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NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee Chair Sowders hailed the cooperative nature of the NAHB-ICC relationship, highlighting the work on the ICC-700 National Green Building standard as just one example. And like ICC, NAHB understands the importance of raising awareness of building safety. “NAHB is pleased to be able to continue its support of not only this event, but also the ideals it represents,” he told the assembled building officials and codes experts.

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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 27, 2018 4 Comments
Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the recent ICC board of directors meetings and testified at the Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. Their persuasive arguments against several of the proposed amendments led committee members to reject all 10 of the changes the association deemed most critical.

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Timber Tower Proposals Advance through Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on April 20, 2018 1 Comment

As members of the International Code Council (ICC) continue their debates on more than 1,300 proposals to amend sections of building, fire, mechanical and plumbing codes, one set of proposals to allow taller wood-framed buildings sailed through the ICC Committee Action Hearings this week in Columbus, Ohio.

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NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

The International Code Council is preparing for 10 days of hearings on the first batch of proposals to amend the 2021 versions of the building and energy codes. The good news: NAHB Construction, Codes committee members and staff are already on the job, preparing the building industry’s arguments to support safe, sensible code changes.

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Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 21, 2018 0 Comments
Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, is moving forward with development of a national consensus standard for its water efficiency rating index and is seeking volunteers to try it out.

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POGs Make Plans in Washington

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments
POGs Make Plans in Washington

Volunteers from the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee and others interested in the code adoption process will be very busy in the upcoming week. The group will be reviewing more than 1,300 proposed changes to the International Code Council’s family of building and energy codes.

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2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council, NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to improve the just-released 2018 editions.

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2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

For the first time in at least four editions, many builders working in jurisdictions that choose to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code may see significant cost savings — if they are not building homes in areas at risk of significant earthquakes or along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

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