On Sunday, April 28, 2013, the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) received a unanimous vote of approval from the International Residential Code (IRC) Committee for their ANSI/AMD 100, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution at the International Code Council Code Development Hearings in Dallas, Texas.
AMD 100, a new structural performance standard for side-hinged exterior doors (SHEDs) was approved as a code change proposal for the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). Jessica Ferris, AMD’s Director of Codes and Standards spoke in support of the proposal stating, “the AMD 100 was developed by consensus as required by the ICC and is ANSI-approved. It was development by AMD door pre-hanger and manufacturer members in tune with the needs of the building industry and code environment.”
Rosalie Leone, AMD Chief Executive Officer, commented, “today, we have reached a milestone. Our mission behind developing the AMD 100 was to allow for the interchange, or substitution of components, while maintaining a structurally rated system. AMD 100 eases the hardship for the millwork pre-hangers and component manufacturers of having to test each door configuration assembled. It is rewarding to see our efforts will make a positive difference in the millwork industry”.
The AMD 100 is available on the AMD website, www.AMDweb.com