Report Discusses How Companies Worldwide Consider Climate Change in Their Building Codes

The Global Resiliency Dialogue recently published a report on the use of climate data in building codes worldwide, discussing how various companies consider climate change in their codes and how often the codes are updated to reflect changes in information such as flood maps and temperature. NRMCA Senior Vice President, Structures and Codes, Scott Campbell notes that the Association participates in multiple codes and standards that make use of climate data, including ICC 600 for residential wind design, ASHRAE 90.1 for building energy use and the Wildland Urban Interface Code along with other ICC codes. Staff participation in these efforts is to ensure that changes are scientifically justified by the data and do not discriminatorily affect the concrete industry.

Build With Strength is a coalition led by NRMCA that promotes concrete building systems through communications, project promotion, education and advocacy. To learn more about these programs, please contact Scott Campbell at or 502-552-5034.

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