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American Concrete Institute launches new ACI 318 PLUS

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS – an entirely new annual subscription that provides users with convenient digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. 

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American Concrete Institute releases 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection features ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 562 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.”

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Global Resiliency Dialogue releases report detailing consideration of climate risk in building codes

The Global Resiliency Dialogue published findings of its first international survey in the report, “The Use of Climate Data and Assessment of Extreme Weather Event Risks in Building Codes around the World.” The report is the first deliverable of the Global Resiliency Dialogue and provides valuable context about the current level of integration of climate science in the provisions of advanced building codes around the world.

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FGIA updates Performance Rating Method standard for mulled combination assemblies, more

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a mulled assemblies document. AAMA 450-20, Performance Rating Method for Mulled Combination Assemblies, Composite Units, and Other Mulled Fenestration Systems, was last updated in 2010. This FGIA performance rating method describes procedures and requirements for determining the air leakage, water resistance and structural performance of mulled fenestration systems.

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Two new International Code Council online code tools now available

The International Code Council launched two online building code tools for building safety professionals and the public to access free information about building code usage in their communities. “Building codes represent a highly cost-effective strategy to help protect communities from the risks posed by natural and man-made events,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are very excited to launch these two databases that provide important code information that is useful to all community stakeholders.”

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ACI and ICRI publish new “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures”

The American Concrete Institute and International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.” This guide provides licensed design professionals with the knowledge, skill, and judgment to interpret and properly use the ACI 562, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.”

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January 19 FGIA webinar to cover performance rating for fenestration systems, comparative analysis procedure

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure” on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the enhanced analytical aspects of AAMA 2502, a recently updated FGIA document, and the procedures for evaluating air leakage and water penetration resistance. Participants will also learn about the design pressure performance of mulled fenestration assemblies contained in AAMA 450 – another FGIA document that was also recently updated.

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FGIA updates test method for vertical fenestration installation procedures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a test method evaluating the performance and durability of the integration of a fenestration product with a building envelope. AAMA 504-20, Voluntary Laboratory Test Method to Qualify Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures, was originally created in 2005. This is its first update.

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New FEMA study projects implementing I-Codes could save $600 billion by 2060

Last week, FEMA released its landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A National Study,” featuring an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting modern building codes and standards. The study affirmed the recent finding by the National Institute of Building Sciences that adopting modern codes provides $11 in mitigation savings for every $1 invested. Alarmingly, the FEMA study found that currently 65 percent of counties, cities, and towns across the U.S. have not adopted modern building codes, only 50 percent of cumulative post-2000 construction adhered to the I-Codes, and 30 percent of new construction is occurring in communities with no codes at all  or codes that are more than 20 years outdated.

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