2018 was a busy and intensive year for NARM, responding to and driving change in various technical and legislative changes in our industry – and 2019 looks set to be equally, if not more challenging, with a raft of new initiatives and standards on the horizon.
These include consultations on revisions to the Building Regulations; the publication of the new EN 17037 standard for Daylight in Buildings in the UK; new Working Groups within the Construction Products Association; a new NARM Fire Sub committee; and liaison with the BBA in respect of proposed changes to their certification scheme. Our Product Standards Representative, Jeremy Dunn, has also recently been elected to the council of Eurolux, the European trade association for rooflight manufacturers.
NARM’s elected officers should be applauded on the time they take out from their regular jobs, to provide expertise and energy to support these and other important initiatives that shape our industry.
One such individual who has over the years made a huge contribution to NARM as well as playing a major role in the ACR – the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety – is Chris Pearce, who has just announced his retirement.
Chris was a founder member of NARM, having played a major role in the Association’s formation over twenty years ago. His energy and passion for improving safety and his contribution to the rooflight industry will be greatly missed.
Keep in touch, Chris and enjoy your well-earned retirement. We’ll be keeping up the good work in your absence.