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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Increase Community Resilience through Building Codes and StandardsBuilding codes set the baseline for the safe design and construction of our homes, schools, and workplaces, providing the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the …
- Irv Leavitt contact reporter for the Chicago Tribune writes that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing laboratory, which is known primarily for testing home equipment survivability under …
ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) Releases Roadmap Progress ReportThe American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) announced today the publication of a Progress Report detailing the standardization community’s activity to advance recommendations outlined in …
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.