Advances the Shared Goal of Safety in Building Envelopes
WASHINGTON (January 20, 2021) – North American Modern Building Alliance (NAMBA) and Modern Building Alliance (MBA) leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward the common goal of supporting the safe and effective use of plastic building materials in building envelopes.
The MOU between EU-based MBA and U.S.-based NAMBA helps align the activities of the organizations and identifies opportunities to work cooperatively to their shared goal.
“We are proud to establish this relationship with the Modern Building Alliance,” stated Justin Koscher, NAMBA Executive Committee Chair. “This international collaboration will be instrumental in our advocacy for building safety in the U.S.”
NAMBA and MBA will maintain independency in their regions of work. The organizations intend to share knowledge and resources from their respective regions, leverage communication materials for use in local contexts and provide professional expertise to those working in fire safety and related professions. Both organizations plan to explore opportunities for joint projects on an ad hoc basis.
“Our goal has always been to support safe and sustainable construction for people across Europe,” said Quentin de Hults, MBA Executive Chair. “We are thrilled to work together with NAMBA to help achieve this same objective in the United States.”
About the North American Modern Building Alliance
Founded in 2020 as part of the American Chemistry Council, the North American Modern Building Alliance is a leading voice on the safe and effective use of plastic building materials in building envelopes in North America. NAMBA believes having an informed public and robust codes and standards are essential to supporting a multi-layered approach to building fire safety.
About the Modern Building Alliance
Established in 2018 as an alliance of trade associations and companies representing the plastics industry in the construction sector. By engaging with policy makers and key influencers, MBA seeks to advance the safe and sustainable use of construction solutions with plastics, with a focus on fire safety.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $565 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.