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A Guide to Construction Management

What are Building Codes?

  • Rules for the construction of buildings and structures to protect safety and health
  • Address fire, safety, structure, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical aspects of buildings
  • Codes are established by local municipalities but are often based on national recommendations

Find Building Codes

  1. Search local municipality for building codes

Building codes are generally based on the International Code Council's (ICC) model codes, but every state and municipality has its own code adoption process and may choose to modify codes to meet local needs.

Conduct an internet search of local and state building codes and related information for your building site.

2. Search for International Code Council (ICC) codes

3. Search for municipal codes for thousands of U.S. Cities in Municode Library


Building Codes and Regulations

Journals and other publications of interest: