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ANSI/AMD 100-13 Standard Reference Approved by ICC at Public Comment Hearings
(New Port Richey, Florida - October 8, 2013) The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) code change proposal to the International Residential Code (IRC) received final approval by the International Code Council (ICC) on October 5, 2013, during the ICC’s Public Comment Hearings held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The code change will give side-hinged exterior doors (SHEDs) the option to label to the ANSI/AMD 100 for structural compliance, and will be referenced in the 2015 edition of the IRC.
AMD submitted its code change proposal to the ICC back in January shortly after the AMD 100 had received ANSI recognition as an American National Standard (ANS). In April, the proposal was unanimously approved by the IRC Committee during the Code Development Hearings in Dallas, Texas. Jessica Ferris, AMD Director of Standards and Codes, present at the Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, stated “AMD has kept a vigilant eye on code changes all these years to ensure that SHEDs are not solely bound by the AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS standard. AMD developed the ANSI/AMD 100, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution, because of the lack of adequate representation of pre-hangers and component manufacturers within the industry at the time NAFS was developed, and the costly impracticalities of complying with the multitude of performance criteria required of SHEDs in NAFS.”
The ANSI/AMD 100 addresses the concerns of all within the door industry and minimizes the amount of testing required by focusing on only one set of performance criteria and providing for component substitution. Rosalie Leone, AMD Chief Executive Officer stated, “Now that the ANSI/AMD 100 has received code recognition, pre-hangers and component manufacturers can breathe a sigh of relief. This victory is attributed to years of commitment and perseverance by the AMD Industry Standards and Certification Committee, Jessica Ferris, and the support of AMD members and numerous professionals affiliated with the millwork industry.”
Established in 1963, the Association of Millwork Distributors has been a recognized leader providing networking, education, advocacy, leadership, and certification to and for the Millwork Industry. For more information about the ANSI/AMD 100-13 Standard, visit www.AMDweb.com.
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