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ICC: Commercial Building Code Violations

The International Code Council’s 2019 Common Code Noncompliance Survey Report ranks the top commercial building code violations in construction-related trades, and details the reasons behind the violations. Building inspectors rank the top causes for issues and the categories of work where they most commonly take place: Workers that don’t follow the manufacturer’s instructions. A contractor’s […]

North Carolina Building Code: New Cx Provisions

The North Carolina Building Code Council has completed a code cycle and has elected to update the current code effective January 1st, 2019. The base documents for the 2018 North Carolina (NC) Codes are the 2015 suite of ICC codes, including the 2015 IECC with amendments. The commercial building section (section C408) of the International […]

Building New Resilience In North America: New U.S. Benchmarks & Canada Building Code

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) have just released their community resilience benchmarks on buildings. This pilot document, the first in a series of community benchmarks, focuses on providing communities with a mechanism to evaluate their current state of resilience and a guide for areas in which […]