Codes & Standards News

Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings (October 6, 2014 – The USGlass News Network (USGNN))

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission (September 23, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

Blue and red states going green on energy policy (September 11, 2014 – USA Today)

ICC-ES and APA Publish First Joint Evaluation Report for Engineered Wood Products (September 7, 2014 – Building Online)

Oregon’s New Construction Codes Raise the Standards for Energy Efficiency Housing (August 26, 2014 – Newswire)

ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited (August 26, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

Hurricane Andrew Anniversary Is a Reminder to FORTIFY Homes, Says IBHS (August 25, 2014 –

 National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years (August 22, 2014 – NIBS Press Release)

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development (August 21, 2014 – RealEstateRama)

Researchers try to leverage bamboo’s strength (August 12, 2014 – Journal of Commerce)

RESNET Commissions Study on 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index Option (August 5, 2014 – Green Builder Magazine)

Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S. (July 31, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

HUD Begins Process of Adopting AAMA Standards for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing (July 28, 2014 – W&D Weekly)

Green Building Certification (July 21, 2014 – NAHB Eye On Housing)

S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map (July 18, 2014 – WSAV3)



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    • Reference to using the AMD 100 Standard for wind load performance requirements will be reflected in the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC).  AMD is targeting specific state requlatory bodies that would consider incorporating reference to the AMD 100 in their state building codes.

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