Code Council, Honduras to Develop Building Code Based on the International Building Code
The Honduras Institute of Architects and the International Code Council have signed an agreement to develop the national building code for Honduras based on the 2006 International Building Code Spanish edition.
The Honduras Building Code represents a milestone for the Central American nation, which continues its efforts to enhance building and public safety. It ensures that new construction in Honduras will be built to a technically sound consensus-based code that is in use throughout the United States as well as several other nations around the world.
“Working with Honduras is an important achievement for the Code Council’s efforts to provide high-quality codes globally,” Code Council CEO Richard P. Weiland said. “The International Codes produced by the Council have served as the basis for building code development in Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa. The Code Council’s mission also is met by conducting training and other professional services in these regions.”
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.