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Industry Can Expect Increased Focus on Building, Energy Codes

The fenestration and glazing industries should prepare for an increased focus on U.S. code updates, says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance technical operations director. She told participants at the FGIA 2022 Virtual Summer Conference last week that … Continue reading

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FEMA & Building Codes: What It All Means

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan … Continue reading

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New Building Codes Could Save Energy and Reduce Climate Impact, Says DOE

New energy building code proposals from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would save American homes and businesses $138 billion in the next 30 years in energy costs. Information released recently from the DOE claims its proposals would save an … Continue reading

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Building Safety Month Concludes with a Focus on Disaster Preparedness 

The virtual celebration for Building Safety Month ends with week 4, which highlights disaster preparedness. This week, the Code Council, its members and partners emphasize the importance of advanced planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes … Continue reading

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What’s Going on with Canadian Codes?

The adoption of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) has been one of the biggest changes in the Canadian industry in recent years, according to Jeff Baker, president of Westlab and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant. Baker recently gave a webinar … Continue reading

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