NAHB Supports I-Code Adoption

March 17, 2002
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
WASHINGTON, DC — The International Code Council (ICC) has reported that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is supporting the effort of its members and local associations to adopt the International Residential Code (IRC®) and other International Codes.

“NAHB policy supports the concept of a single set of national model building codes,” said Bruce Smith, NAHB president. “And, in fact, NAHB worked with the International Code Council to develop the IRC as a simple, user-friendly, standalone residential code that takes housing affordability into consideration when specific code provisions are developed.”

ICC achieved a set of national model building codes in 2000 with the publication of building, residential, and fire codes. NAHB members played a role in the development of these ICC codes and have participated in on-going development of codes.

“NAHB has supported — and will continue to support — adoption efforts for the IRC and other I-Codes when assistance is required by NAHB members and affiliated state and local builders associations,” said Smith. “As part of the association’s efforts to make safe and affordable housing available to all Americans, NAHB will also assist members and state and local builders associations in their efforts to amend the provisions of the I-Codes to make them more cost effective while continuing to ensure the health and safety of building occupants.”

Publication date: 03/18/2002

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by James Siegel

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Mark Satterfield

Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

More Podcasts


NEWS 09-15-14 cover

2014 September 15

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con