Posts Tagged ‘ International Residential Code ’

NAFS 2022 Arrives (a Year After Its Namesake)

Feb 27th, 2023

A new 2022 edition of the North American Fenestration Standard/Specification (NAFS) arrived last week, closing out what officials for the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) labeled a “multi-year” process. Developed in collaboration with CSA Group and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 defines basic performance requirements for door, window and skylight […]

How Changes to ICC 500 Impact the Fenestration Industry

Feb 8th, 2021

The 2020 edition of ICC 500 includes several updates. Dave Stammen, engineer for the built environment at UL LLC, provided an overview of those changes to the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) in a webinar titled, “ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard.” Committee work began on the new edition […]

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 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 […]

Code Proposals Related to Daylight Zones, Skylights and Replacement Fenestration Approved

Apr 29th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings continued over the weekend in Dallas with the approval of several proposals related to the International Residential Code and the International Energy Conservation Code. On the International Residential Code (IRC), a proposal by Jeff Inks representing the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), to add section R308.6.9.1 […]