The code provides municipalities with the authority to adopt local amendments to the code, establish procedures for the administration and enforcement of the code, and review and consider amendments and new editions of the code, which covers one- and two-family dwellings. This is the first statewide residential building code in Texas.
“I believe that the adoption of the International Building Code will improve the homebuilding industry in Texas,” said Representative Allan Ritter (D), a member of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). “The use of a single code throughout the state will lead to consistent code enforcement, higher quality construction, and less confusion in the construction process.
“I believe this bill will result in more affordable and safer homes.”
Publication date: 07/09/2001