Keep Up with Industry Standards and Revisions

October 25th, 2013 by Editor

It is difficult for door and window companies to keep up with all the latest code changes, so DWM makes it a little easier with a look at some revisions to recent standards including the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Code Council (ICC), as well as some new standards developed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA).

ASTM Revision

BSR/ASTM D4726-201x, Specification for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

Exterior-Profile Extrusions Used for Assembled Windows and Doors (revision of ANSI/ASTM D4726-2009)

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ICC Revision

BSR/ICC 600-201x, Standard for Residential Construction in High-Wind Regions (revision of ANSI/ICC 600-2008)

The Standard for Residential Construction in High-Wind Regions will specify prescriptive methodologies of wind-resistant design and construction details for buildings and other structures of wood framed, steel framed, concrete, or masonry construction sited in high-wind areas. This standard will provide prescriptive details for walls, floors, roofs, foundations, doors, windows, and other applicable components of construction.

Single copy price: Free

Obtain an electronic copy from the ICC.

BHMA New Standard

BSR/BHMA A156.38-201x, Low Energy Power Operated Sliding and Folding Doors (new standard).

Requirements in this standard apply to low-energy power-operated sliding and folding door systems for pedestrian use, and some small vehicular use. The activation of all doors described in this standard requires a knowing act. Included are provisions intended to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment.

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