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!