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...
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...
December 6, 2010
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...
An explanation of this new rating and certification tool for the commercial fenestration industry
April 30, 2010
Earlier this year, the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., launched its Component Modeling Approach program for rating and certifying nonresidential fenestration products. It is a new approach, based on pre-approved frame, glazing and spacer components. The CMA Product Certification Program is based on the existing NFRC 100/200 standards, and it is a more efficient method for...
March 23, 2009
Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
October 4, 2008
Sahely Mukerji, managing editor and news editor, Glass Magazine, talks to the executive director of the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md.
Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration
July 22, 2008
Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration.
What that means for glazing professionals
August 1, 2007
The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India. (See story on Page 64 in February issue of Glass Magazine). Indigenous glass shops such as GSC Toughened Glass Pvt. Ltd. in Greater Noida, and foreign companies such as Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. in Sriperumbudur, declined to...