Posts Tagged ‘ ANSI ’

ANSI Asks for Comments on Fire-Testing Window Assemblies

Jan 21st, 2016

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is asking for comments on some proposed changes to industry-related standards. Radiant Heat Flux Regarding fire tests of window assemblies, changes have been made to the way “radiant heat flux” is defined. They can be found on page 28 of the weekly newsletter and comments must be sent to […]

AAMA Earns ANSI Accreditation

Sep 24th, 2015

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announces that its air-water-structural product-certification program has been granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2012 “Conformity assessment — Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.” The scope of the accreditation includes Doors and Windows (91.050.60). Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that […]

NFRC’s New Document is Ready for Your Review

Sep 21st, 2015

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) wants your feedback. Its ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors approved a plan to submit changes to the ANSI/NFRC 100: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors for public review. These changes, which were balloted and approved by NFRC membership at the spring 2015 committee week meeting, have […]

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 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 […]