Introduction to Building Codes
What are building codes? Why do we have them? Why can’t we just build buildings however we want? These are some of the questions that this webinar set will help you to answer.
The regulation of the way buildings are built in the United States is unique, compared to other industries and even other countries. It can be a mystery to those who have not yet actively participated in the process. This webinar will try to provide the big picture, even for those who have no experience with building codes.
This introductory webinar from the ICC will provide a sense for the structure of the codes and the way that they are enforced. It will also show how codes have come about and changed over time, from early fire codes to today’s green codes.