About Us

Learn More about GICC and its history

In the early 1970s, the National Safety Council and a national injury data base reported that approximately 320,000 injuries occurred each year involving glass in doors and windows. Responding to these injury reports, state and local jurisdictions began to enact a hodge-podge of safety glazing laws. Because of the growing influence of the model building codes over the content of state and local building codes, glass and fenestration interests became active participants in the model code process. They hoped to ensure uniform, reasonable safety glazing laws and code provisions would be enacted at the state and local levels.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Glazing Industry Code Committee (“GICC”) is to create among model code and building code organizations and officials, federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, and the general public greater knowledge and acceptance of architectural glass, glazing materials, and glazing systems as safe, efficient, effective, and economical construction products and to become better informed as an industry about the activities of these organizations, officials, and agencies as they relate to the glass and glazing industry.