Volume 6, Number 3, Summer 2001

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Call for candidates to serve on the CCCME

The National Research Council (NRC) is seeking candidates to serve on the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME).

The CCCME was established by NRC to support innovation, technology transfer, productivity and competitiveness in the Canadian construction industry, and to enhance public safety in the built environment. It is responsible for providing policy direction on all matters pertaining to the operation of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), and for ensuring the reliability and quality of technical decisions and reporting.

CCCME members are appointed by NRC. Such appointments do not carry remuneration, but expenses incurred to assist in Commission meetings, typically held once a year, are reimbursed by 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. In order to provide an opportunity for the Commission to benefit from new ideas and different points of view, its policies and procedures stipulate that one third to one half of the membership may be changed every three years. Such a rotation is about to be conducted. New appointments and re-appointments will be effective November 1, 2002.

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 CCMC. Members are expected to exercise broad objective judgements and are chosen for their individual interests and abilities rather than as delegates or representatives of any particular association or group. They are not permitted to name alternates.

The Commission is currently seeking representation from the following sectors:

  • Regulatory
    provincial, territorial and municipal building officials; municipal infrastructure administrators; and provincial ministries of transport;
  • Manufacturing
    members of the private sector involved in the manufacture of building and infrastructure materials, products and systems;
  • 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.

Those interested in serving on the Commission should submit a resumé with details of their personal history, by December 31, 2001 to:
Mr. R. C. Waters, P. Eng.
Secretary, CCCMENational Research Council of Canada
M-24, Montreal Road Campus
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0R6