On April 29th, 2021 NADRA code representative, Glenn Mathewson, participated in the International Code Council Committee Action Hearings for the development of the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.
August 29th, 2019 By: Glenn Mathewson The latest 2018 edition of the International Residential Code provides a complete package of prescriptive structural design tables for decks... sort of... When we think of structural design, most people imagine the skeleton of ledgers, joists, beams, and posts. At this completion, one might be [...]
The acquisition will add laboratory and testing capabilities to the Code Council service offerings and will foster innovation by streamlining the time-to-market for product manufacturers Nappanee, IN – The International Code Council announced today that it has acquired NTA, a leading provider of testing services, product certification, inspection, engineering, off-site construction plan [...]
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 [...]
May 8th, 2019 Notes from NADRA's Code Committee Chair, Mark Guthrie: Building codes are always going to play a critical part in the safety, growth and public perception of our industry. NADRA recognizes this and has been dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources to better understanding and shaping the codes that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]