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This committee advocates for cost-effective and affordable building codes, standards and regulations, as well as state and federal legislation governing residential construction. It helps HBAs to adopt and amend codes and standards at the state and local levels. To learn more about our work and to view or download valuable resources, please visit our Codes issue page.
The committee advises and directs staff and members in the implementation of NAHB policy as it relates to structural design; resiliency and disaster mitigation; energy conservation and green building; fire and life-safety; electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems; accessibility and building materials. The committee accomplishes these tasks through the work of three subcommittees.
The committee also oversees several working groups, all involved in the International Code Council (ICC) code development process, which includes NAHB members who have volunteered to serve on an ICC Code Development Committee, to represent the national interests of both builders and home buyers and Proposal Oversight Working Groups (POGs), which review and establish NAHB positions on all proposed code changes to the International Codes.
The committee also directs NAHB’s participation in codes and standards development activities of other organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and many others.