Posts Tagged ‘ building codes ’

Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

Jun 13th, 2022

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that the Department of Energy will use $225 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help […]

FEMA Reps Speak on the Past, Present and Future of Building Codes

May 23rd, 2022

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan for Building Safety Month. The third week focused on disaster preparedness and included a webinar […]

Local Governments Vote for Safety and Efficiency Building Code Updates

Jan 14th, 2020

The preliminary voting results for several building codes including the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) have been released. Proposed updates and changes to building codes, which are managed by the International Code Council (ICC), are voted on every three years to incorporate new developments and meet modern-day minimum levels […]

Most Americans Assume They Are Protected by Building Codes (Many Aren’t)

Jul 17th, 2019

New research showing that most Americans are misinformed about whether their community has up-to-date building codes underscores the importance of educating homeowners about the multiple benefits they stand to gain by making improvements to their properties, according to a consumer-advocacy group focused on raising awareness about building safety. “People make a lot of assumptions, but […]

IBHS Joins with Presidential Initiative to Fortify Homes and Buildings

May 17th, 2016

When the Obama Administration announced public and private sector efforts to increase community resilience through building codes and standards last week, they highlighted many groups that are taking part in this effort. One of these groups is the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), which is committed to working with FEMA, other Federal agencies, […]

IBHS Updates Building Code Rating Report for 18 Coastal States

Aug 23rd, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a midterm update to its Rating the States Report, which reviews the progress that the 18 most hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast have made in strengthening their residential building codes. “As we approach the anniversaries of Hurricanes Andrew […]

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