Episode XVI: Refrigerant Standards Update, with ICC’s Jim Cika
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As we enter an already steamy summer, our subject this month is refrigerants, and our guest is Jim Cika, director of PMG technical resources for the International Code Council, where he serves as a subject matter expert on plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pool and spa codes. Jim represents ICC in federal and state coalitions, task forces, committees, and councils where expertise in I-Code subjects is required. With more than 20 years of industry experience in manufacturing and construction, including time as an HVAC design engineer, he holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Here, he previews major code changes on A2L refrigerants that will impact our industry much sooner than many may realize...