Proposal Defeated at IEC Code Committee Meeting
A proposal to use EC-9 to reference AAMA 507 as an alternative
to the NFRC 100 site build procedure, for the rating (but not certification)
of commercial fenestration products, was defeated by a vote of 11-2
at the IEC Code Committee meeting today.
The meeting was part of the International Code Council code hearings
being held in Orlando, Fla.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (IGMA) both supported
the proposal, which had been presented by the Glass Association
of North America (GANA), the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and
Those supporting the proposal cited ease of use, output acceptability
and providing an alternative for rating (not certification).
Current procedures were initially designed for residential applications
and supporters of EC-9 sought an alternative reference designed
for use specifically in commercial buildings.
One of three members of the NFRC board of directors sitting on
the IEC Code Committee abstained from voting, citing a conflict