
    • EMLA L-11-1869a

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    EMLA conducted testing on common metal lath and stucco assemblies to provide baseline data to designers, end-users, and standards organizations. The objective of this report is to analyze this data and provide allowable loads for the tested assemblies.

  12. Transverse Load Test on Stucco Panels

    Transverse Load Test on Stucco Panels

    • 2012
    • EMLA L-11-1869a R1

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    Transverse load tests were performed on 18 stucco wall assemblies with 2.5 (see Report Number L-11-1869a R1) and 3.4 (see Report Number L-11-1869b R1) self-furring expanded metal lath in general accordance with ICC-ES AC191, Acceptance Criteria for Metal Plaster Bases (Lath), effective June, 2009. Both reports present the description of the tests performed, the results of the testing, and the findings. The following EMLA companies participated in the test: Alabama Metal Industries Corp. (AMICO), California Expanded Metal Company (CEMCO) and Clark-Dietrich Building Systems, LLC.

  13. Transverse Load Test on Stucco Panels B

    Transverse Load Test on Stucco Panels B

    • 2012
    • EMLA L-11-1869b R1

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    Transverse load tests were performed on 18 stucco wall assemblies with 2.5 (see Report Number L-11-1869a R1) and 3.4 (see Report Number L-11-1869b R1) self-furring expanded metal lath in general accordance with ICC-ES AC191, Acceptance Criteria for Metal Plaster Bases (Lath), effective June, 2009. Both reports present the description of the tests performed, the results of the testing, and the findings. The following EMLA companies participated in the test: Alabama Metal Industries Corp. (AMICO), California Expanded Metal Company (CEMCO) and Clark-Dietrich Building Systems, LLC.

  14. Standards For Expanded Metal

    Standards For Expanded Metal

    • 2015
    • EMMA 557-15

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    An authoritative guide to the use of expanded metal products. Includes product selection considerations, terminology and manufacturing tolerances. Discusses the manufacturing process and expanded metal applications. (EMMA 557-15)

  15. Guide Specifications For Design of Metal Flagpoles

    Guide Specifications For Design of Metal Flagpoles

    • 2007
    • FP 1001-07

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    A comprehensive guide for determining the wind pressure of flagpoles, flag loading, bending moments, shear forces and torsional movements on pole, stress analysis and the calculation procedures for each. And there's an appendix of sample calculations to use for review. (ANSI/ NAAMM FP 1001-07) (and receive the Metal Flag Pole Manual Free)

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  16. Metal Flagpole Manual

    Metal Flagpole Manual

    • 1980
    • FP 1980

    Metal Flagpole Manual (FP 1980) - No longer available for download or purchase. To be part of the revision process, contact NAAMM.

  17. Introduction to Custom Hollow Metal

    Introduction to Custom Hollow Metal

    • 1996
    • HMMA 800-96

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  18. Glossary of Terms for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Glossary of Terms for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2012
    • HMMA 801-12

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    Glossary of Terms for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  19. Manufacturing of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Manufacturing of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2007
    • HMMA 802-07

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    Manufacturing of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  20. Steel Tables

    Steel Tables

    • 2008
    • HMMA 803-08

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    Steel Tables

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  21. Quality Control Template for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames Manufacturers

    Quality Control Template for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames Manufacturers

    • 2012
    • HMMA 804-12

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    Quality Control Template for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames Manufacturers

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  22. Recommended Selection and Usage Guide for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Recommended Selection and Usage Guide for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2012
    • HMMA 805-12

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    Recommended Selection and Usage Guide for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  23. Defining Undercuts

    Defining Undercuts

    • 2003
    • HMMA 810 TN01-03

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    Defining Undercuts HMMA 810 TN01-03

  24. Hollow Metal Doors

    Hollow Metal Doors

    • 2009
    • HMMA 810-09

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    Hollow Metal Doors

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  25. Grouting Hollow Metal Frames

    Grouting Hollow Metal Frames

    • 2003
    • HMMA 820 TN01-03

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    Grouting Hollow Metal Frames HMMA 820 TN01-03

  26. Continuously Welded Frames

    Continuously Welded Frames

    • 2003
    • HMMA 820 TN02-03

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    Continuously Welded Frames HMMA 820 TN02-03

  27. Guidelines for Glazing Hollow Metal Transoms, Sidelights and Windows

    Guidelines for Glazing Hollow Metal Transoms, Sidelights and Windows

    • 2007
    • HMMA 820 TN03-07

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    Guidelines for Glazing Hollow Metal Transoms, Sidelights and Windows HMMA 820-TN03-07

