Building Codes

Join Intertek at their facility in Elmendorf, TX from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday, February 8th where they will be hosting a seminar that focuses on some of the building and construction issues most prevalent to the wood frame apartment community.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled an aggressive new energy efficiency initiative in his State of the State address.

Based on data from the preliminary energy savings analysis released by the DOE, the 2016 edition of Standard 90.1 results in 46.6 percent less source energy use and 43.6 percent less site energy use compared to the 1989 edition. A staggering reduction in 27 years.

If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding—or will be soon—getting off the ground is the best way to avoid recurring, expensive, and heart-rending damage to your house. That’s why Harris County, TX overhauled its flood rules after Hurricane Harvey.

With energy efficiency remaining high on the national and global construction agenda, ICC and ASHRAE have once again collaborated to release the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016.

Stretch codes have emerged as a promising solution that jurisdictions can use to drive better energy performance in the built environment and set a long-term vision for efficiency stringency in buildings further into the future.

The next (2019) version of NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components, is currently in a second draft, and public comments are being accepted until December 8, 2017.

A new statute modifies the process in which the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) of Pennsylvania is reviewed and adopted within that State. The review cycle for codes moves from 36 months to a 54-month review cycle from the publication of the base code (I-Codes).

On October 31, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb approved the re-adoption of that state's energy code, which is ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007. 

The American Wood Council(AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS)for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).