International Code Adoptions

International Code Adoptions

International Code Adoptions

Let us know if your jurisdiction has adopted any of the I-Codes.

United States Usage of the I-Codes

  • The International Building Code (IBC) is in use or adopted in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, NYC, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • The International Residential Code (IRC) is in use or adopted in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The International Fire Code (IFC) is in use or adopted in 42 states, the District of Columbia, NYC, Guam and Puerto Rico.
  • The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is in use or adopted in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, NYC and Puerto Rico.
  • The International Plumbing Code (IPC) is in use or adopted in 35 states, the District of Columbia, NYC, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • The International Mechanical Code (IMC) is in use or adopted in 46 states, the District of Columbia, NYC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) is in use or adopted in 43 states, the District of Columbia, NYC, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

International Usage of the I-Codes

Caribbean

  • Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM: 15 Caribbean countries) through the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ): The Caribbean Building Standards use the IBC, IMC, IPC and IECC as base documents for that region’s regulations.
  • Haiti: 2009 IBC and IRC are the basis for the 2012 Code National Du Bâtiment D’Haïti [Haitian National Code]
  • Jamaica: 2009 I-Codes are the official standard for Jamaica.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Adopting ICC A117.1-2009, 2015 IBC, IRC, IMC, IFGC, IPC and IgCC as a basis for the National Building Code for Trinidad and Tobago through a license agreement.

Central America

  • Colombia: The Spanish 2009 IBC is the base document for Standard NSR-10, Colombia’s National Building Code; the Spanish 2009 IPC is used the basis for Colombia’s Plumbing Code
  • Honduras: 2006 IBC in Spanish as the basis code for Honduras Building Code

North America

  • Mexico: The Residential Building Code (CEV) is based on the IRC. The IECC is the basis for the IECC-Mexico the first Energy Conservation Model Code outside of the U.S.

Eastern Europe

  • Georgia: Currently using the 2006 IBC, pending update to the 2012 IBC

Middle East

  • Abu Dhabi: I-Codes are the basis for the 2013 Abu Dhabi codes: ADIBC, ADIMC, ADIECC, ADIFGC, ADIPMC, ADIPSDC and AD Accessibility Standards
  • Saudi Arabia: The 2006 IBC is the basis for the Saudi Building Code
  • Afghanistan: Using the I-Codes as a working document for its national codes.

International

  • United Nations: ICC developed the Performance Based Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Commercial Office Buildings for UN Buildings worldwide.

Updated: January 2016

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For the most current information, please refer to the state adoption chart and jurisdiction adoption chart.

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