Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council (ICC) ’

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 […]

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 […]

Organizations Testify for Reauthorization of Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Dec 11th, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Environment held a joint hearing on December 4 to discuss reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP). Several witnesses presented testimonies urging Congress to reauthorize the program, which began in 2004 with the intention of measurably reducing the loss of life […]

ICC Works to Improve Standards for Resilient Building

Nov 6th, 2019

  As the costs for post-disaster rebuilds continue to mound, the International Code Council (ICC) is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to develop a portfolio of “Consensus Standards” relevant to a wide range of hazards. Proposed standards address how modern residential construction withstands incidents of high wind, seismic activity, […]

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