Code Change 5: Hearings finalized the requirements of the ICC Group A codes, which include the 2015 International Building Code.

Reference: http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/codes-standards-key-changes-2015-international-building-code-1210485

Hearings were finalized in the “Final Action Hearings” in regards to the ICC Group A proposals.  This event occurred at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.  What took place were discussion and confirmation of the requirements of the ICC Group A codes. What is good about this is that it clarified what is included in the IBC (International Building Code) 2015.

Below contains one of the code change proposals of particular interest of which is incorporated in the IBC 2015:

The proposal (S295) from AAMA covered the 0.6 adjustment factor of the “ultimate design wind pressure” (as stated in the ASCE 7-10) in order to convert it to the “allowable stress wind pressure” (otherwise known as “nominal” design wind pressure). This is covered in Chapter 24 of the IBC 2015, of which is specific to glass. In the IBC 2012 the 0.6 adjustment factor of the “ultimate design wind pressure” was neglected in reference to the design wind speed model. Before, the wind designs were always based on the “allowable stress design”.

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