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Draft PDS-01 of proposed MINHERS Addendum 58 Pre-Drywall Inspections QA

Draft PDS-01, MINHERS Addendum 58 Pre-Drywall Inspections QA

Proposed Addendum 58 Revises Chapter 9 of the MINHERS to clarify the status of Pre-Drywall Field QA reviews in total required Field QA reviews.

The existing language for Pre-drywall Field QA reviews is confusing for Providers to implement and implies that Pre-drywall Field QA reviews are of lesser value than Final Field QA reviews.

By stressing Field Quality Assurance reviews at the final stage, the current standard language contributes to a lack of education and oversight of the HERS Rater/RFI activities at the pre-drywall stage such as insulation verification, insulation grading, framing verification, framing factor verification, and total duct leakage testing.

Rather than prescribe a certain amount of pre-drywall field QA reviews and final field QA reviews, this amendment seeks to recognize equal value in both and eliminates the current percentage-based limits that cause confusion.  The intent is to allow Providers and QADs to emphasize QA at whatever construction stage it is needed, and exercise good judgement to ensure their QA activities represent a good cross section of the HERS Rater’s or RFI’s body of work.  This general principle is already in practice regarding housing type.  The current expectation is that field QA reviews are representative of the building types and complexity from an individual’s body of work.

Additions and revisions to the MINHERS Chapter 9 are shown with red print in strikeout/underline format. Comments will be accepted only on the text shown with strikeout/underline and in red print.

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The public comment period will be open beginning June 14, 2021 and ending July 13, 2021.