Building Codes

Atlas Roofing Corporation has created the EnergyShield® Wall Builder Tool, an industry resource designed for contractors and architects seeking guidance on designing with polyiso wall insulation.

The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has created the following flyer to summarize key concepts for builders, designers and building officials to consider with regard to the use of foam plastic insulated sheathing (FPIS).

The following state legislation have an impact on the building and/or energy code.

On April 4, Dave presented to building inspectors from the City of Greer, South Carolina on the component installation process and what to look for when inspecting component framed buildings.

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.

Steel has an obvious advantage in that its core ingredients are fire resistant. So, that begs the question that shouldn’t more steel structures be speced and built?

The week of March 12, PIMA staff traveled to North Carolina and Minnesota to advocate for stronger building energy codes.

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).

Below are updates provided by the American Chemistry Council and ASHRAE on recent state legislative action affecting energy efficiency and/or the building code.