This week the International Code Councils (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
The Department of Energys 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