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