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USGNN Original StoryAAMA Skylight Fall Protection Task Group Chair Presents Current Findings to ASTM; To Develop Test Method Working Draft

The Skylight Council's Skylight Fall Protection Task Group of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, recently presented the group's in-progress findings to the ASTM Working Group handling the "Specification of Human Impact Criteria, with Procedure for Testing and Rating Plastic-Glazed Unit Skylights and Related Products used on Commercial Walkable Roofs for Fall-Through Resistance." (CLICK HERE for related story.)

"The scope in question and the working draft of the specification was presented and is under consideration of the ASTM working group," said John Westerfield of CrystaLite Inc., chair of the task group. "As the ASTM call occurred shortly after the AAMA task group call, the standard review process was not given. The documents presented were done in a manner to clarify that they were not yet reviewed nor agreed upon by the AAMA Skylight Council at this juncture."

Westerfield currently is in the process of receiving and compiling comments on his task group's scope. In addition, the task group has been asked to provide a draft of the test method to be used as a working draft, prior to its next conference call with the ASTM group.

"There is much to be discussed and debated," Westerfield says. "However, moving forward with new drafted documents is a step in the right direction toward developing a standard/test method based on a consensus of all those involved."

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