Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council (ICC) ’

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 […]

FGIA Annual Conference Tackles Building, Energy Code Updates and More

Mar 11th, 2022

Numerous updates on the International Code Council (ICC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were discussed during the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Annual Conference held last week. Addressed were proposals regarding window fall prevention, screening, thermal bridging and more. International Code Council Group B Jennifer Hatfield, FGIA code consultant and managing member […]

FGIA Appoints Jason Seals to Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee

Feb 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the appointment of Jason Seals to serve as a voting member of the Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This 12-person committee plays a vital role in the development of the Florida Building Code (FBC), reviewing International Code Council (ICC) I-codes language, which may be considered […]

FGIA Provides Updates on Code Developments in Phoenix

Oct 22nd, 2021

Day two of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference featured an update from the International Code Council (ICC) on ICC Group A Code Development and the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Standards Development Process. FGIA codes consultant Jen Hatfield provided an update on results from the Group A Public Comment […]

FGIA Restructures Staff with Promotions and Added Positions

Jul 22nd, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced a restructuring of several staff positions to accommodate a growing organization focused on multiple facets of the industry, according to a press release. This restructuring includes the promotion of Kathy Krafka Harkema from U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager to the newly created position of U.S. technical […]

ICC Approves Changes to Window Opening Requirements

Apr 29th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) voted to make some changes to the International Building Code (E 83-21) regarding window openings. The action occurred during its Committee Action Hearings taking place virtually through May 5. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance were both proponents of the changes which were approved […]

IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

Mar 8th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board and couched as a means for helping governments and building industry stakeholders to meet […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

FGIA Codes Update Shows Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 13th, 2020

Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted glass industry businesses, it’s also having an impact on codes. Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager Kathy Krafka Harkema and FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director Margaret Webb updated attendees on U.S. and Canadian codes during the FGIA 2020 Virtual […]

Latest Green Building Standard Provides New Pathways to Compliance

May 6th, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released its latest ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), announcing that the 2020 edition is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and available for public download and use. Introduced in 2008, the standard stems from a collaborative effort between NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC), providing architects, builders and […]

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