International Code Council – News

WOBO appreciates the news items from ICC which may provide support to the development or amendment of global codes.


Using Building Model Codes in Eliminating Blight and Combating Crime

By enforcing building model codes, communities create safer environments, deter criminal activity and encourage economic growth. These codes support sustainable development practices, contributing to vibrant neighbourhoods that discourage criminal behaviour and promote overall community well-being.  Read More 


Examining the Influence of Building Codes on Mortgage Delinquency After Hurricanes

Through a joint study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and CoreLogic, researchers explored how building codes, like the International Codes®, their history and their adoption can impact mortgage payment performance after landfalling hurricanes.  Read More






Fire, Smoke, and Combination Fire/Smoke Damper Fundamentals in the I-Codes

The International Building Code® Section 717 and the International Mechanical Code® Section 607 address both ducted and unducted (air transfer openings) systems and provides the details for locations where the openings are required to be protected.  Learn More



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