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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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Court Hears Crucial Case Over Access to Standards

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments in the copyright-infringement lawsuit against public-records activist Carl Malamud, who is being sued by ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and … Continue reading

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Daylighting and Code Verbiage Addressed at ICC Meetings

As the International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued this past weekend, numerous glazing and fenestration-related proposals were approved—many involving daylighting. Among the approved changes in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was one (C402.4.1.2) that increased skylight … Continue reading

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ICC Addresses 15-Percent Glazing Area Code Language

The International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings continued this week, with decisions made on a few notable glazing and fenestration industry-related proposals. Wednesday, one relevant proposal—RE145—was narrowly defeated, while three others were approved. The industry supported RE145. This … Continue reading

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Glazing-Related Code Approved During Action Hearings

Code officials are meeting this week in Louisville, Ky., to discuss the 2016 building codes. At least one industry-related proposal has already been approved. A change to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (RE8-16) adds the following definition to R202 (IRC … Continue reading

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