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Understanding code requirements


In April, NRCA published Guidelines for Complying with Building Code Requirements for Roof Assemblies: International Building Code, 2012 Edition. This new document is intended to help you become knowledgeable of and interpret the roofing-related requirements of the current edition of the International Building Code® (IBC®).

IBC 2012

The International Code Council® (ICC) published the International Building Code, 2012 Edition (IBC 2012) in May 2011. ICC reports Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming, as well as a number of local jurisdictions, already have adopted IBC 2012. Additional state and local adoptions are expected during the coming months.

IBC 2012 contains a number of roofing-related changes from the code's previous editions. An overview of the changes in IBC 2012 is provided in "Changes in roofing requirements," December 2011 issue, page 36.