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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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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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Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes. The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements. Among the more […]

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Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code next year – and that means home builders in those markets need to be ready. This May 25 webinar is a great first step.

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More Voters Leads to Better Codes

More Voters Leads to Better Codes

Fire sprinkler mandates will stay in the International Residential Code, but builders and developers will see other construction cost savings after more than 162,000 votes were cast for 577 proposals on the ballot for the International Code Council’s 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote. After weeks of phone calls and personal visits, NAHB members were successful in pushing the results to reflect the point of view of the code official, rather than that of the product manufacturer.

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Building Code Voting Extended through Nov. 27

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
Building Code Voting Extended through Nov. 27

Ask any home builder: The IRC and the energy codes don’t always make sense. Sometimes, the way you are supposed to do it is not necessarily the most efficient or cost-effective way to do it. But you can fix that with a simple telephone call.

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Distribute This Guide for Better Building Code Votes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Leadership by on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
Distribute This Guide for Better Building Code Votes

The dust is beginning to clear after a week-long marathon in Kansas City, Mo., of building and energy code votes on nearly 2,000 issues from fire sprinkler requirements to hail-resistant roofs and mechanical equipment tradeoffs. Now, the real work begins.

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New Voting Guides Point to Better Building Code Decisions

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on October 1, 2016 1 Comment

There are nearly 2,000 proposed changes to the International Code Council (ICC) family of construction codes being considered for the 2018 editions when the ICC meets to vote Oct. 19-25in Kansas City, Mo. Some proposals include changes that will increase the cost of construction without a corresponding payback. Fortunately, others have been proposed that would help create a more reasonable, practical and enforceable building code. That’s why you need a roadmap — or four of them, in fact — so you can help your building official make the most cost-effective choices that benefit your community, rather than product manufacturers. And we have one for you.

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New Reference Guide Offers Quick Answers to Code Questions

New Reference Guide Offers Quick Answers to Code Questions

Available at BuilderBooks.com, the 2015 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes is a convenient field guide to the 2015 International Residential Code and a quick reference that provides guidance on the most commonly asked questions about the building code that governs home building in many communities.

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Energy Efficiency Tops NAHB Research Issues

The Construction Technology Research Subcommittee of NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards committee oversees a number of research projects every year designed to help builders understand how to adapt their construction practices to meet changing code requirements. They all live on NAHB’s codes Research page.

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