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IBHS and ICC to work together more closely

Post Time:Feb 23,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:76

The Institute for Business & Home Safety and the International Code Council have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC.

Supported by the property insurance industry, IBHS offers a suite of voluntary, code-plus “Fortified” standards and guidelines for the design and construction of new homes and light commercial structures, as well as for retrofitting existing homes to strengthen them against natural and man-made hazards. Engineering-based materials that comprise the Fortified program elements, along with new building science findings from tests conducted at the IBHS Research Center in South Carolina will be used to inform the development of new ICC codes and standards for both wind-related and non-wind related hazards, according to a Feb. 22 Window & Door report.

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