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Miami-Dade County Requires Product Control Process

Helmy Makar of the Miami-Dade County, Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), Product Control Section, presented an overview of the county’s product control process leading to the issuance of a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) – required by all fenestration and other envelope-related products and systems.Manufacturers of construction products seeking approval may access Miami-Dade County services including the review of technical documentation and audits of the Quality Assurance of the manufactured products or the manufacturing process.The steps for obtaining a Miami-Dade NOA are:Manufacturers submit product...

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Florida Building Code Edition Changes Highlighted

FGIA Southeast Region member Lynn Miller and Code Compliance Manager for PGT Custom Window + Doors summarized significant changes proposed for the 7th Edition of the Florida Building Code from a fenestration standpoint compared with the 6th edition published in 2017.Among these were:A new wind speed map based on ASCE7-16 was added for Risk Category IV (essential facilities) and increased wind loads for skylights.The threshold exception for exterior doors of dwelling units was added back into Chapter 10 of the Commercial Code, as were concrete/masonry...

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UL/CLEB Shares Canadian Codes and Standards Requirements for Fenestration Product Installation at FGIA Annual Conference

A sponsored seminar at the 2020 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference covered codes and standards requirements pertaining to installing fenestration products in Canada. Robert Jutras, principal engineer for UL/CLEB, led a presentation on these requirements with a focus on CSA A440.4, a National Standard of Canada covering window, door and skylight installation.“The standard we are focusing on today is specific to the Canadian National Building Code (NBC),” said Jutras.NBC Part 9, dedicated to housing and small buildings, covers windows and doors and...

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Window & Door Magazine | Decoded Columns

No matter how stringent the building code or the underlying performance standard, proper installation is the ultimate key to performance quality of fenestration products. This can be more complicated than it may seem at first glance, owing to the variety of product configurations and the types of exterior walls into which they are to be installed.

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