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Responses for the October 2012 Evaluation Committee Meeting (through September 21, 2012)

Tuesday October 2, 2012

  1. AC385 — Proposed Reinstatement (with revisions) of the Acceptance Criteria for Special-purpose Sprinkler Heads Used with Fixed Glazed Assemblies to Provide a Fire-resistance-rated Wall Assembly. It is proposed that the criteria be reinstated and revised to include recognition under the 2012 and 2009 codes. At its June 2011 meeting, the Evaluation Committee declined to approve revisions that were proposed to the criteria at that time and voted to withdraw the criteria that was in effect at that time. Click here.
  1. AC368 — Public Notification Regarding Alternate Seismic Qualification of Suspended Ceiling Systems in Accordance with the Acceptance Criteria for Suspended Ceiling Framing Systems. ICC-ES staff is notifying industry and seeking input on the steps necessary to evaluate the use of intermediate duty runners in Seismic Design Categories D, E, and F. Click here.

Wednesday October 3, 2012

  1. AC440 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Using an Equivalency Approach to Verify Seismic Design Parameters for Lateral-Force-Resisting Vertical Wood Truss Wall Assemblies. A new criteria is proposed to provide requirements confirming the use of metal-plated wooden trusses, referred to as wood truss wall assemblies (WRWA), as substitutes for in-plane shear-resisting vertical components (shear walls) of an otherwise code-complying lateral force-resisting system. This subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in June 2012. Click here.
  1. AC269.1 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Proprietary Sheathing Attached to Wood Light-framed Wall Construction Used as Braced Wall Panels under the IRC. A new criteria is proposed which will update the wall bracing provisions for wood frame construction of AC269 to the 2009 IRC. A prior edition of this criteria was posted on the ICC-ES website for public comment using the June 2011 alternative criteria process and this subject was previously considered by the Evaluation Committee in October 2011. Click here.

  2. AC447 — Proposed Acceptance Criteria for Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Modular Wall Systems. A new criteria is proposed to establish requirements for Fiber Reinforced Modular (FRP) wall systems. Click here.