New York City adopts International Codes

New York City joins Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and other major metropolitan areas in adopting the International Code Council's I-Codes.


New York City joins Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and other International Code Council I-Codes . The updated New York City Construction Codes, unanimously approved by the city council and signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in July, include the safest provisions of the current New York City building code, the I-Codes and national referenced standards.

“The new code will help to ensure the highest level of building safety for New Yorkers, bring uniformity to the city’s construction projects and make New York City’s buildings more environmentally friendly,” said International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. “I applaud the commitment of the more than 400 volunteers who spent countless hours over the last few years to overhaul New York’s building code.”

The city adopted the 2003 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fuel Gas codes into its city building codes to guide construction in America’s largest city. The New York City Construction Codes took effect July 1, 2008.

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