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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.

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