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Specifying authority sa cma overview

Specifying Authority Tutorial(please click on speaker icon to hear instructions on each of the following slides)


Specifying authority sa cma overview

Specifying Authority (SA) & CMA Overview

  • What is a Specifying Authority?

  • What does a Specifying Authority do?

Specifying Authority Tutorial


What is a specifying authority sa

What is a Specifying Authority (SA) ?

The entity that specifies the fenestration products/systems and components, and identifies the suppliers to be used on a commercial or nonresidential project in order to meet design and performance requirements. The Specifying Authority enters into a license agreement with NFRC and obtains an NFRC label certificate for a project. This entity may be, but is not limited to, an architect, engineer, fenestration manufacturer, general contractor or supplier.

  • Executes a project-specific license agreement with NFRC

  • Legal entity owning the CMA Label Certificate

  • Label Certificates will incur no fees in 2014!

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

What does the SA do?

  • Provides the ACE with detailed project specifications

  • Logs into CMAST and opens the notification information

  • Digitally signs the online NFRC License Agreement

  • Accesses the LC publically on web site

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

What does the SA do?

  • Provides the ACE with detailed project specifications

    • This can be done via the Specifying Authority Project Data Form (see below) or by filling out a form provided by your ACE.

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Specifying authority project data form

Specifying Authority Project Data Form

The Specifying Authority Project Data Form can be found on the NFRC website, on the Specifying Authority page (http://www.nfrc.org/CMA/SA.aspx).

This form is to help assist the Specifying Authority in providing all the pertinent information to the ACE org.

The Specifying Authority Project Data Form has all the necessary data for the ACE, including the Specifying Authority & project information.

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

The Specifying Authority Project Data Form will also have information regarding the ACE & IA.

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

Frame, Glazing & Spacer Supplier information must also be filled out by the Specifying Authority.

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

As the example here shows, you’ll need details of the framing sections to ensure your ACE has the proper components.

  • CMA CPD ID # can be found in the CMA CPD at this link: http://cmast.nfrc.org/Component/FrameComponentFind.aspx

Notice Frame Assemblies are numbered:

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

Notice Spacer Edge Seal Assemblies are numbered:

As the example here shows, you’ll need details of the spacer sections to ensure your ACE has the proper components.

  • CMA CPD ID # can be found in the CMA CPD at this link: http://cmast.nfrc.org/Component/SpacerComponentFind.aspx

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

Notice Glazing Assemblies are numbered:

As the example here shows, you’ll need details of the glazing sections to ensure your ACE has the proper components.

  • CMA CPD ID # can be found in the CMA CPD at this link: http://cmast.nfrc.org/Component/GlazingComponentFind.aspx

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Specifying Authority Project Data Form

As the example here shows, you’ll assemble your sections (along with width & height) to ensure your ACE has the proper components.

Insert the Assembly Number as appropriate:

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

What does the SA do?

  • Logs into CMAST web and opens the notification information

Specifying Authority Tutorial


What does the sa do

What does the SA do?

  • Digitally signs the online NFRC License Agreement

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What does the sa do1

What does the SA do?

  • Accesses the LC publically on web site

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Specifying Authority Tutorial-Part 2


Component modeling approach overview

Component Modeling Approach Overview

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Cma fundamental concept

CMA Fundamental Concept

Frame component

Spacer component

Glazing component

Glazing infill / Center of Glazing assembly

Frame system / Frame assembly

Spacer system / spacer assembly

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION

Overall product rating calculation

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Where do components come from

CMA Overview

Where do Components Come From?

  • Frame Components

    • simulated by NFRC accredited simulations labs

    • Validation test by NFRC accredited lab

    • IA reviews test and sim report, uploads to CMAST

    • CMAST eliminates the need for detailed simulation!

    • Great simplification for general use

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Where do components come from1

CMA Overview

Where do Components Come From?

