The impact of 2018 and 2021 tent code revisions

April 1st, 2020

As the 2018 I-codes gain adoption, tent professionals can help advance the code development process. Tent professionals can help shape fire and building codes at the local, state and national levels by building relationships with enforcement officials and professionals who represent related industry groups, according to Paul Armstrong, P.E., C.B.O.  Armstrong, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division […]

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Code revision update, and what you can contribute

April 1st, 2019

TRD code committee sets its sights on new ASTM standard. With the current code revision cycle for tents and temporary structures largely complete, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) code committee is continuing in its efforts to establish an industry standard for tent anchorage.  Members of the International Code Council (ICC) voted on code revision proposals […]

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Fire marshals’ association and the code development process

October 1st, 2018

Fire marshals are code experts, but they look to the tent industry for information. The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of IFAI is an active participant in the code development process, submitting code proposals during the code revision cycle, attending and testifying at public hearings and serving as a resource to fire and code officials. But […]

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ICC moves code revision proposals forward

June 1st, 2018

Proposals relating to wind and anchoring requirements were disapproved in the ICC’s Committee Action Hearing, but could return via public comments. One of two code revisions proposed by IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) was approved by the Fire Code Committee of the International Code Council (ICC) in April. Through debate and voting at its Committee […]

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TRD submits to code revision proposals to the ICC

April 1st, 2018

Proposed changes to codes governing tent installations will be taken up at the April ICC Committee Action Hearing. IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) submitted two proposals for changes in codes that relate to tent installation as part of the Group A I-Code Development Cycle for the 2021 Model Code. Code proposals were due to the […]

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ICC to revise codes

June 1st, 2017

A reorganization by the International Code Council (ICC) of its groups that develop model codes will result in the next round of code revisions for the tent industry being moved up by one year. The ICC uses a three-year cycle for developing model codes, and most codes that govern tents and temporary membrane structures fall […]

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Tent codes face scrutiny

November 23rd, 2015

Group A building code proposal passes Public Comment Hearing with modifications. A proposal to the International Code Council’s International Building Code (IBC) that affects the tent industry passed in the Public Comment Hearing (PCH) in October, with final results in December. The original proposal to the 2018 Model Code would have resulted in many tent […]

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