The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.
March 11, 2020: ASCE-7 Subcommittee meeting on Minimum Design Loads: By: Mark Guthrie, NADRA Code Committee Members of NADRA's Code Committee participated in a call held last Wednesday by the ASCE-7 Subcommittee on Minimum Design Loads. We were there due to a proposal under consideration by this influential group of engineers [...]
July 3rd, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson To finish a marathon, you’ve got to push through the last mile. Such is the same with developing a new edition of the International Residential Code. Thousands of people are currently running a marathon toward the 2021 IRC, and though they are halfway through, there’s [...]
ICC Committee Action Hearings, Group B Codes - Albuquerque, 2019: May 2nd, 2019 Update - By: Glenn Mathewson Deep into the IRC Committee Action Hearings. So far the deck industry has been well represented by The North American Deck and Railing Association and our friends in the Deck Code Coalition. Preview of our accomplishments as the [...]
April 11th, 2019: By Judy Verblaauw The Challenge is on! Let's Go NADRA Members!!! During the last Southeast regional meeting, Glenn Mathewson spoke about the code changes that have been proposed and what it could mean for our industry. At the Northeast regional meeting, Bruce Verblaauw discussed the same things. After [...]
February 2019 By Glenn Mathewson Thanks to the support of NADRA members we have shared our knowledge with others in the campfire discussions regarding deck code proposals for the 2021 International Residential Code. There were 9 proposals submitted with our assistance and approval. The Deck Code Coalition is an informal group [...]
Here’s a run down of proposals likely to be submitted Jan. 7th with the combined support of nearly all the contributors of the Deck Code Coalition. I am proud of NADRA for being a part of this support.
Major changes to ICC Guardrail Performance Criteria – Additional testing methods plus safety factor increased on AC-273
Update from NADRA's Code Committee: You may have read this last week in our release revealing these new rules or criteria changes from ICC, however we feel it is necessary that we get the word out about these changes once more; and help bring clarity to the subject. This [...]
Reminder to all handrail and guard manufacturers, in June 2017 ICC-ES approved significant revisions to AC273, Acceptance Criteria for Handrails and Guards. NADRA recommends if you have an evaluation or code report for your product in accordance with this acceptance criteria you should contact the agency providing the report on how [...]
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Michael BeaudryNADRA Executive VP215-679-4884Info@NADRA.org AWPA and ICC Approve New Treated Wood Standards ICC-ES AC326 - The ICC final effective date of implementation is July 15, 2016. Quakertown, PA (February 16th, 2016) Many of you may or may not be aware of the discussions that have been taking place regarding [...]