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Wilmington to Hold Public Meeting on Revised Construction and Building Code Standards Affecting Residential and Commercial Properties

Post Date:07/25/2019 3:00 PM

City is in the process of adopting the 2018 I.C.C. international code standards

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The Wilmington Department of Licenses and Inspections is recommending that the City adopt the revised I.C.C. (International Code Council) 2018 code series, which are building code standards affecting residential and commercial properties. To provide the public an opportunity to give their input on the proposed changes, the department will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Louis L. Redding City Council Building, 800 North French Street.

I.C.C building codes โ€“ which include the International Building Code (IBC), fire, plumbing and energy conservation codes, among others โ€“ are updated every three years to reflect the current standards for the construction industry and ensure the greatest level of safety for builders and occupants alike. The codes also promote advances in technology, thus allowing new and safer methods that can be utilized to maximize efforts for safer and more economically feasible structures.

The series of codes being submitted for approval by City Council will bring Wilmington current with the latest national building codes standards. The proposed codes have incorporated the latest building technology within the construction industry and provide protection for the health and safety of the occupants.
The city is upgrading its building codes from the 2012 to the 2018 edition. The following codes are being proposed for adoption:

  • The International Building Code of 2018
  • The International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings of 2018
  • The International Mechanical Code of 2018
  • The International Plumbing Code of 2018
  • The International Fuel Gas Code of 2018
  • The ICC/ANSI A117.1-2017 Accessibility code of 2017
  • The International Existing Building Code of 2018
  • The International Energy Conservation code of 2018
  • The International Property Maintenance Code of 2018
  • The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code of 2018

Additional code amendments information will be available at the meeting.
The International Code Council (I.C.C.)
The International Code Council is a member-focused association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

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