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The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.

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News & Announcements

  • 2015 ICC Group A Public Comment Agenda Now Available. The agenda includes proposed code changes to the Group A codes for consideration during the Public Comment Hearings, Sept. 30–Oct. 5 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center. Approximately two weeks after the hearings end,  the Online Governmental Consensus Vote will occur on cdpACCESS. The hearings will be webcast. Click here for the agenda.
    August 27, 2015
  • ICC Offers Condolences to Families of Firefighters Killed in Washington. On behalf the Board of Directors and staff, the International Code Council expresses its sincerest sympathy on the tragic loss of the three firefighters who sacrificed their lives battling a wildfire near Twisp in northern Washington. ICC asks all its Members to keep the fallen, their families and those still battling wildfires in their thoughts and prayers.
    August 20, 2015
  • ICC, ASABE Standard Referenced in California Emergency Drought Plan. To help combat one of the state’s worst droughts in history, officials in California adopted stricter lawn-reduction rules based in part on irrigation regulations developed by the International Code Council (ICC) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The standard specifically defines and categorizes various types of devices, including sprays, rotors, multi-stream/multi-trajectory nozzles, bubblers, drip emitters and microsprays.
    August 18, 2015
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