California adopts International Building Code

California adopts International Building Code

California has adopted the 2006 International Building Code and International Fire Code as its state codes. The codes will take effect Jan. 1, 2008.

The International Code Council (ICC) develops these codes for residential and commercial building construction. According to, the International Codes have been adopted in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

"ICC is proud to have achieved its original mission of providing a single set of codes for use across the country," says ICC President Wally Bailey. "I-Code adoptions in all 50 states make building design, construction and code enforcement easier for the entire building industry. Consumers are the big winners. The economic benefits of building to the latest codes can include improved safety, reduced maintenance costs, energy savings and lower insurance premiums."

ICC offers training and reference materials to help contractors transition to the new California Building Codes. For more information, visit

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