2012 I-Codes Adoption Kit

The International Code Council’s (ICC) model building codes are released on a three-year cycle. When the codes are released, NAHB reviews and analyses them to offer suggested amendments designed to maintain a cost-effective building approach.

These are NAHB’s recommended amendments to the 2012 I-Codes as they are adopted at the state or local level.

Each recommended amendment is provided in a form that includes the code section and text to be amended, a reason statement and staff contact.

The recommendations are listed in the order they appear in the various ICC publications: None of the suggested amendments is written in order of preference, and each should be considered individually. Priorities differ from region to region, and HBAs should not hesitate to consider alternative code text that may be more appropriate for their jurisdiction. 


Significant Changes to the 2012 I-Codes

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the 2012 Energy Codes

Suggested Amendments