Understanding the Significant Changes to the 2015 International Codes


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264

Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Novice
Track: Codes, Standards & Safety
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)
Appropriate for: Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All

Gary Nelson, International Code Council, Country Club Hills, IL

What It’s About:
Changes introduced in a new edition of the I-Codes can have major implications to residential construction cost and design. Builders, product manufacturers, architects and engineers need to know what the most significant changes are and their impact, and how they may be able to address issues at the time of local code adoption. This session highlights significant changes to the 2015 editions of the International Codes®, with focus on the International Residential Code® (IRC) and International Building Code® (IBC).

What You'll Learn:
Review the significant changes to the 2015 editions of the International Codes®, in particular the International Residential Code and International Building Code® (IBC).
Learn which code changes may significantly affect construction in your region and the reasoning behind those changes.
Understand the basic code development process and how code changes are proposed and adopted for the I-Codes.
Understand how codes are adopted and can be amended at the state or local level.

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