Keeping up with I-codes

Changes to the 2015 I-codes affect roof system designs

Model codes, such as those developed by the International Code Council (ICC), serve as the technical basis for state, county and local adoption of codes that regulate the design, construction and operations of buildings.

ICC, the promulgator of the International Building Code, recently updated and published revised editions of its model codes, referred to as the "I-codes." As jurisdictions begin the processes of updating their codes, you should be aware of the roofing-related changes incorporated into the 2015 I-codes. Following is an overview of some of the more significant roofing-related changes.

IBC 2015

The 2015 International Building Code® (IBC 2015) presents the code as it originally was published in 2000; changes reflected in the 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 editions; and further changes approved through ICC's code development process through 2014.