Posts Tagged ‘ International Building Code (IBC) ’

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 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 […]

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 […]

AAMA Webinar Outlines Potential Changes to ICC 500

Sep 30th, 2019

Several proposed changes to ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters could be up for review this fall, including changes that could impact glazing requirements. These proposals were outlined during a webinar hosted by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) titled “ICC 500: Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters.” UL building science […]