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Topics related to commercial energy codes such as thermal envelope, mechanical & electrical energy code requirements
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Commercial Fire Codes

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Commercial Seismic

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Existing Buildings Codes

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Residential Building Codes

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Residential Fire Codes

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Residential Foundation Codes

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Residential Seismic

Residential Seismic Topics
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Residential Structural Codes

Residential Structural Codes
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Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing - MEP MEP just as you would see on your drawings. Covering mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes along with sub-categories

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Mechanical Codes for both Residential and Commercial with an emphasis on the ICC, IMC
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Electrical Codes

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Plumbing Codes

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Fuel Gas Codes

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Additional Codes Codes not covered under any other categories

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Elevators

Elevator Topics. Chapter 30 or whatever local/state code you use
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Floodplain Management

Questions and discussions about floodplain management under FEMA, the NFIP and local floodplain ordinances
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Green / Leed

Everything is going green topics
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Institutional

A code discussion forum specific to institutional buildings such as but not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, etc.
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Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning Topics
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Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs

All topics both commercial and residential concerning pools, spas & hot tubs
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Sewage

Topics related to private onlot sewage systems
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Wildland Urban Interface

Wildlife Urban Interface Code Issues
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Related Code Topics Related topics otherwise not covered in this forum

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Door & Hardware forum *(Sponsored by Allegion)

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Association Talk
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Certifications

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Classified Section

Want to sell something? You found the right place to sell your product right here in the classified section of The Building Code Forum
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Code Administration

Code Administration and Management Issues / Topics
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Code Development Discussion

This area is exclusively for discussion directly related to Code Development. Please, as always, keep it civil and relevant to Code Development
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Employment Area

Post job openings available. Not for job complaints.
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Industry News

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Talk to the ICC Board

Communicate directly with ICC board of directors member Jim Brown
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Useful Links

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Architects-Contractors-Engineers & Plans Examiners This is a place to discuss architectural & engineering issues along with processes for plan review.

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Bluebeam Revu Users Group

Discussions about Bluebeam Revu and its associated products
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Building Design Topics

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CAD / Software Discussion

Discussions and questions specific to the use of CAD and other software used in the design process.
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Contractor Talk

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Unrelated Subjects This is for areas outside of the building codes.

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Palaearctic–African Bird Migration

Discussion of the Palaearctic-African Songbird Migration traffic across the Sahara
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