The ICC recently released its schedule for the development of the 2021 Group A I-Codes and 2022 Group B I-Codes.
As we reported in January, the Group B 2021 I-Codes contain a number of significant improvements in the realm of energy efficiency and building science.
A new “open file” research report has just been completed to assess the role of building science and healthy buildings in relation to controlling the risk of health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cavity insulation goes between (and is interrupted by) framing whereas continuous insulation is continuous and not interrupted by framing other than fasteners or service openings.
Canada's building codes are revised every five years by the National Research Council, and the next update will be released in 2020.
At the recent 2020 RESNET Building Performance Conference, Jay Crandell (ARES Consulting) and Amy Schmidt (DuPont) gave a presentation titled “If Walls Could Talk…”
Without clear definitions the code may be subject to varying interpretations that may depart from the intent. Definitions are important and they have significant technical implications.
As mentioned in a prior January 2020 EEBS article (2021 I-Codes Adopt Major Energy Efficiency & Building Science Advancements), many advancements forthcoming in the 2021 ICC family of codes (energy and building codes) were overviewed with the intent to address these advancements individually in future articles.
Insulating layers keep the rain out without compromising air circulation. Below is a new product on the market for residential construction.
Brief summaries of legislative actions being taken that could impact building codes in Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington.