Codes & Standards that are Adopted in City of Houston, TX

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Codes & Standards listed below are adopted & ordained by the The Customer Assistance & Code Development Office (CACD). The Customer Assistance & Code Development Office (CACD) was established with two primary functions, (1) serving as an ombudsman for customers in the permit process, providing personalized assistance, and (2) code development and legislative analysis. CACD coordinate, draft and recommend code amendments.

City of Houston – Adopted Codes & Standards

  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (I-P Edition) (ANSI Approved; IESNA Co-sponsored) / 2007
  • International Building Code / 2006
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2009 - (Effective 01/06/12) For One and Two Family Dwellings and Multi-Family 3 stories or less – (Effective 09/02/11) For Commercial Structures, including Residential Structures more than 3 stories
  • International Fire Code / 2006
  • International Residential Code / 2006
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code / 2011 – (Effective 09/01/11)
  • Uniform Mechanical Code / 2006
  • Uniform Plumbing Code / 2006

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Codes & Standards that are Adopted in City of El Paso, TX

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Codes & Standards listed below are enforced by The Code Compliance Division of City of El Paso. The Code Compliance Division protects the safety, health and quality of life for El Paso residents by enforcing city ordinances and codes, and inspecting residential and commercial properties that may be in violation of these regulations.

Adopted Codes & Standards

  • International Building Code / 2009
  • International Existing Building Code / 2009
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2009
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2012
  • International Fire Code / 2009
  • International Fuel Gas Code / 2009
  • International Mechanical Code / 2009
  • International Plumbing Code / 2009
  • International Property Maintenance Code / 2009
  • International Residential Code / 2009
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code / 2008

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Codes are Standards that are Adopted in City of Dallas, TX

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Codes & Standards listed below are adopted & ordained by the by City of Council of the City of Dallas and they are enforced by Sustainable Development and Construction Department. Sustainable Development and Construction is a combination of former departments – and divisions within other departments – that provided permit and plan review, approval and inspection services for private development.

City of Dallas – Adopted Codes & StandardsEffective from November 1, 2013:

  • International Building Code / 2012
  • International Existing Building Code / 2003
  • International Energy Conservation Code / 2009
  • International Fire Code / 2006
  • International Fuel Gas Code / 2012
  • International Mechanical Code / 2012
  • International Plumbing Code / 2012
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings / 2012
  • NFPA 70: National Electrical Code / 2011

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Evolution of IT to Address Construction Community and Jurisdiction Needs

The economic recovery of our nation and our disaster resiliency depend not only on programs and policies that promote growth and sustainability but upon the existence and maintenance of an effective and efficient regulatory system to assure compliance.  The “great” recession not only devastated the construction industry, but it also brought about reductions in land use, building code administration and enforcement staffs by as much as 80% in some jurisdictions.

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