meeting long with little progress
In a two-hour meeting of the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) there
was much discussion but little course of action decided, according
to Stan Smith Executive Director of the Glass Association of North
The meeting started off with Greg Carney, Technical Director of
GANA and task group chair, posing a question and his concern to
the general council about the taking of minutes by NFRC staff in
the last few meetings. When he took over as chair, Carney was told
that only notes had to be taken but he pointed out that a number
of actions take place that, even though they get recorded in notes,
they are not necessarily recorded as actions of the subcommittee.
Despite the issue being raised, the question posed and discussion
ensued, there was no definitive action or answer provided before
the end of the meeting, according to Smith.
The group passed a motion recommending the NFRC task groups be
elevated to subcommittee level and potentially disbanded, "so
that votes could be taken and perhaps progress move forward on certification
issues." That topic will be taken to the subcommittee, which
will make a decision on whether or not to hear it or send it back
to task group level.
Finally, there was some discussion surrounding the latest revision
to the peer review element process flowchart, to which there were
some proposed language changes and possible procedural changes offered
by Steve Selkowitz with Laurence Berkley National Laboratories.
That will also be an issue of consideration for the subcommittee
As Smith reported, on these topics there was a lot of discussion,
many points and counter points made, but no real progress and no