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NFPA Proposals Could Impact Fire-Rated Glazing

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NFPA 80 is currently undergoing public comment. The standard regulates the installation and maintenance of assemblies and devices used to protect openings in walls, floors, and ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of buildings. … Continue reading

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Common Tornado Myth Involves Glass

An American flag blows in the wind at sunrise atop the rubble of a destroyed home a day after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The tornados that struck Moore, Okla., earlier this week brought to the forefront a myth that involves glass. According to Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, some people believe you should open the windows if you … Continue reading

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ICC Approves GICC Proposal as Hearings Come to a Close; Trade-Off Proposal Disapproved

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The International Code Council (ICC) wrapped up its committee hearings yesterday in Dallas, and as the event came to a close a proposal by the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC) to revise Table C407.5.1(1) in the International Energy Conservation Code … Continue reading

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Glass Door Proposal Moves Forward at ICC Hearings

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A proposal that will adapt the International Energy Conservation Code’s (IECC) commercial portion to note that doors with more than 50-percent glass area “shall meet the provisions of Section C402.3.3 for vertical fenestration” was passed this week during the International … Continue reading

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Code Hearings Continue with Approval of Proposal Related to Glass Doors

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and among the review of a number of glass- and fenestration-related proposals, one related to codes for glass entry doors was approved. RE5-13, proposed by Shaunna Mozingo of … Continue reading

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ICC Approves Proposal Regarding Dynamic Glazing in Residential Applications

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee approved a proposal regarding dynamic glazing. Proposal CE161, part 2, introduced by Dr. Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics, proposed that the International Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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ICC Disapproves Proposals Regarding Overhangs

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings continue this week in Dallas, and today the committee disapproved two proposals related to overhangs. RE66 was proposed by Don Surrena, CBO, representing National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and his proposal … Continue reading

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