To ensure the health and safety of the AMCA staff — our headquarters and laboratory colleagues will be working remotely through April 30. As always, staff will be available through email and phone.
The AMCA International laboratory in Arlington Heights, Ill.—closed since March 23 following a statewide “stay-at-home” order intended to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)—will resume operations on Monday, March 30.
Senior staff will alert you should anything change. For more information, please visit our information page at www.amca.org/COVID-19
We are the Air Movement and Control Association. We are AMCA. But, we’re better known as an international, not-for-profit organization in the air movement and control industry.
Our mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of AMCA members worldwide. Through education and active advocacy, we do our best to provide a forward-moving environment for each of our members. Above all else, we strive to advance the industry and improve the community that it encompasses.
Members must also agree to abide by a strict code of ethics that include agreements, among others, to ensure that:
1. All representations made to a purchaser or user through advertising, catalogs, or other media are factual and properly descriptive of the performance of the products so advertised and sold.
2. Any guarantees or warranties made in connection with such products are clearly presented and fair to the purchaser or user.
3. When it is necessary to substitute products for those designated, the seller will accurately represent its products and take steps to ensure that there is no confusion between products specified and products delivered.
4. Only those products that actually comply with established test specifications, standards, or codes, in all respects can be identified or labeled as conforming thereto.
AMCA International Antitrust Guidelines
The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) provides members the lawful opportunity to meet together to transact AMCA International business and to further AMCA International’s legitimate goals. Such lawful activities include: the development of performance standards that provide a benefit to the public, the running of certification programs, the petitioning of federal, state, local, or foreign governments on issues that have an impact on AMCA International’s members as a whole, the promotion of the industry, the conducting of educational programs, the provision of statistical reporting, and the conducting of pre-competitive research. Because participants in AMCA International’s meetings are companies with competing, and sometimes opposing economic interests, AMCA International’s actions are subject to close antitrust scrutiny.
Headquarters & Visitor Information
AMCA International Headquarters
AMCA International’s headquarters and laboratory are located in Arlington Heights, Illinois - approximately 25 minutes northwest of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
To ensure AMCA and its members are properly informed about and represented in legislative, regulatory, and compliance arenas
Legislative and regulatory engagement
Standards development and harmonization
Publications and position paper
FEI North America – Continued
support for the adoption of FEI in North America. Includes the completion of
FEI in California, potential regulations in states after California, and the
start-up of support for rebate programs.
ISO – Harmonization of AMCA 207 and 208 with ISO
12759, AMCA 300 and 320 with ISO 13347 (focusing on end reflection), ISO
adoption of AMCA 240, air curtain technical report, and system effect technical
Program – Revamp and introduce
Manager – Allows
us to expand our scope of coverage of advocacy issues in North America
Relations – Focus on relationships with other associations
in our industry, particularly with associations with interests aligned with
Briefs – Similar
to FAQ sheets or product cut sheets that state the AMCA position
International – Promotion of FEI in Asia and the Middle East
To ensure products perform as specified and that the marketplace is knowledgeable of certification process.
The CRP initiative is divided in three major areas:
program (changes that need to be reviewed and voted on by the membership),
process (things that staff can do independently to make the program easier),
and enforcement (greater scrutiny from staff into areas that have been
identified as problematic).
Enhance reach and availability of product and lab certification
Make program easier to understand
AMCA Publication 11 – Review and revise. Changes envisioned by staff would simplify and close loopholes. (Program)
Lab and CRP Staff Communication – The upgrade of the database exposed areas where communication between these two departments need improvement. These meetings have been initiated and will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. (Process)
FEI Bubble Calculator – Develop and distribute an Excel program to calculate a fan’s compliant range. (Process)
Motor Calibration Facility Upgrade – Improves our motor calibration capability, intended to support FEI certification. Shown as zero incremental spend due to the fact that the Board had previously approved this project. $20 is for depreciation. (Process)
Lab 210 Software – Upgrade of software to calculate test results. Accommodates FEI. (Process)
Proactive Violation Search – Staff has been advised that fan selection programs sometimes produce enhanced performance over what had been approved by AMCA. (Enforcement)
AMCA Standard 301 Calculator – An Excel program to calculate sound data from test results. (Process)
CRP A, B, L, M – Develop web and marketing resources to educate members in taking advantage of using these certification paths. (Program)
To improve the understanding and performance of air systems throughout the industry.
Develop online training curriculum of modules and seminars
Conduct high-quality engineering symposia and conferences
Product industry-leading white papers and AMCA inmotion magazine
Develop professional certificate/credentialing programs
Education manager - Provide staff with a dedicated professional focused on development and execution of educational materials and events
Educational modules - Develop resources for 'premium' and 'freemium' educational modules supporting:
Professional certification / credentialing
Engineer Education and Outreach - Conduct seminars and lunch-and-learns to educate consulting engineers and specifiers on AMCA and the CRP
Identify and educational assist feeder engineering schools, identifying young engineers
to inform about AmCA and CRP
AMCA Speaker Network - Develop and deploy a roster of AMCA speakers and industry topics
AMCA Presentational Library - Education manager will standardize, collate, and distribute materials for Speaker Network and Outreach use
Ensure language for AMCA certification is included in the HVAC section
Series – Develop, promote, and deploy technical webinar series
To provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective, and professional global laboratory network in the industry.
Understanding what we stand for and supporting those we represent—within our membership and the industry alike—are key to what make AMCA a driving force for the global marketplace.
We Advocate, Certify, and Educate—all in an effort to make the industry a beacon for all.
Social Media is a valuable communication tool for the association to share information and materials with members, industry, and friends around the world in an informal and informative way.
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