Two More States On Board with ICC

In the interest of establishing a more uniform statewide building standard, New York and New Hampshire recently adopted the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.

04/22/2002


In the interest of establishing a more uniform statewide building standard, New York and New Hampshire recently adopted the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.

In New York, the newly adopted State Fire Prevention and Building Code may go into effect as early as July.

"These comprehensive building and energy codes will ensure that our homes and workplaces are safe and energy efficient, while also spurring new construction and job opportunities across the state," said New York Governor George E. Pataki.

N.Y. Secretary of State Randy A. Daniels added, "It also gives code enforcement and fire officials, design professionals, builders and contractors a set of requirements consistent with the rest of the country."

In New Hampshire, jurisdictions will be switching from various editions of the BOCA National Building Code to a new state building code referencing the 2000 International Codes.

"[Formerly,] with every community [being] able to adopt a different edition of the BOCA code, you had a lot of confusion in the building industry and it wasn't easy for the architects and builders," noted Mike Santa, president of the New Hampshire Building Officials Association. "For the building officials, this [new code] is going to make it a lot easier for training and enforcement."

For more information on International Building Codes, visit www.intlcode.org .





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