Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council ’

FGIA Updates Fundamentals of Fenestration Education Program

Sep 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated its Fundamentals of Fenestration education program. The program, which was released in 2016, is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the fenestration industry, helping users to identify various fenestration products, describe the basics of performance, testing and certification and learn about materials used […]

Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

Jun 13th, 2022

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that the Department of Energy will use $225 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help […]

International Code Council Membership Elects New Members to Board of Directors

Sep 27th, 2021

The International Code Council selected the new officers and directors for its Board of Directors during the Annual Business Meeting at the organization’s annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. The board is responsible for the Code Council’s strategic direction, while also acting as the voice of the association’s membership. Cindy Davis, CBO, was elected to president. […]

NFRC Members Elect New Slate of Directors to Serve on Board

Dec 11th, 2020

The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) has elected three members to the board of directors for the 2021 term. With a focus on diversifying the board, these individuals have expertise in energy-efficiency building codes as well as research credentials from a national lab, according to the nonprofit organization. This year, members voted to approve two […]

Resilient Building Efforts Prompt FEMA Strategy

Aug 28th, 2019

As the nation sees an increase of natural disasters leaving the communities in their paths’ with billions-of-dollars’ worth of damage, several organizations are making an effort to reduce these costs through resilient building tactics. Composed of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial public-sector representatives, the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) released this month a strategy […]

Code Hearings Show Promising Signs for Alignment

May 16th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings took place last week in Albuquerque, N.M., ending on what officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) describe as a “year of alignment.” The event drew a number of collaborations over fenestration-related proposals, including between representatives for WDMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). WDMA and […]

Code Council Enters U.S. Trade and Investment Strategic Partnership

Mar 4th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) entered into a formal strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) to raise awareness of international standards in construction that are required across the globe. With the shared goals of promoting the use of U.S. building codes and standards and ensuring worldwide public safety in […]

Code Changes Address Energy Conservation, Residential Construction

Apr 25th, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued over the weekend, with some changes being made to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). Of the IECC, for the codes CE72-16, which involved U, C, and F-factors of building envelopes, proponents lobbied for a change due to fix […]

ICC Addresses 15-Percent Glazing Area Code Language

Apr 22nd, 2016

The International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued on this week, with decisions being made on a few notable glazing and fenestration industry-related proposals. Wednesday, one very relevant proposal—RE145—was narrowly defeated, while three others were approved. The industry supported RE145. This relates to the performance path, in which the builder has flexibility to […]

ASTM and ICC Team Up to Bring Sustainability to the Middle East

Mar 17th, 2015

The International Code Council and ASTM International are teaming up to support sustainable construction in the Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project funded in part by the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The goal is to enhance […]