Code Taxonomy  

Updated: 
08-29-2016

Building and construction codes address multiple issues important in the design, construction and operations of buildings. In addition to state and local building departments, these issues are also addressed by numerous agencies at the federal, state and local level. In order to expand the understanding of codes and standards, facilitate education and training, and promote the efficient administration of codes and standards the National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards (NCGBCS) has developed the below taxonomy to identify the topics covered in code, the related state and local agencies, relevant standards and model codes, and other available guidance.

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KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Accessibility

Covered and Related Content

Elevators

Eggress

Fire Alarms

Parking and Accessible Routes

Plumbing

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Access Board

Department of Justice

State/Local

Board/Commission/Agency

Building Department

Department of Justice

Disability/Access

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ICC/ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standards

        International Building Code

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

        NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (Access Board)

Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines (HUD)

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Code Council
    Other
Code Element Accoustics

Covered and Related Content

Noise

Vibration

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Access Board

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal Aviation Administration

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Department of Education

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Health

Department of Transportation

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ANSI S12.60 "Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools"

        ASHRAE Handbook, Chapter 47, Sound and Vibration Control for Design of Classrooms and Core Learning Spaces

        International Building Code

        International Green Construction Code

        International Residential Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

HUD Noise Regulations, 24 CFR 51B

Other Tools and Resources

FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities

Sound and Vibration Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities, including New Guidelines for NICUs (January 1, 2010; Version 2.0)

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

Code Element Asbestos

Covered and Related Content

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Contractor Boards

Department of Education

Department of Environmental Protection

Existing Codes and Standards*

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

Asbestos Ban and Phaseout 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart I

Asbestos Containing Materials in Schools Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart

Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants 40 CFR Part 61 Subpart M

Asbestos Worker Protection Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart G

Other Tools and Resources

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    Other
Code Element Backflow Prevention

Covered and Related Content

Relevant Agencies

Federal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Department of Environmental Protection

Health Departments

Water Departments/Utilities

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Plumbing Code

        International Residential Code

        National Standard Plumbing Code (PHCC)

        Uniform Plumbing Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Boilers

Covered and Related Content

Relevant Agencies

Federal

State/Local

Insurance Board/Agency

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code (NBIC)

        API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code

        ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

        International Mechanical Code

        NFPA 85: Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code

        Uniform Mechanical Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Commissioning

Covered and Related Content

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

State/Local

Building Department

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Guideline 0, The Commissioning Process

        ASHRAE Guideline 1, HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process

        NIBS Guideline 3, Building Enclosure Commissioning Process

        NFPA 3: Recommended Practice on Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Egress

Covered and Related Content

Doorways

Signage

Stairs

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Access Board

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

State/Local

Building Departments

Fire Departments

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASME A17.1-2013 - Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

        International Building Code

        International Existing Building Code

        NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

        NFPA 80 - Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

        NFPA 101B - Code for Means of Egress for Buildings and Structures

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Electrical Systems

Covered and Related Content

Circuits

Generators

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Consumer Products Safety Commission

Department of Energy

National Institute of Standards and Technology

State/Local

Licensure Boards

Building Departments

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Residential Code (Electrical)

        National Electrical Code

        NFPA 70B - Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance

        NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

        NFPA 73 - Standard for Electrical Inspections for Existing Dwellings

        NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code

        NFPA 111: Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

FM DS 5-19 (Switchgear and Circuit Breakers; 5-20 (Testing); 5-4 (Transformers); 5-12 (Electric AC Generators)

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Electric Vehicle Charging

Covered and Related Content

Circuits

Generators

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

 

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Fire Code

        National Electrical Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Elevators/Escalators

Covered and Related Content

Accessibility

Egress

Fire Service Access

Occupant Evacuation

Relevant Agencies

Federal

 

State/Local

Building Department

Contractors Boards

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASME A17.1-2013 - Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

        ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts

        International Existing Building Code

        NFPA 1 - Fire Code

        NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

        NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Energy

Covered and Related Content

Air Infiltration

Fenestration

Insulation

Mechanical Systems

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

State/Local

Building Code Office

Energy Commission

Public Utility Commission

State/Local Energy Office

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Standard 90.1

        ASHRAE Standard 90.2

        ASHRAE Standard 189.1

        Building Energy Code

        International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

        International Residential Code

        Uniform Mechanical Code

        Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

AIA 2030 Toolkit

AIA Guide to Energy Modeling

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Existing/Renovations

Covered and Related Content

Egress

Energy

Fire Protection

Lead Paint

Occupancy Change

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Park Service

State/Local

Building Department

Department of Public Health

Historic Boards

State Fire Marshall

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 41: Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings

        International Existing Building Code

        International Fire Code

        International Property Maintenance Code

        NFPA 1 - Fire Code

        NFPA 13 - Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

        NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

IBHS Fortified Home Standard

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Existing/Change of Use

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

 

State/Local

 

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Existing Building Code

        International Existing Building Code

        International Fire Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    Other
Code Element Fencing

Covered and Related Content

Swimming Pools

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Consumer Products Safety Commission

State/Local

Building Code Offices

Contractor Boards

Existing Codes and Standards*

        NSPI 8-2005 (R2013): Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
Code Element Flooding

Covered and Related Content

Siting

Structural

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Army Corp of Engineers

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State/Local

Building Code Offices

Department of Water Resources

Emergency Management Agency

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Other Tools and Resources

FEMA Coastal Construction Manual

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Fire Safety

Covered and Related Content

Fire Suppression

Materials

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

USDA Forest Service

U.S. Fire Administration

State/Local

Building Code Offices

Fire Departments

Insurance Commission

State Fire Marshal

State Forest Service

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Fire Code

        International Residential Code

        International Wildland-Urban Interface Code

        NFPA 1 - Fire Code

        NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Fuel Gas

Covered and Related Content

Heating Oil

Natural Gas

Propane

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Department of Energy

U.S. Fire Administration

State/Local

Building Code Office

Contractor Boards

State Fire Marshal

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Residential Code (Fuel Gas)

        International Fuel Gas Code

        NFPA 54 - National Fuel Gas Code

        Uniform Mechanical Code

        Uniform Plumbing Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    Other
Code Element Grey/Black Water

Covered and Related Content

Plumbing

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Public Health

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Standard 189.1

        International Plumbing Code

        National Standard Plumbing Code (PHCC)

        Uniform Plumbing Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

EPA/625/R-04/108 Guidelines for Water Reuse

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
Code Element Health Care Facilities

Covered and Related Content

Accessibility

Fire Alarm/Suppression

Medical Gas
Plumbing

Ventilation

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

State/Local

Department of Health

Medicare/Medicaid

Social Services Office

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Existing Building Code

        NFPA 1 - Fire Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

        NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

        NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

        NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

Int'l Association for Health Care Security and Safety Security Design Guideline

Facilities Guideline Institute

FEMA-543 (Design of Critical Facilities)

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
Code Element Historic Preservation

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

National Park Service

State/Local

Historic Boards

Zoning Boards

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Existing Building Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
Code Element Indoor Environment

Covered and Related Content

Thermal Comfort

Air Quality

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency

Centers for Disease Control

Housing and Urban Development

State/Local

 

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1 and 62.2 IAQ and Ventilation

        ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

Code Element Infrastructure Protection

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Transportation

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Transportation

State Energy Office

Existing Codes and Standards*

 

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
Code Element Lead

Covered and Related Content

Plumbing

Renovation

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Contractor Boards

Department of Health

Department of Environmental Protection

Occupational Safety

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Property Maintenance Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
Code Element Mechanical Systems

Covered and Related Content

HVAC

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Licensure Boards

State Energy Office

State/Local Building Departments

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Mechanical Code

        International Residential Code

        Uniform Mechanical Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
Code Element Mobile & Manufactured Homes

Covered and Related Content

Siting

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Transportation

Housing and Urban Development

State/Local

Department of Housing

Department of Transportation

Mobile Home Boards

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

        Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD)

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Potable Water

Covered and Related Content

Plumbing

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

Department of Public Health

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Standard 189.1

        International Plumbing Code

        International Residential Code

        National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards

        National Standard Plumbing Code (PHCC)

        NFPA 1 - Fire Code

        Uniform Plumbing Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    Other
Code Element Plumbing Systems

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

 

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Plumbing Code

        International Residential Code

        National Standard Plumbing Code (PHCC)

        Uniform Plumbing Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
Code Element Renewable Energy

Covered and Related Content

Biomass

Geothermal

Solar

Wind

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

State/Local

State/Local Energy Office

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Standard 189.1

        Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    Other
Code Element Safety During Construction

Covered and Related Content

Cranes

Scaffolding

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

State/Local

Building Department

Insurance Board

Licensure Board

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 37-02, Design Loads on Structures During Construction

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Seismic

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Geological Survey

State/Local

 

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

        ASCE 41: Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings

        International Existing Building Code

        NFPA 13 (Sprinkler System Bracing)

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

NAVFAC Standards

Other Tools and Resources

Wood Frame Construction Manual

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Snow

Covered and Related Content

Egress

Enclosure

Stormwater

Structural/Loading

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

State/Local

Building Department

Department of Transportation

Emergency Management Agency

Public Safety

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

        Building Construction and Safety Code

        International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Structural Safety

Covered and Related Content

Columns

Framing

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology

State/Local

Emergency Management Agency

Insurance Commission

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

        ASCE 41: Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings

        Building Construction and Safety Code

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

        NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

 

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    ASHRAE
    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
Code Element Sustainability

Covered and Related Content

Energy

Indoor Environmental Quality

Water

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Trade Commission

State/Local

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Public Health

State Energy Office

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASHRAE Standard 189.1

        Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement

        International Green Construction Code

        Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

AIA Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment

AIA Guide to the IgCC

AIA Guide for Sustainable Projects

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
    International Code Council
    National Fire Protection Association
    Other
Code Element Swimming Pools

Covered and Related Content

Circulation System

Electric

Fencing

Water Quality

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consumer Products Safety Commission

State/Local

Department of Public Health

Licensure Boards

Existing Codes and Standards*

        International Fuel Gas Code

        International Residential Code (Fuel Gas)

        International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

        NFPA 54 - National Fuel Gas Code

        NSPI 8-2005 (R2013): Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

        Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

 

Other Tools and Resources

AIA Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment

AIA Guide to the IgCC

AIA Guide for Sustainable Projects

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.

KEY

    International Code Council
    Other
Code Element Wind

Covered and Related Content

 

Relevant Agencies

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State/Local

Emergency Management Agency

Existing Codes and Standards*

        ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

        ICC 500: Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters

        ICC 600: Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind regions

        International Existing Building Code

        International Residential Code

Federal Regulations and Guidelines

FEMA Coastal Construction Manual

FEMA 362: Multi-Hazard Planning for Schools

National Design Standard for Tornado Shelters

Other Tools and Resources

APA Publications

AF&PA Standards

AISI Standards

IBHS Fortified for Safer Business

IBHS Fortified Home

IBHS Fortified for Safer Living

Wood Frame Construction Manual (AWC)

* States and localities may amend the model codes or standards to satisfy local conditions. Consult state or local officials for details.