AAMA Members appointed to ICC Code Change Committees.

Press Release Summary:

As members of International Code Council Change Committees, Julie Ruth, P.E. and Chuck Anderson, P.E. are responsible for reviewing and rendering decisions on each proposal for alterations to International Codes. Ruth, sole proprietor of JRuth Code Consulting, was appointed to committee position with IRC Building and Energy Code Change Committee, while Anderson, AAMA's codes and industry affairs manager, was appointed to International Energy Conservation Code committee.

Original Press Release:

AAMA's Chuck Anderson, Julie Ruth Appointed to ICC Code Change Committees

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Representing the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Julie Ruth, P.E., and Chuck Anderson, P.E., have been appointed to the International Code Council (ICC) Change Committees during the Council's 2007 annual conference in Reno, Nev. As committee members, Anderson and Ruth are responsible for reviewing and rendering decisions on each proposal for alterations to the International Codes.

"The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) committee, which has 15 voting members, addresses energy-related proposals for the non-residential and residential markets. The International Residential Code (IRC) Building and Energy committee, consisting of 12 members, addresses energy and structural concerns for the residential market. The committees' decisions are the first stage in the process of making changes to the International Codes, which are usually upheld at the ICC Final Action Hearing," according to Anderson.

Ruth was appointed to a committee position with the IRC Building and Energy Code Change Committee. With many years of service, she is a past-chair of the ICC Industry Advisory Council, a previous member of the ICC Referenced Standard Committee, and has served on many other ICC code change and ad hoc committees. As sole proprietor of JRuth Code Consulting, she represents AAMA in the ongoing development of these codes, monitors the status of code adoption by all the states, prepares articles and guides on the code requirements for glazing and glazed assemblies, and provides training on the International Codes.

Also during ICC's annual conference, Anderson was appointed to the IECC Change Committee. He previously served as a member of the ICC's IECC Code Development Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). In September 2007, Anderson joined the AAMA staff as codes and industry affairs manager. In this role, he acts as technical liaison between the AAMA membership and affiliated industry organizations including state, local and international code groups.

For more information on AAMA's leadership and activities, please visit www.aamanet.org or call 847-303-5664.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry. (SM)

Angela Dickson, Senior Coordinator of Communications, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org 847-303-5859 Ext. 224


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