Posts Tagged ‘ International Residential Code (IRC) ’

FGIA Provides Updates on Code Developments in Phoenix

Oct 22nd, 2021

Day two of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference featured an update from the International Code Council (ICC) on ICC Group A Code Development and the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Standards Development Process. FGIA codes consultant Jen Hatfield provided an update on results from the Group A Public Comment […]

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 […]

Public Comment Period Open for Updating the IECC

Jan 8th, 2021

Changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) could be coming as the International Code Council Board of Directors starts the framework for updating the IECC and Ch. 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC). The ICC standards process requires stakeholder input and final approval by the ICC Board of Directors, thus opening the public […]

Texas Department of Insurance Postpones Adoption of 2018 IBC Due to COVID-19

May 27th, 2020

The Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) adoption of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) for coastal counties under the jurisdiction of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has been postponed from April 1 to September 1 due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jerry Hagins, media relations for the TDI, […]

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 […]

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 […]