Director of Codes, Standards & Technical Activities, Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Education and Training
SmithBucklin is seeking a Director of Codes, Standards & Technical Activities to serve our association management client organization, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system.
Under the general oversight of the WDMA Vice President of Technical Activities, the Director will be responsible for supporting WDMA's technical services programs and representing WDMA in the development and maintenance of building codes and standards impacting windows, doors and skylights. This includes development and maintenance of WDMA technical standards for windows, doors, & skylights; representing WDMA interests in the development and maintenance of relevant codes and standards developed by International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM, UL, and certain state code activities. In addition, the Director will provide staff support to the WDMA National Architectural Door Council (NADC); assist in the planning and development of WDMA meetings and conferences; represent WDMA interests in other relevant industry organizations; provide regular updates for WDMA newsletters and relevant content for WDMA publications and other communications; develop and manage code, standard and technical services program content for WDMA's website; and, assist in WDMA market research projects.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Represent WDMA interest in the development and maintenance of building codes and standards such as:
ICC's International Residential Code, International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Existing Building Code, Wildland Urban Interface Fire Code, and ICC 700 National Green Building Standard;
ASHRAE's Standard 90.1 – Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, Standard 90.2 – Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and Standard 189.1 – Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings;
NFPA's NFPA 80;
ASTM Standards E330, E331, E1886, E1986, F2090, F2006 and others;
UL 10B and UL 10C; and,
Florida and California state codes and related activities.
Manage and coordinate development of WDMA technical standards and product category rules for windows, doors and skylights in accordance with ANSI and WDMA standards development policies and procedures and maintain WDMA's ANSI accreditation accordingly.
Provide staff support to WDMA committee/councils, including:
WDMA Exterior Products Code Committee
WDMA Exterior Products Standards Committee
WDMA Joint Document Management Committee
WDMA Market Research Workgroup
WDMA's National Architectural Door Council (NADC)
NADC Architectural Door Codes and Standards Committee
WDMA Safety & Risk Management Committee
Develop and coordinate program content for WDMA technical meetings, conferences and webinars and deliver presentations at WDMA and industry-related conferences.
Draft technical interpretation bulletins for specific provisions within WDMA standards.
Represent WDMA interests in other industry organizations and forums developing standards or with other activities relevant to the window, door, and skylight industry.
Write articles and regular relevant updates for WDMA publications, e-newsletters and websites.
Bachelor's degree from a four year accredited college/university
5+ years of experience in trade associations, government, or building-industry related organizations
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong written, analytical and verbal communication skills
Proficient in time management and organizational skills
Experience with construction, codes and standards development, energy efficiency, and/or sustainability issues
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