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- A proposed ASTM International standard could determine if a dust-lead hazard remains following clean-up of an activity that disturbs lead-based paint. If the standard is …
- Agency implements congressionally enacted formaldehyde emission standards WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today moves to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into …
- There’s a recent article in DWM Magazine about a bill that was recently introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, that could help small businesses comply …
Codes & Standards Update
April Showers Bring May Flowers… For the Most Part
Codes and Standards Update
By Jessica Ferris, WMA Director of Codes and Standards May 4, 2016
I’m settling back into the swing of things after having gone through a chockablock month of codes and standards development. First stop, NFRC Spring Membership Meeting; then the Florida Building Commission Technical Advisory Committee
Meeting; and last, but by no means least, ICC Committee Action Hearings the tail end of April.
For those of you bold enough to delve into the intricate workings of codes and standards development, what follows is my recap of outcomes from these meetings. Overall, I’m happy to report that good things are happening: a simplified thermal rating method for side-hinged doors; additional recognition of the WMA 100 standard; and the successful thwarting off of potential code language quagmires.