Understanding the New Code Requirements

Loveli, Vickie J.
October 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2006 Supplement, Vol. 78, p12
The article discusses the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) which has a new requirement for the impact testing of louvers that cover the openings for intake and exhaust ducts in the coastal areas in the U.S. which are prone to hurricanes. A section of the IBC, deals with the protection of glazed openings in wind borne debris regions. The effects of hurricanes on building ventilation systems need further studies since increased hurricane activity is predicted by climatologists.


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