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NRMCA Submits Resilient Construction Proposals for the International Green Construction Code

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Last week, NRMCA submitted code change proposals for the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The proposals support enhancing the resilience of buildings through requirements that increase robustness, durability, longevity and disaster resistance for jurisdictions interested in improving community health and safety. Resilience supports the use of concrete in the growing green building movement.

The IgCC is a model code that includes sustainability measures – from design through construction, occupancy and beyond – that is enforceable by the local building official. To date, it has been adopted by five states and dozens of local jurisdictions, including Maryland, Oregon, Phoenix and Dallas. Its adoption is expected to increase as the green building market expands over the next several years. The IgCC acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, such as the International Building Code and International Residential Code. Tien Peng of NRMCA will participate in the code hearings which will be held from April 27 through May 4 in Memphis, TN, to support NRMCA’s proposal along with other proposals favorable to concrete.

For additional information contact Tien Peng at or 206-913-8535.

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