AAMA, AEC, GANA and IGMA Issue Joint Statement Regarding NFRC's CMA

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" CMA.

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 public.

CLICK HERE to read the joint statement: AAMA, AEC, GANA, IGMA Unite to Address NFRC Component Modeling Approach.