When did the building code first require safety/tempered glass for sliding glass doors, glass shower doors, and low windows in walking areas?
Monday, February 25, 2019
The history of safety/tempered glass dates back quite a ways: International Residential Code (IRC), since inception in 2000; Florida Building Code (FBC), since inception a couple of years later; Uniform Building Code (UBC) since 1967, and Southern Standard Building Code (SSBC), at about the same time. The Consumer Products Safety Council (CPSC) also established regulations as federal law “CPSC 16 CFR 1201,” which became effective on July 6th, 1977.
Safety glass is required in areas where there is the potential for human impact with the glass, and you can read more about it at our blog posts Where is safety/tempered glass required for the windows of a house? and How can I tell if a window or glass door is safety glass?
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