How are industry codes and standards developed?

October 1st, 2021

New criteria for the use and testing of inflatable amusement devices are among current code change proposals in front of the International Fire Code (IFC) code development committee. Photo: © Clearvista, When tent, awning and fabric structure installers think of codes and standards, they often envision the building and fire departments of local and […]

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Guidelines for fabric structures (ASCE 55-10) updated to current standards

February 1st, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Tension Membrane Committee has revised ASCE 55-10, the organization’s primary set of guidelines for designing a wide variety of tensioned fabric structures. The new updated standard, ASCE 55-16, will answer how to design a structure to meet codes and more. Unlike ACSE 55-10, the revised standard includes a […]

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