Those of you who have read my past dissertations regarding the
changes at FM Global and its efforts to approve virtually all
elements of the construction industry, such as through FM Standard
4490—Roofing Contractors, know I generally have been
open-minded about roofing contractor approval and supportive of
Factory Mutual (FM) Research in its pro-active efforts to promote
and build better roof systems.
But after FM Research's presentation at NRCA's 115th Annual
Convention and Exhibit, it is much less clear just where FM Global
wants to be relative to the roofing industry. The presentation
raised many more questions than it answered.
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