THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL (ICC)
The International Code Council, a
membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy
efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial
buildings, including homes and schools.
The ICC is a US - based non-profit,
non-governmental organization which allows governmental jurisdictions around the
world and other stakeholders to collaborate to create model building codes.
Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the
International Codes, building safety codes developed by the ICC. The
International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal
properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the
Codes, or I-Codes, published by the ICC, provide minimum safeguards for
people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set
of comprehensive, coordinated building safety, fire prevention and energy
efficiency codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the
industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.
Fifty states and the District of Columbia have
adopted and enforced at least one of the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional
level. Federal agencies including the Architect of the Capitol, General Services
Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service
and the Veterans Administration also enforce the I-Codes. The Department of
Defense references the International Building Code for constructing military
facilities, including those that house U.S. troops, domestically and abroad.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands enforce one or more of the
members include state, county and municipal code officials and fire officials,
architects, engineers, builders, contractors, elected officials, manufacturers
and others in the construction industry. The International Code Council has
nearly 340 chapters. Each chapter has its own personality and focus,
representing all International Code Council member professional disciplines.
The ICC develops the International Energy
Conservation Code, a model energy efficiency code. This
is one of many sustainable, green safe construction initiatives of the
Building Code and International Residential Code are just a few of the
comprehensive I-Codes the Code Council has created and distributed across the
country. The publications of the codes allow for easier following from members
and allow them to observe and study the model code.
Here is the current list of I-Codes developed and published by the Code Council:
ICC Performance Code
International Fire Code
International Residential Code
International Energy Conservation Code
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Fuel Gas Code
International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
Green Construction Code
these codes have specific practices, such as the International Fire Code or the IGCC. The specific practices in this comprehensive green
construction code focus on green building construction and building
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