Believe it or not, officials in Louisiana and Florida, states that can have high wind loading and flooding causing buoyancy, are trying to scale back their states’ building codes in an effort to decrease the regulatory burden and help drive down home costs.
In the podcast below, Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department gives an ICC perspective on the organization’s role in helping building designers understand and apply the code as it relates to fire performance.
A new ASTM International standard will support the use of stucco in the construction industry. The new standard (soon to be published as C1860) was developed by the ASTM International committee on gypsum and related building materials and systems (C11).
California Public Utilities Commission has recently outlined requirements for Zero Net Energy Homes. As spelled out in the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.
The following is a summary of code change proposals to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) which have been submitted by various foam plastic insulation associations, including the FSC, XPSA, PIMA, and CPI.
At the recent 2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference, Jay Crandell (ARES Consulting) and Amy Schmidt (Dow Building and Construction) gave a presentation titled “Stranger Things – The Energy Code Myths that Haunt Us”.