Posts Tagged ‘ ICC ’

ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

Mar 27th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first [...]

Keep Up with Industry Standards and Revisions

Oct 25th, 2013

It is difficult for door and window companies to keep up with all the latest code changes, so DWM makes it a little easier with a look at some revisions to recent standards including the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Code Council (ICC), as well as some new standards developed by [...]

Specification for Sunrooms Adopted into the 2015 IRC

Oct 21st, 2013

At its Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, N.J., the International Code Council (ICC) voted to adopt the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification for Sunrooms, into the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). Representatives from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Sunroom Association (NSA), as well as a number of other supporters, were on hand at the [...]

Dominic Sims Named International Code Council CEO

Aug 13th, 2013

The International Code Council Board of Directors announced that Dominic Sims, Chief Building Official, has been appointed to the position of CEO. Sims previously held positions as interim CEO and chief operating officer. “Dominic’s strong business acumen and commitment to accountability are complemented by a unique combination of ICC knowledge and experience, and a sincere [...]

Industry Focuses on Safety During Disaster Safety and Mitigation Week

May 17th, 2013

You may not know that the International Code Council (ICC) has deemed May National Building Safety Month, and that this week focuses on disaster safety and mitigation. To that end, groups including the ICC and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are touting the importance of state enactment and enforcement of modern [...]

Code Hearings Continue with Approval of Proposal Related to Sunrooms: Others on Table Disapproved

Apr 25th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and among the review of a number of fenestration-related proposals, one related to codes for sunrooms was approved. RE68-13, proposed by Daniel Walker of Thomas Associates Inc., representing the National Sunroom Association, sought to revise section R402.3.5 of the International Residential Code [...]

Updated National Green Building Standard Debuts at IBS

Jan 29th, 2013

Builders, remodelers, product manufacturers and other industry professionals received their first expanded look into a brand-new edition of the ICC(International Code Council) 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) during “Green Day” at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last week. First published in 2009, NGBS forms the basis of many local and national programs [...]

ANSI Approves Next Generation of National Green Building Standard

Jan 14th, 2013

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) applaud the recent approval of the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. In 2007, NAHB and the ICC partnered to establish a nationally-recognizable standard definition of green building. The resulting ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is the first and only [...]

ICC Approves Skylight Code Change

May 17th, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) approved a proposal related to unit skylights during its recent code development hearings in Dallas. The proposal, S176-12, sought to add a reference to “tubular daylighting devices” to section 2405.5.5 of the code. The proposal, put forth by Julie Ruth of JRuth Code Consulting, representing the American Architectural Manufacturers Association [...]

ICC Code Hearings Wrap up With Decisions on Fenestration Assemblies

May 8th, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) reviewed several proposed changes to the International Building Code (IBC) related to exterior door and window assemblies and vertical glass during its code development hearings held last week and through the weekend in Dallas. Julie Ruth, representing the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), was the proponent of a number of [...]