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1 KCMA Certification Program Kitchen and Bath Certification This AIA accredited course is brought to you by KCMA Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association and

2 KCMA Certification Program This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.

3 KCMA Certification Program Learning Objectives The learner will: Gain knowledge of how the need for certification came about Get introduced to the KCMA certification process Be able to specify cabinets according to KCMA standards Learn what performance tests are required Understand the requirements for finish testing Know how to find certified cabinet manufacturers

4 KCMA Certification Program About The KCMA Certification Program Encouraged by HUD in 1965; member companies of The Kitchen Cabinet Manufactures Association (KCMA) came together to develop the National Performance Standard, ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Developed a nationally recognized testing and certification program Every five years, the standard is revised through a review process

5 KCMA Certification Program Development Complaints about quality Many complaints identified by FHA FHA suggested performance standards Specification Symposium in FHA approves standards 1970 ANSI adopts standards

6 KCMA Certification Program Development of Kitchen Standards First membership directory 1956 – 1957 Two sub committees Dimensions Standards Standards and specifications established with FHA Standards Subcommittee drafts first report in 1959 Specifications Sink Sink rim Chopping blocks Backsplashes

7 KCMA Certification Program About Certification

8 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Cabinets bearing the certification seal are an exact duplicate of samples that have been independently tested for conformance to ANSI/KCMA A

9 KCMA Certification Program Who can be certified? The KCMA Certification Program is open to all cabinet manufacturers

10 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification

11 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification These cabinets also comply with the provision of Paragraph , "HUD Minimum Property Standards - Housing " 9/8/86.

12 KCMA Certification Program The Department of Housing and Urban Development These minimum Property Standards reference nationally recognized model building codes for concerns relating to health and safety. Locally adopted building codes can be used for the same purpose when they are found acceptable by the HUD field office

13 KCMA Certification Program The Department of Housing and Urban Development These standards establish the acceptability of properties for mortgage insurance, and will further the goal of a decent and suitable living environment for every American Family. These standards will protect the Departments interest by requiring certain features of design and construction which are not normally required by state and local codes. These requirements will insure the durability of the project for the life of the mortgage.

14 KCMA Certification Program The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD All manufactured factory finished cabinets shall comply with ANSI A , Recommended Minimum Construction and Performance for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets, or with an equivalent standard. All cabinets shall bear the label of an independent agency that maintains continuous control over testing and inspection of the cabinet.

15 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Companies not licensed with the KCMA Certification Program may not claim or imply conformance with these standards for their products. KCMA, as the proprietary sponsor, reserves the right to question any claims of conformance and to test the products of any manufacturer making such claims. Should KCMA discover that a manufacturer is falsely representing that his products meet these standards, KCMA will take appropriate legal action.

16 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification All wall cabinets must be fully enclosed with; Backs Bottoms Sides Tops

17 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Cabinets resting on floor

18 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Base cabinets must have; Backs Bottoms Sides

19 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Utility Cabinets

20 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Certain specified exceptions for backs, bottoms and sides are granted to kitchen sink fronts, sink bases, oven cabinets, and refrigerator cabinets. Plumbing and Electric

21 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements Doors must be properly aligned, have means of closure, and close without excessive binding or looseness.

22 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements All materials must ensure rigidity in compliance with performance standards. (Section 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 2.6.4)

23 KCMA Certification Program Face frames, when used, must provide rigid construction.

24 KCMA Certification Program For frameless cabinets, the ends, tops/bottoms, and backs shall be of thickness necessary to provide rigid construction.

25 KCMA Certification Program Corner or lineal bracing must be provided at points where necessary to ensure rigidity and proper joining of various components.

26 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification requirements All wood parts must be dried to a moisture content of ten percent or less at time of fabrication

27 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements

28 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements All exposed plywood and composition board edges must be filled and sanded, edge-banded, or otherwise finished to ensure compliance with the performance standards.

29 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements All exterior exposed parts of cabinets must have nails and staples set and holes filled.

30 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements All exposed construction joints must be fitted in a workman- like manner consistent with specifications.

31 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Requirements Exposed cabinet hardware must comply with Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association finishing standards

32 KCMA Certification Program Five Structural Tests

33 KCMA Certification Program Five Structural Tests

34 KCMA Certification Program Five Structural Tests Five Structural Tests

35 KCMA Certification Program Five Structural Tests

36 KCMA Certification Program Five Structural Tests

37 KCMA Certification Program Drawer Tests

38 KCMA Certification Program Drawer Tests

39 KCMA Certification Program Door Tests

40 KCMA Certification Program Door Tests

41 KCMA Certification Program Two Door Tests Measure Durability ·

42 KCMA Certification Program Finish Tests Four Finish Tests are Performed These tests create, in accelerated form, the cumulative effects of years of normal kitchen conditions of pre-finished cabinets. Cabinet finishes are inspected to ensure that stringent standards of appearance are also met.

43 KCMA Certification Program Finish Tests High Heat Hotbox 120° and 70% humidity for 24 hours

44 KCMA Certification Program Finish Tests Hotbox at 120° F and 70% relative humidity for 1 hour Return to room temperature and humidity Cold box at -5° F for one hour Repeated 5 times Its KCMA Certified!

45 KCMA Certification Program Finish Tests Finish Tests

46 KCMA Certification Program Finish Tests

47 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Compliance with ANSI/KCMA standards is assured by: Initial cabinet testing Periodic unannounced plant pick-up and testing Additional testing resulting from complaints. All testing is performed by an experienced independent laboratory.

48 KCMA Certification Program KCMA Certification Companies passing the tests receive certification Right to be listed in the directory (printed and web) Use of label

49 KCMA Certification Program HUD Severe Use Cabinets Used mostly in subsidized housing Used where the opportunity for abuse is high Built for extreme durability, not looks Still must meet the requirements of ANSI/KCMA A161.1 plus additional specifications outlined by HUD

50 KCMA Certification Program Environmental Stewardship Certification Program

51 KCMA Certification Program ESP

52 Environmental Stewardship Certification Program Do not have to be a KCMA member to participate 5 categories, 18 different criteria, 105 possible points Air Quality Product Resource Management Process Resource Management Environmental Stewardship Community Visit for more information

53 KCMA Certification Program Environmental Stewardship Certification Program

54 KCMA Certification Program For more information please visit the following websites:

55 KCMA Certification Program This presentation has been brought to you by: KCMA The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association and ©Copyright by Häfele America and KCMA - September 7 th 2007

56 KCMA Certification Program Thank you for your time! Questions?


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