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National building code open for comment


October 22, 2013
By Patrick Flannery


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nmcc_banner_enOct. 22, 2013 – The fall 2013 public review of proposed changes to the
2010 National Model Construction Codes opened last week, running from
October 15 until December 13, 2013, on the National Codes website. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
encourages its members to be involved in this process, as the review
includes IGMA's code request to reference ASTM E1300. The National Model
Construction Codes, comprising the national building, fire, plumbing
and energy codes, are model codes developed by the Canadian Commission
on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) that the provinces and territories
can adopt as is, or with modifications, as part of their building, fire
and plumbing regulations.

nmcc_banner_enOct. 22, 2013 – The fall 2013 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes opened last week, running from October 15 until December 13, 2013, on the National Codes website. The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance encourages its members to be involved in this process, as the review includes IGMA's code request to reference ASTM E1300. The National Model Construction Codes, comprising the national building, fire, plumbing and energy codes, are model codes developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) that the provinces and territories can adopt as is, or with modifications, as part of their building, fire and plumbing regulations.

The public review is one of the principal steps in the process for updating national code documents, providing a nation-wide forum where anyone can review and comment on the changes proposed. Following the review, CCBFC Standing Committees will consider all comments and make final recommendations on each proposed change. Subject to approval by the CCBFC, the final changes will be published by NRC in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes.

"We strongly encourage our members to voice support for our proposed request to reference E1300," says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. Contact Webb at mwebb@igmaonline.org for further information on IGMA's proposal, and Anne Gribbon, secretary to the CCBFC, at anne.gribbon@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca for further information on the public review and how to submit comments.

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