Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council (ICC) ’

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 […]

Storm Damage Costs Push Builders Toward Resiliency

Oct 21st, 2019

The 2019 Hurricane season has taken a toll on southern areas of North America and the islands nearby. With several record-breaking storms and possibly one more named storm to come this season, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, the communities that were hit are feeling the effects to the tune of an estimated $22 […]