Doors, Windows and Skylights Public Review: June 4-25, 2015

Office of Housing and Construction Standards
Building and Safety Standards Branch

Doors, Windows and Skylights Public Review
June 4-25, 2015

The 2012 BC Building Code introduced new requirements for manufactured and preassembled fenestration products
to conform to both:

  • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440‐08 North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors
    and Skylights (NAFS 08); and
  • CSA A440S1‐09, Canadian Supplement to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors and Skylights.

These requirements rate products according to  performance grade, performance class, water penetration
resistance test pressure and air infiltration/exfiltration as well as specifying minimum quality of materials, finishes and components.

The requirements for other glazed products that do not fall within NAFS 08, such as curtain walls, site built doors and windows and sloped glazing, have also been a source of confusion for industry since the introduction of the 2012 code.

While fenestration industry associations were heavily involved in developing the model National Building Code and the relevant standards, the industry has found the new regime more challenging than they had anticipated since it came into effect in December 2013.

Some changes to the BC Building Code have been developed in consultation with the fenestration industry and local governments to alleviate some key implementation issues. We would like to hear from you. Visit our online public review from June 4th to June 25th, 2015.

For a general review of the proposed changes to requirements for doors, windows and skylights please click on the survey link: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Windows/

To review the proposed code language of the changes to requirements for doors, windows and skylights, please click on the survey link: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/Windows-Technical/

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