BIFMA has completed its review and recommendations for the following furniture safety and performance standards in accordance with the established American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 5-year review process.
The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised Technical Report 12 (TR 12): General Dowel Equations for Calculating Lateral Connection Values.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has adopted three new standards for testing windows and doors from processes developed by National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
Use of annealed glass furniture tops has led to an increase in serious and sometimes fatal injuries from falls onto furniture. A new ASTM International standard stresses the use of safety glass to reduce furniture-related injuries.
The use of annealed glass tops has led to an increase in serious and sometimes fatal injuries sustained from falls onto furniture pieces that include glass. A new ASTM International standard stresses the use of safety glass as a means of minimizing serious furniture-related injuries.
The woodworking standard, developed by BIFMA, has been released for distribution.