Codes Regulations  
&
Fire-Rated Glazing to be Addressed  
During Upcoming ICC Hearings  
According to Zaremba, GICC is sup-  
use of fire-rated glazing products, lowing language to Chapter 1 of the IBC: porting this proposal because the addi-  
will be discussed again when the101.3.1 Life safety When consid- tion “states what is already being done  
ife safety issues,which include the  
If adopted,ADM 16 would add the fol-  
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International Code Council (ICC) holds ered as a whole, built environments shall in the International Building Code …  
its 2016 Committee Action Hearings. be such that the life safety of building oc- [and] no additional changes to this pre-  
The hearings are slated for April 17–27 cupants, whether the public, fire fighters cept need to be made … Since this is  
at the Kentucky International Conven- or emergency responders, does not de- already a guiding precept of the code,it  
tion Center in Louisville, Ky.  
Thom Zaremba, code consultant for or fire-resistance-rated material, system poses of the code.”  
the Glazing Industry Code Council or assembly. ZarembaalsosaysGICChaspointedout  
GICC), says his group is supporting Life safety features shall be diverse and, that Section 4.5.1 of NFPA 101,Life Safety  
proposal ADM 16 to the first chapter of to the extent practicable, redundant in Code,has a similar statement of precept.  
pend on a single fire protection system, should be articulate among the pur-  
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the International Building Code (IBC). case any single life safety feature is inef-  
Chapter 1 is the administrative section fective, whether due to human action,in-  
In related codes news, several issues  
and applies to all chapters of the IBC.  
action or system failure.”  
continued on page 24  
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were not resolved during the ICC Group and FS2, proposals which would delete affected,” according to Zaremba. “De-  
A hearings held in Long Beach, Calif., or re-write IBC Section 703.4, are pending on the outcome of these pro-  
last year. This was due to failure of among the proposals that underwent posals, the arguments advanced by  
some automatic voting devices to count this second series of corrective votes.  
some segments of the sprinkler indus-  
some votes.As a result,ICC recently put “If adopted, fire-rated glazing and, try might be enhanced in an effort to  
the proposals back up for Class A vot- potentially other fire-resistance con- use automatic suppression devices in-  
ers whose votes were not counted. FS1 struction materials could be adversely stead of fire-resistance rated construc-  
tion materials in some applications.”  
The do-over vote,which ended Janu-  
ary 24,changed the initial FS1 vote out-  
come in GICC’s favor. Rather than  
overturning the committee’s recom-  
mendation for disapproval, it was sup-  
ported it by a vote of 59 to 55, or 52  
percent to 48 percent.  
As for FS2, those voting in Long  
Beach agreed with GICC and the com-  
mittee recommendation for disap-  
FULLY  
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proval by a vote of 42 to 22. In the  
do-over, that result did not change, and  
the final vote was 72 in favor of disap-  
proval (68 percent) and 34 opposed to  
disapproval (32 percent).  
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