Source: Woodworking Network
Woodworking manufacturers that use or produce composite panels have until May 8 to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products rule, originally issued June 2013.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published an updated standard for acoustical performance. AAMA 1801-13, Voluntary Specification for the Acoustical Rating of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Glazed Wall Sections describes the use of sound transmission loss test data to calculate Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings.
Most states and local jurisdictions are currently using the 2009 editions of the family of International Codes published by the International Code Council. As of fall 2013, the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) was being enforced either locally or statewide in 22 states and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was being enforced either locally or statewide in 32 states.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published a standard practice for the installation of exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, with surface barrier wall construction. FMA/AAMA/WDMA 400-13, Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Surface Barrier Masonry Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure, is specifically designed for installations subject to extreme wind and water climate exposure, particularly in the coastal southeast United States, and addresses buildings that will be at high risk for water intrusion.
Two of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Total Product Performance™ standards for interior architectural wood doors have been approved as American National Standards. ANSI/WDMA I.S.1A-13, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and ANSI/WDMA I.S.6A-13, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors have received their recognition from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review.
Source: Door & Window Market Magazine
It is difficult for door and window companies to keep up with all the latest code changes, so DWM makes it a little easier with a look at some revisions to recent standards including the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Code Council (ICC), as well as some new standards developed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA).
The California Energy Commission is wrapping up changes to the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code). As of late August, the revised standards are scheduled to take effect in January 2014, following final approval of the California Building Standards Commission.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 925-13, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems, which determines the ability of a side-hinged door system to remain operable following the application of a vertical load along the lock stile of the door leaf.