Construction Codes & Standards

The design and construction of virtually all residential construction must adhere to building codes that are governed by local and state laws, or, in the case of manufactured homes, the HUD code. State and local governments typically adopt nationally recognized codes, often with state or local amendments. The original purpose of codes was to protect public health and safety, but government agencies have increasingly turned to codes in order to implement other policies, such as energy efficiency. Local building codes and the national codes rely heavily on standards for building products established by national professional and testing groups. The codes established by national code bodies, the modifications made by state and local governments and the standards set by national organizations have a significant impact on the types of construction permitted.

Resolutions

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Building codes for affordable housing
  • Building information modeling BIM
  • Chassis for manufactured homes
  • Codes and standards referenced in the american recovery and reinvestment act and other federal legislation
  • DOE Participation in National Model Energy Codes and Standards Development
  • Earthquake hazard mitigation
  • Emerging Technology in Residential Construction
  • Exhaust fan requirements
  • Expansion of the national flood insurance program
  • Fair housing accessibility
  • Federal funding for fire safety
  • FHA financing of mobile homes when chassis has been removed
  • Fire life safety policy
  • International code council CDP access remote voting program
  • Low cost fire sprinklers
  • Multi-hazard legislation
  • Natural hazards mitigation
  • NFPA one and two family building code
  • Performance based Standards for Plumbing Products Insurance
  • Policy on manufactured housing
  • Restrictions and bans on wood trusses and I joists
  • Single family accessibility
  • Stair geometry standards
  • Support for a single set of building codes
  • Support for American technology
  • Support for voluntary energy programs
  • Support of decorative gas appliances
  • Ventilation standards