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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Building code adoption key for state and local governments to withstand disasters

April 1st, 2016

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) on March 22 filed comments in a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rule-making proceeding, supporting in concept the establishment of a disaster deductible for states and local governments in lieu of raising the threshold for disaster declarations. “The deductible concept has merit as long as it is leveraged to […]

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