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September/October 2011

ANSI and SES Announce Affiliations Agreement

The American National Standards Institute and SES – The Society for Standards Professionals, have agreed to reciprocal affiliations between the two organizations. Under the agreement, current and new SES members are automatically eligible to enroll in ANSI’s affiliate membership program for one year, and the technical contact of all current and new ANSI full members is automatically eligible to enroll as an individual member of SES for one year. For more information or to participate, please email ANSI.

October Metallurgist Conference Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Oct. 2-5, 2011, Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Celebrating History and Poised for the Future, will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Metallurgical Society of C.I.M. is sponsoring the event, which will include plenary sessions highlighting the future of metallurgy and materials technology as well as presentations covering key metallurgical developments and events that have occurred in Canada over the past 50 years.

NFPA and SAE Host Safety Summit on Electric Vehicles

The 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Safety Summit will be held Sept. 27-28 in Detroit, Mich. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), the summit will provide a forum in which individuals, organization and agencies can contribute to plans regarding code and standards development that will effectively address safety as related to electrified vehicles and their infrastructure.

October Symposium to Address Building Envelope Technology

A symposium on Building Envelope Technology will be held Oct. 10-11 in Charlotte, N.C., and will feature 12 educational sessions presented by building envelope designers. Most programs will focus on repair and sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing exterior envelopes.

ASCC to Hold Annual Conference in September

The American Society of Concrete Contractors will hold the 10th anniversary of its annual conference on Sept. 15-18 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Three days of seminars and roundtables will be held that will be of interest to concrete contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and other industry professionals. American Concrete Institute flatwork finisher certification and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association pervious concrete certification are also scheduled.

ICC Board Approves Changes to IECC, IRC Code Development Processes

The International Code Council has approved changes to the code development processes for the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Residential Code, effective with the 2012/2013 Code Development Cycle. The 2012 IECC will contain two distinct, separate and comprehensive sections of energy provisions for commercial buildings and low-rise residential buildings as defined in the code, reflecting input from numerous stakeholders. This will include separate provisions that address scope and administration; definitions; general requirements; and energy efficiency. The changes ensure a single set of energy-efficiency provisions for residential construction under a single code development committee. Code and scoping committee assignments will be adjusted to accommodate the change.