Volume 16, Number 4, December 2011
The National Research Council is seeking candidates to serve on the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME). The CCCME was established by the NRC to provide policy advice on all matters pertaining to the operation of NRC’s Canadian Construction Materials Centre (NRC-CCMC) and to ensure the reliability and quality of technical decisions and reporting.
NRC-CCMC offers a national evaluation service for innovative construction materials, products, systems and services used in commercial and residential buildings. Its evaluations are based on the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada and supported by the latest technical research and expertise.
CCCME members are selected from a mix of backgrounds to ensure that the Commission can address both policy and technical issues in a manner representative of the different regions of Canada, sectors of the construction industry, and users of the evaluation, technical information and listing services offered by NRC-CCMC. Members are expected to exercise broad objective judgments and are chosen for their individual experience and abilities rather that as delegates or representatives of any particular association or group. They are not permitted to name alternates.
CCCME members are appointed by the NRC. Such appointments do not carry remuneration, but travel and accommodation expenses incurred to assist in Commission meetings, typically held once a year, are reimbursed by the NRC. The term of appointment is normally three years; members may be re-appointed for further terms subject to maintaining a reasonable degree of membership rotation. New appointments and re-appointments will be effective November 1, 2012.
The Commission is currently seeking representation from the following sectors:
- Regulatory: provincial, territorial and municipal building officials, municipal administrators
- Manufacturing: building materials, products and systems manufacturers
- Major users: architects, engineers, contractors, specification writers, and private and federal agencies with an ownership mandate
- General: those associated with the construction industry in an independent capacity, which may include independent research, testing and certification agencies.
Individuals interested in serving on the CCCME are asked to submit a resumé with details of their professional history by February 24, 2012 to:
Mrs. H.V. Roche
NRC Institute for Research in Construction
Building M24, 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
Fax: (613) 952-0268
For more information
For more information on NRC-CCMC and the CCCME, visit the website.