During the past several years, fundamental changes in the model
code organizations in the United States have resulted in numerous
changes in code adoptions and applicability in state and local code
jurisdictions. The changes most likely will affect many roofing
contractors; following is a brief discussion of some of these
In March 2003, the three "legacy" model building code
organizations in the United States—Building Officials and
Code Administrators International (BOCA) Inc., International
Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and Southern Building Code
Congress International (SBCCI) Inc.—consolidated into the
International Code Council (ICC). ICC publishes the
International Building Code (IBC), International
Residential Code (IRC) and a number of other related codes.
(Additional information can be found in "Consolidation
of code organizations," January 2003 issue, page 57.)
As a result of the consolidation, the model building codes
previously published by BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI no longer are being
updated. Consequently, many jurisdictions that previously had
adopted BOCA's, ICBO's or SBCCI's model building codes...
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