2019 Common Code Noncompliance Report

The International Code Council and the National Association of Home Builders (NABH) released a new report detailing the most commonly found code violations according to U.S. code officials. The 2019 Common Code Noncompliance Report highlights for builders and remodelers the items code officials are most likely to flag during inspection and plan review.

The 2019 report is an update to a similar survey from 2006 and 2012 to Code Council members that is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of construction in residential and commercial buildings. The survey will help builders and remodelers focus more intently on potential problem areas before and during construction, thereby contributing to the overall satisfaction of their customers and saving time and money.

The survey found:

  • Code violations have shown an overall upward trend.
  • Technology has made some inroads into the development, review and issuance of construction plans. More can be done to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the construction process.
  • Code officials identify workers ignoring the manufacturer’s installation instructions as the greatest cause of code violations.
  • All types of new homes with code violations have significantly increased compared to the previous survey.

Over 1,100 U.S. code officials responded to the survey. The majority – 70% – have over 10 years of experience in code enforcement. They come from many different building safety disciplines and communities with varying population sizes. They have experience in residential and commercial construction.

To download the full 2019 report, click here.

 

Honorary Members

Current Honorary Members

* Deceased

Gregori S. Anderson
Thomas C. Anderson
Kenneth W. Andrews
Wally Bailey
Rebecca Baker
James Barris*
David A. Bassett
Clarence Bechtel
Ottmar Becker*
John Behrens*
Larry Bell*
Leo Belval*
Ed Berkel
Joseph Bertoni*
James E. Bihr*
Rodney Blane
Robert G. Blanton
Oscar Bloch*
Frank Bosak*
Robert Boyer
Bill Braceland
Thomas D. Briggs*
James Brothers
William Bryant
Harry Burd
Ron Burton*
John C Canestro*
Leo Cantor
Hubert Caraway*
T H Carter*
Ken Christensen*
Joseph Cirillo
Donald E. Clark*
George E. Clark
Charles L. Clawson
Frank Clough*
Gordon F. Clyde*
Terrence Cobb
Fulton Cochran
Harold F. Colling*
Mrs. Harold F. Colling*
David Collins
Judson W. Collins
Luther Colliver
William M. Connolly
Mel Cosgrove
Fred Cullum
Majed Dabdoub
Nick D'Andrea
Sam Dardano
John Darnall
Robert J. Davidson
Cindy Davis
Fred Davis*
Garry V. Davis
Sean DeCrane
Salvatore J. DeSimone
Bhola Dhume
Clarence Diersing
Vincent Dimase*
Jack Donaldson
Gaylord C. Dowd*
Robert Drexler
William Duck
Ted Duke*
William D. Dupler
Robert J. Eppstein
Glenn Erickson*

 

Roger R. Evans
Charles Everly*
Gaddis Farmer*
Robert B. Feldner*
Ronald S. Ferris
John Fies*
Bob Fowler*
Mrs. Bob M. Fowler*
Don Fox*
Sam Francis
William F. Furey*
Gerard Garofalow
Dwayne Garriss
Jan P. Gasterland
Douglas Geldbach
Gerald D. George
Samuel Gerace
Jackie Gibbs
John Gibson
Lester J. Gillis*
Gilbert Gonzales*
Gail Graves
Henry Green
Raymond Greene*
Cassatt D. Griffin*
Ruben Grijalva
Charlie Hall
Clyde Harden*
David A. Harris
J Lee  Hauser*
Thomas Hawk
Henry Hegerle
Paul Heilstedt
Bob Heinrich
Fred Herman
Phil M. Herrington
Charles Hinkley*
Dennis Hirsch
Frank P. Hodge
A G. Hoefer*
Billy H. Holcomb*
Douglas E. Hood
Ronald Hoover
C Elmer Hoppert*
A C. Horner*
Marcelino Iglesias*
Paul Imhoff*
Sol Jacobs*
Wayne Jewell
Joseph Johnsen*
Greg Johnson
Gerald Jones
Stephen D. Jones
Gregory R. Keith
Marshall Klein
Barbara Koffron
Henry V. Kominek*
Robert Konyndyk
Louis J. Krueger*
Lawrence Lane*
Kenneth G. Larsen
John LaTorra
Robert Laudenslager*
Robert Lemon
Gary Lewis
John Leyden
Ronald Lynn
Donald T. MacRae

Jerry Mallory
David A. Mann
C Curtis Mann
Billy Manning*
James L. Manson
George Martin
John E. Maulding*
Dorothy Mazzarella
Dennis McCabe
George H. McCall
C S. McCormick*
Daniel McGee*
John J. McKinnon*
Floyd G. McLellan*
David "Mike" Metcalf
Herbert W. Meyer*
Magnus Mitchell
Elmer Modde*
Robert Moore*
Gilbert E. Morris*
James Morganson
Jim Morse
Thomas M. Moses*
Gordon W. Murdoch
Doug Murdock
Paul E. Myers
John P. Neff*
Dan R. Nickle
Ronald Nickson
Ronald L. Nienaber
Ray J. Nokes*
Michael J. Nolte*
Robert E. O'Bannon*
Edward M. O'Connor*
Alan Olson
Alex Olszowy
Charlie O'Meilia*
Bob Palchanis*
John A. Parham*
Patrick Parsley
Charlie Peebles*
Chester Penza*
Ron M. Perkerewicz
Michael Perrone
Eugene B. Pester
Donny Phipps
Ronald Piester
Alan Pinkstaff*
Don Plass
Newell Pock*
Jimmy Pollard
Jack A. Proctor*
Tina Rakes
Frederick J. Rarig*
Harold O. Rasmussen*
Steve P. Regoli
Thomas Rettenbacher
Larry W. Richards
Sarah Rice
H H Roberts
Phillip M. Roberts*
Emory R. Rodgers*
Mark R. Rodman*
Julie Ruth
James 'Tim' Ryan
John Ryan*
Christ T. Sanidas*
Jerome Sanzone*

Myron Sasser*
David E. Saunders
William E. Schlecht*
Raimar W. Schuller
Kevin Scott
David Scott
Jim Sealy*
Ravi Shah
Steven Shapiro
Kevin Shea*
Dominic P. Sims
James R. Singleton
Stephen Skalko
David A. Smith
Douglas Smits
Brent R. Snyder*
James Spence*
Ralph F. Spencer*
Donald T. Stark*
Otto Steinbrenner*
William W. Stewart
William Stone
Herbert W. Street
William J. Tangye*
Victor Taugher*
John Terry
Chuck Thomas*
Thomas Thompson
Jim Tidwell
Guy Tomberlin
Lloyd Towers
Jon Traw
Maureen Traxler
Ron Tremblay
Richard Truitt
Perry C. Tyree
Shoichiro Umeno*
Lynn Underwood
George D. Vann*
William Vasvary*
Richard A. Vognild*
Anne R. von Weller
Earl Wakely*
George E. Walker
Beryl Wallace*
Martin Walsh
Tim Ward
Donald R. Watson*
Ron K. Watts
Robert Weber
Ronald Wetmore
Stanley Wheeler
Lee Wheeler
Jeffery Whitney
Vaughn Wicker
H. T. Wiedenman
Steven Winkel
Jack V. Winter
Edward F. Winter*
James L. Witt
Richard Witt
Donald L. Wolfe
Eugene J. Zeller*
Allen O. Zepper
Adolf Zubia