Building Code Adoptions and Reference Library

Building Code Adoptions by State

Need to find out if current codes that mandate the annual inspection of fire-rated door assemblies have been adopted in your state? Here are some resources to help you find information pertinent to your locale:

The International Code Council (ICC) develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings—including government buildings, hotels, schools and healthcare. This council also serves as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, as well in most U.S. cities, counties, and states.

The most relevant codes for the openings industry fall under the International Building Codes (IBC). These codes are used during the construction phase and are referenced until the Certificate of Occupancy is issued. International Fire Codes (IFC) are used for existing buildings.

The 2009 editions of both the IBC and the IFC reference the inspection steps contained in NFPA 80 (2007 edition). If a state has adopted the 2009 version of the IBC or IFC, then, in theory, they could be performing inspections based on enforcement by the local AHJ community.

Links below direct you to interactive resources offered by the International Code Council.
  • U.S. Map lists the codes in use for that state. When you click on a state, you will be looking for '2009 International Building Code' and/or '2009 International Fire Code.'
  • U.S. Code Adoptions Map highlights codes that are in use for each individual state. Under the IBC column or IFC column you will be looking for the adoption of the '2009 edition.’

Building Code Reference Library

Reed Construction Data offers the "Building Code Reference Library," an excellent resource for determining what specific codes are enforced in a particular state. By selecting an individual state, the most relevant codes for the openings industry fall under the 'Building/Dwelling Code' entry and the 'Fire/Life Safety Code' entry. The 2009 version of the IBC or IFC is the code that determines if fire door inspections are potentially taking place in that state.