Code Hearings See Acceptance of Proposals Relating to Wired Glass Usage and Energy Codes

This week the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2003/2004 code development cycle hearings took place in Overland Park, Kan. Code change proposals that affected portions of both the International Building Code (IBC) and well as the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were heard and approved.

Concerning the IBC, the ICC voted to approve changes that limit the use of wired glass in all building structures in areas subject to human impact. The passage of the code change effectively ends the exemption from federal regulation that has been on wired glass since 1977.

The Department of Energy’s code change proposal of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has been approved as amended by public comment. Changes to the IECC will involve editing and revisions to parts one through ten of the code.

To read the code changes click here: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/pdf/conf_day3.pdf


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