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Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

NAHB is working to help ensure that voting on the next edition of building codes is more representative of the people who work with them.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Reject Sprinkler Mandates

Filed in Codes and Standards by on March 11, 2016 1 Comment
Connecticut Lawmakers Reject Sprinkler Mandates

The Connecticut General Assembly Public Safety Committee rejected a state Senate bill that would authorize local governments to mandate fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes.

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Court Rejects Minnesota Fire Sprinkler Mandate

Filed in Codes and Standards by on October 14, 2015 0 Comments
Court Rejects Minnesota Fire Sprinkler Mandate

A Minnesota code requirement that all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses larger than 4,500 square feet be constructed with automatic fire sprinkler systems was declared invalid on Wednesday by the state Court of Appeals.

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Gearing Up for Code Changes

Filed in Codes and Standards, Committees and Councils by on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Gearing Up for Code Changes

All proposals are in for the first round of changes to the 2018 International Residential Code, including 11 proposals submitted by NAHB. For the first time, all proposals from product manufacturers, advocacy groups and individual builders and code officials had to be submitted via cdpAccess, the new online voting and discussion tool for model code creation. Soon comes the fun part: Once the International Code Council has logged all the proposals and posted them to its website. NAHB members and staff will read them. All of them.

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New Code Cost Requirement Benefits Builders and Buyers

Filed in Codes and Standards by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
New Code Cost Requirement Benefits Builders and Buyers

In a big win for NAHB and the home buyers we represent, the International Code Council (ICC) has taken a significant step forward in ensuring that code change proposals come with price tags. In its press release today announcing the opening of the 2015/2016/2017 code development cycle, ICC also announced that it will require all advocates to include the costs associated with any proposals introduced along with the paybacks, where appropriate.

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