CMA update on first day of NFRC Summer Meeting

NFRC News Now
July 21, 2009

John Lewis, senior manager of business and outreach for National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., provided a progress report on the Component Modeling Approach on the first day of NFRC Summer Meeting, July 20-23, Baltimore.

Two of the key improvements CMA offers over the Site Built Program are that 1.) Approved components do not require re-certification, and 2.) A single label certificate per project takes the place of multiple certificates.

Beta testing of CMA is complete, and release of CMAST V 1.0.00 took place on July 6, 2009. Testing and evaluation continues as technical details are fine tuned. Several organizations have volunteered to take part of the pilot program, and the Heschong-Mahone Group in California will provide promotional efforts mainly in California. Ongoing promotional efforts, however, will seek to expand the CMA program beyond California, according to a July 20 report in NFRC News Now.

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