Building Codes

As a national member-driven association, SBCA is intimately involved with local, state, and national building codes to ensure they are written, and implemented favorably, so not to negatively impact SBCA members. SBCA has successfully developed and argued for the adoption of several changes and new codes in the International Building Code.

International Code Council

The International Code Council is a nonprofit association that develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. These codes have a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of the component manufacturing industry.

SBCA's Director of Codes and Standards, Larry Wainright, regularly monitors and attends ICC hearings to advocate in the best interest of component manufacturers. 

Articles

Using the Codes to Benefit Your Business
Building Codes, Building Relationships
Where to Find the Latest Building Codes Online
Structural Building Codes Matter
Understanding the Differing Goals Behind Building Codes & Standards
The International Building Code & Its Impact on Wood-Frame Design & Construction
Code Connection: Building Code Involvement at National & Chapter Levels
Code Connection: Building Code Adoptions
Code Connection: SBC Industry Appointment to IBC Committee

Resources

Building Code Assistance Project
With over twenty years of experience, BCAP is a non-partisan U.S. leader for energy code advocacy, research and analysis, technical support, training, and code status tracking. BCAP facilitates increased communication and collaboration between allies, identifies and navigates past policy and structural pitfalls, and helps state and local decision-makers design strategies to improve building energy efficiency.

UpCodes
UpCodes' mission is to create tools that help facilitate collaboration and streamline the process of staying up to date with building-related codes.

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PDF icon ICC Code Adoption Map4.41 MB