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Fire-Rated Glazing to be Addressed at ICC Meetings

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Life safety issues, which include the use of fire-rated glazing products, will be discussed again when the International Code Council (ICC) holds its 2016 Committee Action Hearings. The hearings are slated for April 17–27 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in … Continue reading

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ICC Approves Two Proposals Related to Fire Safety

The International Code Council (ICC) continues its final action hearings in Memphis, and two proposals related to fire safety were approved as submitted. The first FS 99-15 716.6.5 revises the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) as follows: (716.6.5) “Installation. Fire-protection-rated … Continue reading

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ASTM and ICC Eye Sustainability in Middle East

The International Code Council (ICC) and ASTM International are teaming up to support sustainable construction in Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting gave BEC Conference attendees an update on construction codes relating to fenestration.

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference earlier this week. Monday, Culp gave … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

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The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal … Continue reading

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Industry Groups to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International … Continue reading

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