Codes & Standards News

IBHS Urges New York to Adopt 2015 Model Building Codes  - October 20, 2014

Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings (October 6, 2014 – The USGlass News Network (USGNN))

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission (September 23, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

Blue and red states going green on energy policy (September 11, 2014 – USA Today)

ICC-ES and APA Publish First Joint Evaluation Report for Engineered Wood Products (September 7, 2014 – Building Online)

Oregon’s New Construction Codes Raise the Standards for Energy Efficiency Housing (August 26, 2014 – Newswire)

ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited (August 26, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

Hurricane Andrew Anniversary Is a Reminder to FORTIFY Homes, Says IBHS (August 25, 2014 –

 National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years (August 22, 2014 – NIBS Press Release)

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development (August 21, 2014 – RealEstateRama)

Researchers try to leverage bamboo’s strength (August 12, 2014 – Journal of Commerce)

RESNET Commissions Study on 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index Option (August 5, 2014 – Green Builder Magazine)

Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S. (July 31, 2014 – DWM Magazine)

HUD Begins Process of Adopting AAMA Standards for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing (July 28, 2014 – W&D Weekly)

Green Building Certification (July 21, 2014 – NAHB Eye On Housing)

S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map (July 18, 2014 – WSAV3)

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Regulatory Agencies

The Building Codes Assistance Project - The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. BCAP's aim is to reduce building energy use by promoting the adoption, implementation and advancement of energy-efficient building codes and standards on the state and local levels and internationally.

California Building Standards Commission
The CBSC is responsible for administering California's building codes, including adopting, approving, publishing, and implementing codes and standards.

Florida Building Codes and Standards - Florida Building Codes and Standards staffs the Florida Building Commission (FBC), which is responsible for the Florida Building Code. The Florida Building Code incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.

International Code Council – The International Codes Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) – The OSFM is made up of six divisions: Engineering and Codes; Manufactured Building; Risk Management; Fire and Rescue Training and Inspections; Fire and Rescue Commission; and Programs, Prevention and Grants. The OSFM is responsible for administering the state building code, training fire and rescue personnel, securing property insurance for state-owned buildings, and reviewing construction plans for state building projects.

For a complete listing of state code entities, click on the following Members-only link.