Posts Tagged ‘ ANSI ’

ANSI Updates Codes for Doors, Windows

Aug 28th, 2015

Attention, door and window industry insiders: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has updated a couple of its codes. Fire Tests The updated standards of fire tests for doors and windows are explained starting on page 25 of the latest newsletter.  One example includes reading and recording furnace pressures at intervals not exceeding 10 seconds. Previous […]

WDMA Gets ANSI’s Stamp of Approval

Jun 11th, 2015

The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has re-accredited the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). WDMA is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and organizational member and recently revised its operating procedures for documenting consensus on WDMA-sponsored American National Standards, effective June 3, 2015. Anyone interested in additional information should contact Jeffrey Lowinski, WDMA vice president, […]

BHMA Publishes Two New ANSI/BHMA Standards and Updates Five in 2014

Jan 16th, 2015

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) had a busy 2014. The association drafted two new standards and revised five more, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). “Hardware standards evolve with product innovations and emerging technologies. BHMA tracks trends in order to quickly respond to or predict an industry […]

NFRC Documents Receive ANSI Designation

Oct 28th, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced that three of its documents have earned the American National Standard (ANS) designation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council building codes were the ones subjected to the process. The documents, with their new designations, are: ANSI/NFRC 100-2014: […]

ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited

Aug 26th, 2014

The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A250, “Steel Doors and Frames,” has been approved, according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). According to a report from ANSI, the reaccreditation was approved at the direction of ANSI’s Executive Standards Council. The reaccreditation of ASC A250 was approved under its recently revised operating procedures for […]

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 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 […]