AAMA, AEC, GANA and IGMA Issue Joint Statement Regarding
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the
Aluminum Extruders Council (EAC), the Glass Association of North
America (GANA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA)
have issued a joint statement regarding the National Fenestration
Rating Council's (NFRC) Component Modeling Approach (CMA). The groups
say they are making every effort to address what they have "collectively
and repeatedly stated as being the ongoing issues relative to the"
According to the statement, the issues primarily concern the proposed
fee structure, as well as the fact that the nature of the highly
customized segment of the commercial market, specifically unit curtainwall,
is not conducive to the CMA program as it is currently proposed.
AAMA, AEC, GANA and IGMA say that while it is unclear at this time
how NFRC will proceed, they have all four been invited to solicit
their respective memberships for volunteers to participate as "subject
matter experts" related to custom architectural products in a CMA
project management evaluation process designed by the consulting
firm hired by NFRC to oversee development and implementation of
this program. The four organizations say they are committed to working
toward a solution that meets the needs of both the industry and
HERE to read the joint statement: AAMA, AEC, GANA, IGMA Unite
to Address NFRC Component Modeling Approach.