Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council (ICC) ’

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, […]

Language for WOCDs and Flashing Approved During Code Hearings

Oct 29th, 2019

International Code Council (ICC) Public Comment Hearings continue in Las Vegas and among proposals approved impacting windows are one in regards to height of window opening control devices (WOCD) and the other to flashing. RB 90-19 to the International Residential Code (IRC) was approved as submitted. The change was regarding WOCD’s as it relates to […]

ICC Makes Change that Protects Stringency of Energy Star Brand

Oct 28th, 2019

International Code Council (ICC) public comment hearings continue in Las Vegas, and several proposals were tackled over the past few days that affect window, door and glass professionals. RE 35-19 was modified per public comment 1 from Thomas Culp representing the Glazing Industry Code Committee. The modification was introduced by Jeff Inks representing the Window […]

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