Committee Moves CMA PCP Ballot Forward; Board Approves
A number of meetings took place yesterday afternoon during the
National Fenestration Rating Council's (NFRC) Fall Meeting. The
Rating Committee, including the Component Modeling Approach (CMA)
- Ratings Subcommittee, were among the groups that met. Gary Curtis
of West Wall Group chaired the subcommittee session. The group discussed
and reviewed ballot negatives and comments regarding the CMA product
certification program (PCP).
|Jim Benney (center), NFRC
executive director, thanked Joe Hayden (right), NFRC chair,
for all his hard work. Gary Curtis (left) was recognized as
an outgoing board member. Marcia Falke (not pictured) was also
recognized as an outgoing board member.
One negative discussed was to allow for default frame values. Some
members have argued that allowing for the inclusion of default values
will be easier for commercial manufacturers, ensuring that they
would not have to model/simulate all of their products. The negative,
however, was found non-persuasive.
During the Ratings Committee meeting that followed, Curtis reported
that the all the ballots had been resolved and asked for committee
approval and to move the CPC forward for board approval. The motion
carried and was brought forward to the board this morning. The board
also unanimously carried the motion to approve the CMA PCP.
Joe Hayden, NFRC chairperson, thanked everyone involved for their
hard work, time and effort in bringing the document to completion.
There were also a few other subcommittee activities that moved
for board approval. The Ratings Committee approved the Labeling
Subcommittee's ballot for permanent label requirements, which was
also carried by the board this morning. In addition, the Certification
Subcommittee successfully balloted PCP language for insulating glass
certification. The group asked the committee for approval and implementation
upon publication with a mandatory date of July 1, 2010. The motion
carried at committee level and also by the board this morning.
Also during the board meeting, Jim Benney, NFRC executive director,
recognized and thanked outgoing board members Marcia Falke from
Keystone Certifications Inc. and Gary Curtis.
The NFRC's next meeting will take place March 2-5, 2009 in Tucson,
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