  • Spacer components

    • simulated by NFRC accredited labs

    • IAs review and upload to CMAST

    • No validation testing

  • NFRC offers 4 generic spacers

  • Spacer component data are limited to date

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Glazing components

CMA Overview

Glazing Components

  • Manufacturers submit optical measurements to LBNL for initial review

  • LBNL administers interlaboratory comparison to industry

  • LBNL upload data to International Glazing database (IGDB)

  • Manufacturers ask to participate with NFRC rating program

    • Pay annual participation and annual component fee

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Cma program terms

CMA Program Terms

  • CMA Software Tool (CMAST)

  • CMA Product Certification Program (PCP)

    • NFRC 705, download from www.nfrc.org

  • Calculation Entity Approval Program (CEAP)

    • NFRC 708, download from www.nfrc.org

    • Governs CEAP Program, ACE activity

    • ACE-Approved Calculation Entity

    • ACE Organization-where ACEs employed

  • Accreditation Policy Committee (APC)

    • Reports to Board, manage CEAP

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Cma product certification program pcp process

CMA Product Certification Program (PCP) Process

  • Product certification occurs when a product’s ratings become part of a CMA Label Certificate

  • Products certified for a particular project can be used in subsequent projects

    • Will get new CPD IDs

  • Approved components and certified products are maintained indefinitely in CMAST until they are de-listed either voluntarily or for cause

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Nfrc ratings available in cmast

NFRC Ratings Available in CMAST

  • From CMAST

    • U-factor -Heat loss rating

    • SHGC-Solar Heat Gain Coefficient rating

    • VT-Visible Transmittance rating

  • Not available in CMAST

    • Air Leakage rating

    • Condensation Resistance rating (CR)

      • Could be in future

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

CMA Process

  • CMAST DEVELOPMENT

    • Manufacturers have components (glazings, frames, spacers) simulated, and submits to the IA

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CMA Process

  • CMAST DEVELOPMENT

    • The IA reviews and approves all components before they are available for use in CMA

    • Once uploaded into the online CMAST database, components are available to all users

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Cma process

CMA Process

  • LABEL CERTIFICATE DEVELOPMENT

    • During this phase, the Specifying Authority contacts an NFRC ACE Mfr. or Ind. Organization to generate CMA Label Certificate.

    • The IA performs audits and spot reviews of CMA Label Certificates generated by ACE Organizations

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CMA Process

  • FIELD INSPECTION PHASE

    • Finally, the CMA Label Certificate is posted on-site for field inspection

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

CMA Quality Assurance Process

  • Documentation Trail Audits for SAs

    • IA conducts a documentation (paper-trail) audit to ensure the label certificate systems match the actual systems

    • Confirm LC calculations match actual product using drawings and BOMs

    • 1 in 20 (5%) chance of Label certificates audit

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Cma items

CMA Items

  • CMA may not be used on residential projects

    • NFRC 705, section 1.2.2.1 indicates an SA may request LCs for commercial only

    • Limited product types, see NFRC 100, section 5.9.2(may be updated soon)

  • NFRC 704 has all CMA fees (updated annually, on web site)

    • Many changes for manufacturers in 2014

    • Limited changes for ACE Orgs

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Cma bid report

CMA bid Report

Used

During

Plan

Review or

Bidding

process

Not

Valid

For

Code

compliance

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Overview cma program

Overview, CMA Program

NFRC CMA Label Certificate

(cover page):

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Overview, CMA Program

NFRC CMA Label Certificate (page 2):

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Overview, CMA Program

Supplemental information report

Now

Optional!

Must Select before LC request!

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CMA Information

http://www.nfrc.org/CMA/Default.aspx

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Cma and the building energy codes

CMA and the Building Energy Codes

  • Most states reference ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC

    • NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 are in each of these codes exclusively

    • Only defaults are alternative

  • NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 reference are how codes make reference to CMAST and CMA program

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Cma and energy codes

CMA and Energy Codes

  • AAMA 507 certificates not allowed per all energy codes

    • Defeated at IECC about 3 years ago

  • Encourage your clients to use LCs

  • Discourage all other compliance methods

  • Call NFRC for clarification

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Specifying authority sa cma overview

Additional Resources

  • NFRC public site: www.nfrc.org

  • NFRC Community Site: http://nfrccommunity.site-ym.com/

  • CMA Webpage: http://www.nfrc.org/CMA/Default.aspx

  • ACEs:http://nfrccommunity.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=ACEs

  • NFRC Staff:

    Jen Padgett CMA Program Coordinator, 240-821-9515

    Ray McGowan Senior Program Manager, 240-821-9510

  • CMAST Support

    • Email: [email protected]

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