Codes & Regulations

BIAW monitors codes and regulations, provides comments on pending rules and regulations, and provides resources and information to members. Check back for the latest information.

Building Codes

Every three years, the International Code Council (ICC) publishes new model construction codes. The State Building Code Council (SBCC), with the assistance of their Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), adopt those applicable to our state.

The 2021 Building Codes (including the Residential Code, Energy Code and WUI Code) went into effect MARCH 15, 2024 

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