September 2005

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Update on building codes

by Mark S. Graham
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It has been five years since the three legacy code organizations consolidated their efforts into the International Code Council (ICC) and published the first editions of the I-codes.

This month, I will update you on the status of jurisdictions' adoptions of the I-codes, as well as adoptions of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA's) NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code.

Legacy codes

Historically in the U.S., three "legacy" code organizations—Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA) Inc., International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Inc. and Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) Inc.—published The BOCA National Building Code, Uniform Building Code and Standard Building Code, respectively. These three model building codes served as the technical basis for most jurisdictions' building codes...

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