March 28, 2012
Related:Fire-rated glass codes update: Tips for architects and specifiersBy Diana San Diego, director of marketing for Safti First This list of standards is not all inclusive, and represents current standards as of April 2012. Industry organizations such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Glass Association of North America and and Insulating Glass...
February 23, 2012
“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
January 26, 2012
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...
December 5, 2011
Development of the International Codes is based on a process that permits all interested parties to express their opinion. The ICC board of directors recently upheld that democratic process when it voted to retain the assembly vote at the code development hearings.
October 3, 2011
As many of you are probably aware, the International Code Council is developing an International Green Construction Code to provide jurisdictions with a codified document to adopt if they wish to mandate green construction. In this way, the IgCC differs from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. LEED is a program intended for use on a voluntary, project-to-project basis. The...
September 29, 2011
The International Code Council is finalizing the last of its 2012 International Codes. Final action on its existing codes, including the International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code, concluded in November 2010. This fall, the ICC will take final action on its two newest codes: the International Green Construction Code and the International...
June 16, 2011
While driving through Central Illinois recently, I was struck by the beauty of a wind farm. The turbines' vanes responded to the wind traversing the open plains with grace and dignity, providing a visual indication of the wind's movement that you could not otherwise see.In that scenario, the wind was a positive element for all concerned, acting as a nondepletable resource for generating power...
May 4, 2011
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April 20, 2011
In the January/February 2011 issue of Glass Magazine's sister publication Window and Door, I summarized what were considered to be the finalized requirements for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, based on action taken during the 2010 ICC Group B-Final Action Hearings. The 2010 ICC Group B-Final Action Hearings dealt with the IECC and the International Residential Code, among others...
March 10, 2011
This list of standards is not all inclusive, and represents current standards at press time. Industry organizations such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill.; Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.; and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, publish additional reference lists and industry standards.ASTM International, West...