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Use Of Building Codes On The Rise Across The Country

Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.
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FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related damage.

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Where Do Codes Come From?

On October 2, the final hearing, which this year will complete the development of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the 2015 International Residential Code, and other 2015 codes, will begin in Atlantic City, NJ.

Energy Efficient Foam Coalition Opposing Fire Codes That Omit Foam Insulation

The Coalition believes that the use of flame retardants in foam insulation is essential to protect occupants and workers from fire-related death and injury, and owners and occupants from property loss.
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Missed the Lighting Codes and Controls Webinar?

Presented by TFM and NEMA's enLIGHTen America Initiative, this February 14 webinar focused on energy and green codes for lighting controls. Three experts from NEMA member companies discussed technologies and strategies, how the codes figure in, and the results that can be achieved.
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NEMA Presents: Codes and Controls Webinar

Join NEMA presenters Michael Jouaneh, Rita Renner, and Thomas Leonard who will discuss commercial building energy and green code requirements for lighting controls.

NCGBCS Releases Taxonomy of Building Codes and Standards

This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8, 2013.

ICC Designates NFPA 70 For Use With I-Codes

ICC announces official recognition of the NFPA’s 
National Electrical Code® as the electrical code 
for use with the ICC family of codes.

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain management.

Uniform Plumbing Code Requires NSF/ANSI Compliance

The UPC has joined other major plumbing codes in requiring compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 14, for plastic pipe and fittings.

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human life.

Maryland Adopts International Green Construction Code

Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.

Safety Trends: Mass Notification Decoded

How to decipher new codes and track the latest trends for effective emergency communications.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who Is Responsible For Code Violations?

Who is held accountable if a building or a leased space within a building is out of compliance with building codes?

BREAKING NEWS: Codes Impact Facility Tsunami Preparation and Recovery

Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country's eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm...

I-Codes And Obama's Better Buildings Initiative

ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.

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