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What’s New with the Codes?

The glass and glazing industry continues its battle to maintain—and expand—its presence on the wall through the various national and international building codes and standards. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting is at the forefront of the industry’s efforts, and … Continue reading

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ICC Votes on Prescriptive Requirement Proposals

Key code change proposals regarding prescriptive requirements for glazing were addressed over the last few days during the International Code Council (ICC) 2016 Committee Action Hearings. Among the approved changes in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was CE94. Proposed … Continue reading

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Canadian Glass Association Connects with GICC

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA) announced it has joined the Glazing Industry Codes Committee (GICC). The association’s membership is pending until April 12, however, as it has not yet been accepted. GICC, formed in 1983, teamed with the Glass Association … Continue reading

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NFPA Proposals Could Impact Fire-Rated Glazing

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

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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