Posts Tagged ‘ ICC ’

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 […]

Deflection Limits Proposals Fail During ICC Hearings

May 7th, 2012

Two International Building Code (IBC) code change proposals, S175 – 12, submitted by the Glazing Industry Code Committee, and S339–12 by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), were disapproved over the weekend during the International Code Council hearings, which are taking place in Dallas. Both proposals, which were essentially the same, were also supported by […]

ICC Approves Revisions to IBC Egress Codes

May 7th, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) reviewed proposed changes to the International Building Code’s Section 1008.1.7 (IFC [B] 1008.1.7), related to thresholds, as part of proposal E60 – 12 and Section 1013.8 (IFC [B] 1013.8), related to window sills, as part of proposal E109 – 12, and passed both. Proponent of the revision in E60 – […]

ICC Approves Revisions to Exterior Doors Section of Fire Safety Code

May 2nd, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) reviewed proposed changes to the International Building Code’s (IBC) Section 2603.4.1.8, related to exterior doors, and passed them as part of proposal FS 184-12 submitted by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) of Washington, D.C. The hearings are taking place this week in Dallas. Jeff Inks, vice president of […]

ICC Disapproves Motion to Add AAMA Specifications to Fire Safety Code

May 1st, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) reviewed proposed changes to the International Building Code’s Section 1405.4, Chapter 35, related to flashing, and rejected these as part of proposal FS 161 – 12. Theresa Weston, representing DuPont Building Innovations, proposed adding AAMA 711-07 and AAMA 714-11 standards to Chapter 35 of the code. The proposed revision would […]

Adoption of 2012 IgCC Will Mean Stricter Performance Requirements for the Industry

Apr 2nd, 2012

With the release of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) “the [fenestration] industry will need to comply with increasingly more stringent energy performance requirements around U-value and solar heat gain coefficient,” says Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist at DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions in Wilmington, Del. “We are seeing insulating glass units specified more frequently in […]

Codes, Standards, Market Will Drive Disclosure of Product LCA

Mar 19th, 2012

There’s increasing pressure on manufacturers to disclose the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave, from extraction of the raw material through disposal, says Jeff Inks, vice president of code and regulatory affairs for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) in Washington, D.C. Inks made a presentation about life cycle analysis (LCA) […]

2010 Florida Building Codes Update ADA Requirements, Energy Provisions, Wind Design

Nov 29th, 2011

The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission, housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, have announced changes to the Florida Building Codes they say will result in safer, sustainable homes and buildings. One of the most visible changes to the 2010 codes is the integration of the 2010 Federal Americans […]