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  • What you need to know
    The 2013 International Code Council Group B Code Development Hearings recently took place in Dallas, where code officials reviewed numerous proposals for changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 International Existing Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code, among others. Following is a report on the more significant results of these hearings, with regards to...
  • What you need to know about the latest ICC code-change proposals
    In addition to the approved proposals, there were a number of proposals of potential interest to our industry that were disapproved, as noted below:Reduce the maximum SHGC permitted under the prescriptive path for fenestration in commercial buildings from 0.40 to 0.25 in Climate Zones 4 through 6 (e.g. Tennessee through Wisconsin)Require control switches on all operable doors and windows in...
  • The Final Action Hearings on ICC Group A proposals took place October 22, 2012, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. These hearings finalized the requirements of the ICC Group A codes, including the 2015 International Building Code.In the November 2012 issue of Glass Magazine, I discussed several code-change proposals of interest to our industry that would be incorporated into the 2015...
  • As this article was written, the Final Action Hearings on ICC Group A proposals were about to take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. These hearings finalize the requirements of the ICC Group A codes, which include the 2015 International Building Code. Included on the agenda were some code-change proposals of interest to our industry that will be incorporated into the 2015 IBC...
  • Several years ago, the Building Officials and Code Administrators organization hosted a group of Eastern European code officials who were interested in learning about code administration in the United States. After a month of observing American-style code enforcement, they were asked their opinion of it. “Too democratic,” they responded. Sometimes, the rules of this “too democratic” process can...
  • More from the ICC Group A Code Development Hearings
    The International Code Council aims to fully implement remote voting for the 2018 International Codes and will conduct a pilot program in 2014 for the development of the 2015 International Green Construction Code. Remote voting will permit active code officials to vote on code change proposals without having to attend the hearings where they are being considered. A number of questions remain as...
  • “Will your business survive when ‘green’ becomes code?” was the title of the webinar. The overall implication of the promotional e-mail was that green construction would soon become code-mandated due to the completion of the 2012 International Green Construction Code and that mandated compliance could threaten the survival of many businesses due to liability concerns. Now, I am not a lawyer and I...
  • A look at the International Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code stipulations for fenestration products
    The International Codes published by the International Code Council are the most widely used model codes in the history of U.S. construction codes. In addition to their widespread use throughout the 50 U.S. states, numerous federal agencies―including the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Defense―have adopted the International Codes. Adoption of the ICC codes is also starting...
  • Over the past five years, green building has grown to represent 35 percent of all new nonresidential building construction, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, New York. By 2015, that number is expected to increase to 48 percent, with the green building market valued at $145 billion, MHC officials predict. That's a big number, especially in a construction market hit hard by the recent...
  • Training and certification on lead-safe practices will be required for work on pre-1978 homes
    The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and residential glass installations.
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