Codes and Standards

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  • A well deserved honor for one of the AIA's true stars. Steve WInkel FAIA has worked tirelessly on behalf of the entire profession to advance our engagement in the development and application of codes nationally. His Building Codes Illustrated book...

  • The International Code Council has recognized Steven R Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp for his decades of outstanding service to the ICC and the national model code development process by naming him an ICC Honorary Member . AIA national staff member Jessyca...

  • I wanted to pass along this post from our advocacy blog at AIA, "The Angle". It's an introduction to the advocacy efforts of AIA members and staff in Louisville to update and improve several of our national model construction codes, including energy,...

  • AIA Codes Network members, As promised, I am forwarding an awesome opportunity for those of you keen to get involved in codes policy work (via code development). I'm pasting below a message targeted at member groups like yours. Check it out and...

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  • Codes Network Webinar Dec. 15: Why Architects Should Pay Big Attention to Tiny Houses

    Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EST

    Register here:

    Earn 1.0 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Learning Units (LUs) with this intermediate-level course

    Tiny houses are more than just houses built on trailers. Building codes and zoning ordinances are evolving to allow tiny houses in urban areas so it’s time we take a serious look at the potential of this housing type. We’ll define the three types of tiny houses and review the latest ICC building code proposals to address tiny houses. This will help AIA members focused on housing understand why and how they may provide services for owners interested in tiny houses.

    Learning Objectives:
    1) Define the three types of tiny houses.
    2) Explain why and how AIA members focused on housing may provider services for tiny houses.
    3) Demonstrate the potential for tiny houses in development and increasing density of cities.
    4) Identify building code issues related to tiny houses.

Community Blogs

  • This week in THE ANGLE: John Peavey, P.E. reflects on ‎Building Safety Month‬ and what it means for the AIA, its members, and our communities.

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  • ​ The next installment of the U.S. Access Board’s online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is now available.

  • The AIA needs input from members like you on upcoming changes proposed to some of the most important codebooks architects use frequently. Read more on at for more details and background, but the main takeaway...

  • All, The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings are coming up April 19-28 in Memphis. Members and national staff will represent the AIA at the 2018 Group A code cycle updating codes that likely affect your practice every...

  • The ICC has posted the following: Proposed IgCC Code Changes Available for Review cdpACCESS, ICC’s Cloud-Based Code Development Process Tool, Produces its First Monograph The International Code Council has released a monograph of...