Building Codes

Over the past two years, the International Code Council’s (ICC) family of I-Codes have been undergoing development for the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), among others.  Documentation and results of 2018 Group A and 2019 Group B code development processes are found at here

The code development process for the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are coming to a close.

The Florida Building Commission considers updates to the statewide building code every three years.

The State of New York has launched the NYStretch Energy Code 2020, a statewide model building code that communities can voluntarily adopt to reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Contractors and builders continue to find themselves at odds with environmental activists when it comes to changing local building codes.

On October 1, the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code became effective.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

This article, “How Can a Building Official Deny Approval of an RDP's Work?” asks an important due process of law question.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote.