Codes & Standards

The International Codes Development Process Is Changing to Continue Building Code Modernization

March 2, 2023

The International Code Council is revising its rigorous code development process. The changes will take effect in 2024–2026 for the development of the 2027 International Codes (I-Codes) and will move […]


Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group Collaborate on Three New Accessibility Standards

February 28, 2023

Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group have collaborated to publish three new accessibility standards. Publication of these standards is another step towards contributing to a more inclusive and barrier-free Canada. […]


Second Public Review of Changes to the 2020 National Model Codes Is Open

February 27, 2023

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is inviting the public to take part in the second public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National […]


St. Louis Updates Plumbing Code to 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code

February 22, 2023

City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones has signed legislation adopting the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), updating the city’s code from the 2009 edition of the UPC. The adoption was recommended […]


Updated Design Standard for Stormwater Harvesting Systems Is Now Available

February 17, 2023

ASPE and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) are pleased to announce that ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 78-2023: Stormwater Harvesting System Design for Direct End-Use Applications was approved as an American National Standard […]


ASPE Seeks Volunteers to Help Develop a New Standard on Critical-Care DWV Systems

February 2, 2023

ASPE Working Group 82 was recently approved to develop a new standard on critical-care drain, waste, and vent (DWV) piping systems, and we seek industry experts—plumbing engineers; healthcare facility owners […]


International Code Council Releases New Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards Resource

January 30, 2023

The International Code Council has announced the publication of a new resource on building performance standards (BPS) and energy codes entitled Energy Codes and Building Performance Standards: Supporting Energy Use […]


Newly Released ASHRAE 90.1-2022 Includes Expanded Scope for Building Sites

January 25, 2023

ASHRAE has released its latest version of its benchmark energy efficiency standard, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2022: Energy Efficiency Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The latest version includes […]


IAPMO Seeks Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) Legionella Task Group Members

January 11, 2023

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate on a task group to address Legionella exposure risk to the public […]


IAPMO’s 2027 UPC, UMC Development Timeline Is Now Available

January 4, 2023

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), developer of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®) , has posted online the timeline for the development of […]

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