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New York City Updates Building Codes
The New York City Council has unanimously approved the addition of international codes into its city building codes.
The city adopted the 2003 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fuel Gas codes, taking effect July 1, 2008.
The updated New York City Construction Codes include the safest provisions of the current New York City building code, the I-Codes and national referenced standards.
“The new code will help to ensure the highest level of building safety for New Yorkers, bring uniformity to the city’s construction projects and make New York City’s buildings more environmentally friendly,” says Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. “I applaud the commitment of the more than 400 volunteers who spent countless hours over the last few years to overhaul New York’s building code.”
Other metropolitan areas that have already adopted the codes include Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.