Building Codes and Inspections/tempered glass requirement


Shelby Sieg wrote at 2011-01-13 22:28:23
Don't forget about WUI (wild land urban interface) which requires at least 1 lite of tempered glass in certain zones.  The states code is pretty straight forward but some counties and even cities have modified it.  So its best to check with you local code enforcement agency.

sarah wrote at 2013-10-01 16:40:31
If you are in an SRA area, all glazing is required to be tempered per their standards (at least one pane of a dual glazed windows)

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Sharon Toji


I have special expertise in the subject of accessibility codes and guidelines (ADA), and most specifically in the field of signage. If you have a question that is not about the ADA or about signs, I suggest you try the following excellent site: Naffa International BCDG (Building Code Discussion Group). The website address is You do have to register, but it's free. You will find discussions here on all kinds of Building Code Q & A topics. You go to the forum that sounds as if it's close to your topic, check out some of the posts and see if it sounds like a fit. Then pose your question. With luck, you may get some really good answers. You can email some of the experts individually by clicking on the headings of their posts. When you ask a question, of me, or of someone on the above site, tell them your state, and maybe your city if it's a large city. That is crucial for answering code questions. Sharon Toji


I am a voting delegate to the American National Standards Institute that writes accessiblity standards used by the International Building Code and are the basis for the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). I am also a member of the Access Advisory Committee to the California State Building Standards Commission, among other positions.

Signs and the ADA (a manual I have written that is used across the country), and articles in many trade journals.

BA, Reed College Graduate work, University of Munich (Germany) and University of California, Irvine

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