Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council ’

ICC Considers Various Daylighting Plans for Buildings

Oct 9th, 2013

Members of the International Code Council (ICC) supported a committee decision to nix a plan that would have lowered air infiltration rates for swinging doors. During Wednesday morning’s public hearing session of the ICC’s Annual Conference in Atlantic City, members voiced their opinion on the Commercial Energy Conservation Code Development Committee’s decision to disapprove CE [...]

Code Hearings Continue with IECC Proposals

Apr 26th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings this week in Dallas continued yesterday with a myriad of proposals related to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). One approved proposal, CE11-13, will adapt section C101.4.3 (the commercial portion of the IECC), “Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs.” The section of the code contains a list of [...]

ICC Approves Proposal Regarding Dynamic Glazing in Residential Applications

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continues this week in Dallas, and today the committee approved a proposal regarding dynamic glazing. Proposal CE161, part 2, introduced by Dr. Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics, proposed that the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), R402.3.2 (N1102.3.2) be revised to include dynamic glazing. “Dynamic glazing shall be permitted [...]

ICC Disapproves Proposals Regarding Overhangs

Apr 23rd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee disapproved two proposals related to overhangs. RE66 was proposed by Don Surrena, CBO, representing National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and his proposal would have added the following language to R402.3.3 (IRC N1102.3.3): In Climate Zones 1 through [...]

ICC Approves Code Proposal Regarding WOCD’s

Apr 22nd, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings got underway yesterday in Dallas, and a few industry-related code proposals have already been approved. Among these, EB15-13, proposed by Jeff Inks of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), was approved with modifications. The proposal sought to adapt sections 702.4, “Window opening control devices (WOCD),” and [...]

High School Building Code Program Teaches Importance of Codes

Mar 25th, 2013

Many in the construction trades, including door and window companies, are constantly lamenting over the need for training high school students to enter the building trades. One established training program endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC), the High School Technical Training Program teaches high school students the importance of building codes and provides graduates [...]