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2016 NFRC Certified Simulator Workshop
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2016 NFRC Certified Simulator Workshop

This workshop is intended for those seeking certification for computer modeling in accordance with NFRC procedures for determining fenestration product U-factors, Solar Heat Gain Coefficients (SHGC), Visible Transmittance (VT), and Condensation Resistance (CR), utilizing WINDOW and THERM computer programs. Simulation of fenestration products with shading systems (complex glazings) is included in the training.

6/7/2016 to 6/10/2016
When: 6/7/2016
8:00 AM CDT
Where: Best Western Plus at Mall of America
1901 Kilbrew Dr.
Bloomington, Minnesota  55425
United States
Contact: Dennis Anderson

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Additional Information 

Cost: $2,200

Supporting Document: Click here to download

By registering for this workshop, you will also be required to attend a separate Webinar regarding the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program. This program was implemented for certifying commercial products on January 1, 2010, and requires training of THERM6 and CMAST (CMA Software Tool) so simulators know how to enter frame and spacer components into the CMAST libraries. The webinar will be schedule after the take-home exams fromall participants have been received.

This workshop requires knowledge of WINDOW & THERM but you do not have to be proficient. The training is an indepth review of these programs by solving interactive problems, as well as a review of the NFRC accredited laboratory and certified simulator requirements. Training materials will be provided on a USB Drive on the workshop date.

The workshop will be held at Best Western Plus at Mall of America:1901 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425, (952) 854-8200. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Best Western Plus, just mention "NFRC". The deadline to get the negotiated rate of $119/night is May 13, 2016. Call (952) 854-8200 to reserve.

The workshop is planned for 4 days, concluding on Friday, June 10th no later than 2:30 PM. Please plan to arrive on Monday, June 6th in order to be ready for the workshop which starts promptly at 8:00 AM, June 7th . (Note: Please see the "Workshop Supporting Document” for important information regarding schedule and how to make your travel plans). The Best Western provides breakfast for all overnight guests. NFRC will provide coffee, soda, bottled water and lunch for the four days of the workshop. A laptop is REQUIRED for all registrants.


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 3rd, 2016 or when full (space is limited; first come first serve)

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Dennis Anderson, LAP Manager or Jessica Finn,Meetings & Membership Manager



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