United States of America

The USA uses the International Codes with adoption and implementation on a state or local basis. For detailed information about the codes used in each jurisdiction in the USA, please refer to the Code Adoption Resource in the Advocacy section of the Code Council website.

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The Afghanistan Building Code was approved in 2012 and references the 2009 International Building Code and a number of consensus-based standards. Oversight of building safety in Afghanistan is the responsibility of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. An English-language version of the related Building Manual is available for online viewing.

The Afghan National Security Forces construction standards are based on the International Building Code and are available online as a download from the US Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division website.

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