  28. Hollow Metal Frames

    Hollow Metal Frames

    • 2008
    • HMMA 820-08

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    Hollow Metal Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  29. Hardware Selection for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Hardware Selection for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2002
    • HMMA 830-02

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    Hardware Selection for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  30. Hardware Locations for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Hardware Locations for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2011
    • HMMA 831-11

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    Recommended Hardware Locations for Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  31. Painting Hollow Metal Products

    Painting Hollow Metal Products

    • 2007
    • HMMA 840 TN01-07

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    Painting Hollow Metal Products HMMA 840 TN01-07

  32. Maintenance of Installed Hollow Metal Products

    Maintenance of Installed Hollow Metal Products

    • 2010
    • HMMA 840 TN02-10

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    Maintenance of Installed Hollow Metal Products HMMA 840 TN02-10

  33. Guide Specifications For Installation and Storage of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Guide Specifications For Installation and Storage of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2007
    • HMMA 840-07

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    (HMMA 840-07)

  34. Tolerances and Clearances for Commercial Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Tolerances and Clearances for Commercial Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2013
    • HMMA 841-13

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    Tolerances and Clearances for Commercial Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  35. Fire Rated Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    Fire Rated Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    • 2014
    • HMMA 850-14

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    (HMMA 850-14)

    HMMA's Standards provide authoritative, unbiased information regarding the manufacture, design and use of hollow metal products. The chief objective of our standards is the promotion of careful workmanship and the use of good design practices and quality materials. The establishment of appropriate standards is helpful not only to the architect and manufacturer, but to the contractor and building owner as well.

  36. Guide Specifications For Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    Guide Specifications For Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    • 2013
    • HMMA 860-13

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    (HMMA 860-13)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  37. Guide Specifications For Commercial Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    Guide Specifications For Commercial Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    • 2014
    • HMMA 861-14

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    (HMMA 861-00)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  38. Guide Specifications For Commercial Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    Guide Specifications For Commercial Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

    • 2013
    • HMMA 862-13

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    (HMMA 862-13)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  39. Guide Specifications for Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Guide Specifications for Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2014
    • HMMA 863-14

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    Guide Specifications for Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  40. Guide Specifications For Sound Control Hollow Metal Doors and Frame Assemblies

    Guide Specifications For Sound Control Hollow Metal Doors and Frame Assemblies

    • 2013
    • HMMA 865-13

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    (HMMA 865-13)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  41. Guide Specifications for Stainless Steel Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Guide Specifications for Stainless Steel Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2012
    • HMMA 866-12

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    (HMMA 866-12)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  42. Guide Specifications for Commercial Laminated Core Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    Guide Specifications for Commercial Laminated Core Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

    • 2016
    • HMMA 867-16

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    (HMMA 867-16)

    These specifications have been prepared in accordance with the CSI recommended format with Part 1 - General, Part 2 - Product and Part 3 - Execution. Guide specifications are intended to be used as the basis for developing job specifications and must be edited to fit specific job requirements.

  43. Technical Summary

    Technical Summary

    • 2006
    • HMMA 890-06

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    Technical Summary HMMA 890-06

  44. Metal Bar Grating Manual

    Metal Bar Grating Manual

    • 2009
    • MBG 531-09

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    Technical data, specifications, and recommended practices applicable to steel, stainless steel and aluminum gratings; includes photographs, load tables and details of typical installations. (ANSI/NAAMM MBG 531-09)

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  45. Heavy Duty Metal Bar Grating Manual

    Heavy Duty Metal Bar Grating Manual

    • MBG 532-09

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    Essential current technical data concerning heavy duty bar gratings of structural carbon steel and stainless steel. Includes information on types of gratings, fabrication, dimensional standards, load tables, installation and guide specifications. (ANSI/NAAMM MBG 532-09)

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  46. Welding Standards for Fabrication of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Bar Grating

    Welding Standards for Fabrication of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Bar Grating

    • 2009
    • MBG 533-09

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  47. Metal Bar Grating Engineering Design Manual

    Metal Bar Grating Engineering Design Manual

    • 2014
    • MBG 534-14

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  48. Guide Specifications For Manufactured Steel Detention Cells

    Guide Specifications For Manufactured Steel Detention Cells

    • SCM 13135-96

    A specification covering the requirements, including labor, materials, services and equipment for the manufacturing, delivering and installing of pre-engineered, prefabricated Steel Detention Cells. (SCM 13135-96)

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