1 FACT SHEET. NELSON & ASSOCIATES. TH. 3131 EAST 29 STREET, SUITE E, BRYAN, TEXAS 77802. 979/774-7755 E-MAIL: FAX: 979/774-0559. Say goodbye to the Standard Building code (SBC), Uniform Building code (UBC), and the BOCA National Building code Say Hello to the International Building code (IBC). Means of Egress Accessibility Ramps Stairways Handrails Guardrails Landings Change in Elevation Tripping Hazards Headroom Doorway Thresholds Illumination Building Codes and Fall Prevention promulgated by the combined efforts of the code organizations that published the old codes. For decades, the major regional Building codes have been used to evaluate the safety of The International code Council (ICC) was various Building components making up the established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization primary elements of means of egress to include dedicated to developing a single set of stairways, ramps, small changes of elevation, comprehensive and coordinated national model and level surfaces.
2 Construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and code Administrators However, the last Standard Building code International, Inc. (BOCA), International (SBC) was published in 1999, the last Uniform Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Building code (UBC) was published in 1997, Southern Building code Congress International, and the last BOCA National Building code was Inc. (SBCCI). Since the early part of the last published in 1999. century, these nonprofit organizations developed the three separate sets of model codes used The International code Council (ICC) throughout the United States. Although regional code development has been effective and In the years to come, as cities and states responsive to our country's needs, the time came throughout the United States routinely up-grade for a single set of codes.
3 The nation's three their Building codes, they will have no choice model code groups responded by creating the but to adopt the new International Building code International code Council and by developing (IBC) that was first published in 2000, the code new codes without regional limitations. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PRODUCT SAFETY PREMISES SAFETY. CONSTRUCTION SAFETY HUMAN FACTORS / ERGONOMICS. 2. According to the ICC, there are substantial Birmingham, Alabama, the SBCCI has regional advantages in combining the efforts of the offices in Greenville, South Carolina (the existing code organizations to produce a single Eastern Regional Office), Longwood, Florida set of codes. code enforcement officials, (the Southeast Regional Office), and Austin, architects, engineers, designers and contractors Texas (the Southwest Regional Office).
4 Can now work with a consistent set of requirements throughout the United States. Most cities in Louisiana as well as many cities in Texas (including Beaumont, Orange, To date, the ICC has developed and made Port Arthur, Texas City, Corpus Christi, available an impressive inventory of Galveston, Texas City, Palestine, Longview, International Codes, including: Bryan, and College Station) have adopted the Standard Building code . International Building code International Energy Conservation code The Uniform Building code (UBC) is International Fire code published by the International Conference of International Fuel Gas code Building Officials (ICBO), headquartered in International Mechanical code Whittier, California. The founding purpose of International Plumbing code the ICBO in 1922 was the development of a International Private Sewage Disposal code Building code that all communities could accept International Property Maintenance code (adopt by reference) and enforce.
5 The first International Residential code edition of the Uniform Building code was International Zoning code published in 1927. A Brief History of National Building code The ICBO is a not-for-profit service Organizations organization dedicated to public safety in the built environment through development and The Standard Building code (SBC) is promotion of uniform codes and standards , published by the Southern Building code enhancement of professionalism in code Congress International (SBCCI). Headquartered administration, and facilitation of acceptance of in Birmingham, Alabama, the SBCCI is a not- innovative Building products and systems. In it, for-profit organization whose primary mission the purpose of the ICBO to provide services since 1940 has been to develop and maintain a regarding product evaluation, education, plan set of model Building codes.
6 These codes are review, and code consultation and interpretation. intended to be adopted by reference as local and state laws governing construction. The Uniform Building code is predominantly a Western and North Central United States The original governmental membership of 40. code . In addition to its headquarters in Whittier southern cities has grown to more than 2,500. California, the ICBO has regional offices in city, county, state and provincial governments Pleasanton, California (Western Region), and agencies in the United States and other Carmel, Indiana (Northeast Region), Gladstone, countries. In addition, individual membership in Missouri (Central Region), Austin, Texas the organization includes more than 14,000. (Southern Region), and Bellevue, Washington engineers, architects, homebuilders, contractors, (Northwest Region).
7 Trade associations, and manufacturers. The Standard Building code (originally titled New Mexico as well as many cities in Texas the Southern Standard Building code ) is (including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San predominantly a Southeastern United States Antonio) have adopted the Uniform Building code . In addition to its headquarters in code . 3. The BOCA National Building code timely consensus codes and standards intended (BOCA/National or simply BOCA) is published to minimize the possibility and effects of fire by the Building Officials and code and other hazards. NFPA codes and standards , Administrators (BOCA) International, and which are developed under the approved process headquartered in Country Club Hills, Illinois. of the American National standards Institute Founded in 1915, Building Officials and code (ANSI), are widely used as a basis of legislation Administrators International, is a nonprofit and regulation at all levels of government.
8 Membership association, comprised of more than 16,000 members who span the Building In some way, virtually every Building , community, from code enforcement officials to process, service, design, and installation in materials manufacturers. BOCA is dedicated to society today is affected by codes and standards preserving the public health, safety and welfare developed through NFPA's system. Several in the built environment through the effective NFPA codes have reached worldwide use and enforcement of various model codes recognition, such as the Fire Prevention code responsive to the latest advancements in (NFPA 1), the Life Safety code (NFPA 101), construction technology. the National Electrical code (NFPA 70), and the National Fuel Gas code (NFPA 54). NFPA.
9 The BOCA/National Building code is is in the process of developing the NFPA. predominantly a North Central and North Building code , a central component of the full Eastern United States code . In addition to its set of codes and standards for the built headquarters in Country Club Hills, Illinois, environment to be known as the NFPA. BOCA has regional offices in Westerville, Ohio Consensus Codes Set. (Midwest Office), Tulsa, Oklahoma, (Southwest Office), Trevose, Pennsylvania (Eastern Office), and Latham, New York (Northeast Office). While the primary purpose of NFPA's Life Safety code pertains to life safety from fire and Other Major Codes, standards , and other perils encountered in buildings and Regulations Addressing Means of Egress: structures, compliance with code requirements prevents countless injuries to persons who Life Safety code (NFPA 101) utilize such code compliant buildings and structures on an everyday basis.
10 The Life Safety code (NFPA 101) is published by the National Fire Protection The first edition of NFPA's Life Safety code Association (NFPA), headquartered in Quincy, was published in 1927. A History of the code , Massachusetts. The NFPA is an international, published with the 1927 edition, states that the nonprofit, membership organization founded in Building Exits code as printed herewith had its 1896. Today, NFPA's membership totals more origin in the work of the Committee on Safety to than 69,000 individuals from around the world Life of the National Fire Protection Association and more than 80 national trade and professional which was appointed in 1913. For the first few organizations. years of its existence the committee devoted its attention to a study of the notable fires involving The mission of NFPA is to reduce the loss of life, such as the Iroquois Theater fire, the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on Collinwood School fire, and the Triangle Waist the quality of life by developing and advocating Company fire, and similar disasters, analyzing scientifically based consensus codes and the causes of this loss of life.