International Code Council (ICC)
ICC publishes safety and fire-prevention building codes for commercial, government and residential structures.
The International Code Council (ICC) publishes building codes that promote safety and fire prevention. These codes are used throughout the US to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
The ICC was founded in 1994 by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI). The result is a uniform building code used across the United States.
Fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. Federal agencies including the Architect of the Capitol, General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, US Forest Service and the Veterans Administration also enforce the I-Codes. The Department of Defense references the International Building Code for constructing military facilities, including those that house US troops, domestically and abroad. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands enforce one or more of the I-Codes.
The ICC collection includes the following documents:
- International Building Code
- International Existing Building Code
- International Energy Conservation Code
- International Fire Code
- International Fuel Gas Code
- International Mechanical Code
- International Plumbing Code
- International Property Maintenance Code
- International Private Sewage Disposal Code
- International Residential Code
- International Wildland Urban Interface Code
- International Zoning Code
- International Code Council Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities