Posts Tagged ‘ ANSI ’

NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Public Review

Jun 3rd, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ANS Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents that are referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) process. The public review and comment period is scheduled to run from May 2 – [...]

ANSI Revises Various Standards

May 12th, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has made revisions to a few of its standards. ·         The Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, section 10.3.1.7 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas has been updated as follows. “The construction documents shall identify operable windows, doors and air intake openings [...]

WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDs

May 1st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with [...]

ANSI Revises Several Door-, Window- and Wood-Related Standards

Apr 7th, 2014

ANSI released several door-, window- and wood-related standards revisions, which are all part of the International Green Construction Code: ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES – Standard 189.1-2011 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. The standard was originally published in 2009, so the current 2011 version is a revision. A supplement was published in 2013, and there is [...]

BHMA Publishes New ANSI Standard

Mar 25th, 2014

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published a new ANSI standard, BSR/BHMA A156.38-201x, Low Energy Power Operated Sliding and Folding Doors. Requirements in this standard apply to low energy power operated sliding and folding door systems for pedestrian use, and some small vehicular use. The activation of all doors described in this standard requires [...]

ANSI Revises Standard for Swinging Door Assemblies

Mar 11th, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has made a revision to a standard involving the Steel Door Institute (SDI) (ASC A250). The standard is ANSI A250.13-2014, Testing & Rating of Severe Windstorm Resistant Components for Swinging Door Assemblies for Protection of Building Envelopes. It is not applicable for FEMA 320/361 of ICC-500 Shelters) (revision of ANSI [...]

AAMA Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer

Mar 4th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has become accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936,” says Andrea Rhodes, AAMA technical operations supervisor. “Since that time, the [...]

EESCC Standardization Roadmap Comment Period to End Soon

Feb 25th, 2014

The public comment period for the ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) V1.0 draft will end on March 15. The draft of the roadmap can be viewed at www.ansi.org/eescc and comments can be submitted there as well. The EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 draft currently outlines 116 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built [...]

Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Draft Open for Public Comment

Jan 31st, 2014

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has opened a 45-day public comment period for the EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 draft, which outlines 116 action-oriented recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment through standards and conformance activities. The roadmap is available for review on the ANSI website. U.S. [...]

BHMA Revises Standard for Template Hinge Dimensions

Jan 23rd, 2014

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced a new revision to its ANSI/BHMA Standards. The industry standard, approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is BSR/BHMA A156.7-201x, Template Hinge Dimensions, which is a revision of ANSI/BHMA A156.7-2003 (R2009). The standard covers the requirements for the length, width, thickness, offset and screw-hole spacing for [...]