Posts Tagged ‘ ANSI ’

IGMA Seeks Expanded Accreditation for the IGMAC Certification Program

Jul 10th, 2018

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has selected the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the third party Accreditation Body (AB) that will issue accreditation for the IGMAC certification program. ANSI will perform annual assessments of the IGMAC certification process to ensure it meets stringent international requirements (ISO 17065:2012). In addition to ANSI’s assessments, Administrative […]

NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Public Review

May 24th, 2018

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) membership approved ballot changes to ANSI/NFRC 100-2017[E0A1]: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors and ANSI/NFRC 200-2017[E0A0]: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance at Normal Incidence during the association’s spring committee meeting on March 21 in St. Louis. The NFRC board of directors then […]

NFRC Document Change to Undergo Second ANSI Public Review

Apr 28th, 2017

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ANS Standards Committee approved a plan to submit a previously unimplemented, member-approved ballot change to NFRC 100; Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors. The public review and comment period is scheduled to run from April 28 – May 28, 2017. The announcement that a change to Section 5.9.3.1.3.D is […]

A Look at the Updated Safety Glove Cut Standards

Jan 6th, 2017

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a crucial aspect of safety in the glass and glazing industry, particularly regarding cut resistance. In 2016, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released new cut standards for safety gloves, a key component of PPE for the industry. Eric Goddard, technical service engineer at […]

Court Hears Crucial Case Over Access to Standards

Sep 13th, 2016

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments in the copyright-infringement lawsuit against public-records activist Carl Malamud, who is being sued by ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All three develop standards used in the fenestration industry. The […]

Building Codes vs. Copyright Law: Legal Showdown Heats Up

Jul 12th, 2016

The long-running debate over who “owns” the standards used in legally binding construction codes gets another big platform next month. In August, the American Bar Association (ABA) will vote on a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation that provides limited free online access to standards incorporated into state and local construction codes, including those related to fenestration. But public-records activist Carl Malamud argues in a recent report he […]

AAMA Manufactured Housing Program Receives ANSI Accreditation

Jul 7th, 2016

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Manufactured Housing Fenestration Certification Program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2005. The scope of this new accreditation includes both windows and doors. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that the AAMA certification program licensees produce the highest quality products in the […]

Updated National Green Building Standard Released

Apr 20th, 2016

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. Some significant changes to the 2015 edition are the energy efficiency chapter referencing the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code; expanded builder options by including environmental product declarations for both specific and industry-wide […]

Recent ANSI Standards Activity Includes Door, Window Updates

Mar 10th, 2016

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) noted new standards activity related to the glass and glazing industry in its recent “ANSI Standards Action” publications. According to the March 4 publication, action for the Standard for Safety for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems has been approved by the ANSI Board of Standards […]

Code Change Proposal Involves Air Leakage in Glazed Doors

Feb 25th, 2016

The February 12 edition of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) included a proposed change to Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings in regard to entrance doors. According to the document, the revision “provides guidance on the air leakage requirements of two new types of entrance doors, aligns the text of […]