building codes

ICC calls for input on building code changes

The International Code Council (ICC) is hosting its 2019 Committee Action Hearings from April 28 to May 8, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Hearing participants will address potential changes to the International Codes (I-Codes) based on proposals from the building safety community, including code officials, architects, builders, engineers, and fire and energy conservation professionals... Read More...

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.... Read More...
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