ICC Committee Action Hearings, Group B Codes – Albuquerque, 2019:
May 2nd, 2019 Update – By: Glenn Mathewson
Deep into the IRC Committee Action Hearings. So far the deck industry has been well represented by The North American Deck and Railing Association and our friends in the Deck Code Coalition.
Preview of our accomplishments as the voice for our industry:
Guard and handrail load requirements were approved to be split into two columns which sets the stag to better evaluate the unique job they each do.
Raising the minimum design live load for decks from 40 psf to 60 psf was disapproved.
This is just the beginning of the process though, as public comments and the Final Action hearing can still change everything, MUCH work is still to be done. Please consider making a pledge today to help NADRA continue to have representation at these critical hearings. Learn more about our fundraising initiative HERE.
Today will be another long 11-hour day of testimony, but I’m proud to be here speaking on behalf of NADRA and for all those that work in decks and rails!
During the last Southeast regional meeting, Glenn Mathewson spoke about the code changes that have been proposed and what it could mean for our industry. At the Northeast regional meeting, Bruce Verblaauw discussed the same things. After these meetings, Decks by Kiefer, a NADRA Builder member from New Jersey, decided to challenge all other members to meet or beat his contribution of $500 to the code initiative.
All contributors will receive the official 2019 NADRA “Power of One” Ambassador logo for their marketing use & will receive a shoutout on the official fundraising page.
Special thank you to the following NADRA members for contributing:
Stand up and help support NADRA’s efforts. Click here to learn more and add your “2 cents” to this great cause. On this page, you will also see links for all official code updates from Glenn Mathewson.
The proposals for the creation of the 2021 IRC have been released for review and can be viewed HERE.