Codes and Standards in Federal Legislation and Alignment with Stakeholders

Construction and Codes

Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) strongly oppose any federal legislation, administrative or executive policy calling for or incentivizing the adoption of any model building code or standard that:

  1. Is not either developed through a fair and open consensus process that provides for a “balance of interest” in voting, including representation of consumer interests, or subjected to the federal regulatory review process; or
  2. Limits a state or local jurisdiction’s authority to make amendments to account for local conditions or provide more cost-effective and affordable provisions for local home buyers; or
  3. Prevents a state or local jurisdiction from amending or enforcing at least the two (2) most recent versions of a user-friendly building code, such as the International Residential Code, that includes housing affordability as a major determinant in its development.

Further resolved that NAHB develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders and organizations involved in the code development process in furtherance of NAHB’s goal of providing safe and affordable housing inclusive of jurisdictional flexibility and beneficial to the housing industry.

Resolution originally adopted: 2019.6, Resolution No. 6

Committee with primary jurisdiction:

  • Construction, Codes & Standards Committee
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