Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CMAST, Window 6, and THERM 6 Approved

CMAST along with WINDOW 6 and THERM 6 have been approved by the NFRC Board of Directors for use in the pilot project.

This means that frame and spacer components can now begin to be uploaded into CMAST by accredited labs for approval, and CMA Label Certificates can be generated accordingly by those organizations licensed by NFRC as “ACE Organizations.”

CMAST has been transferred to a production server. The new server address is http://cmast.nfrc.org .

a) On the production server, you will find an upgrade to the CMAST client, CMAST v. 1.0.14. For current software users, you will need to uninstall any previous version of the software prior to running the upgrade.

b) There is a support desk software application also available for use by software users for submitting software problems or recommendations to the help desk: http://support.nfrc.org/

The following grandfathering protocol revision was approved by the Board of Directors last week: Product validation test reports dated between April 1, 2005 and December 31, 2010 shall be accepted for frame component validation in the CMA Program.

There will be an ACE Training Workshop held on Sunday, November 15, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, a day before the NFRC Membership meetings to be held there that week. The workshop registration form and hotel information can be found on the NFRC website at http://nfrc.org/upcomingmeeting.aspx

The next scheduled monthly CMA Pilot Program Update Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. The webinar will cover recent developments in CMAST and the CMA product certification program.

If you have topics related to CMA you'd like to discuss, please submit them to Jessica Ferris, CMA Program Manager (jferris@nfrc.org). Webinar registration can be found on the following CMA page of the NFRC website: http://www.nfrc.org/CMA-Training-Page.aspx

Jen Padgett, CMA Program Coordinator, recently joined the NFRC staff and will be assisting with CMA program processing. Jen Padgett can be reached at 301-589-1776, extension 215 and her email is jpadgett@nfrc.org.