The industry’s code experts are gearing up for the International Code Council’s (ICC) public hearings, and this includes the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). It is at these hearings, scheduled for October 24 – November 11, 2009, in Baltimore, that the ICC’s code development committees will take initial action on each proposed amendment.

The WDMA has submitted a set of 19 code change proposals drafted by the association’s Exterior Products Code Committee for the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, The International Energy Conservation Code and the International Fire Code. The WDMA says that the more significant issues being addressed by WDMA’s proposals are window fall protection, flashing, removal of cricket requirements and increasing the solar heat gain coefficient for skylights and fire protection ratings.

WDMA staff and the EPCC will begin the arduous task of reviewing all of the proposed amendments that have been submitted to determine positions on those impacting the fenestration industry in preparation the hearings.

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