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Regional Building Code Coordination

2000 Regional Amendments

In mid 2000, NCTCOG's Regional Codes Coordinating Committee directed its Code Advisory Boards to review the International Code Council's (ICC) 2000 model construction codes. The ICC family of International Codes represents the cooperation of three nationally significant code professional associations: International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI), and Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA). 

The Advisory Boards held open meetings to consider the codes and come to consensus on regional amendments. Over 100 code professionals representing 47 local jurisdictions and professional associations contributed at least 4000 person hours in 44 meetings and work sessions during 2000/2001.

In February 2001, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, upon the recommendation of the Regional Codes Coordinating Committee and its Advisory Boards, encouraged jurisdictions in North Central Texas to adopt the following model construction codes along with their respective regional amendments:

2000 Regional Amendments
2000 International Building Code - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 ESL International Residential Code* - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 International Fire Code - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 International Plumbing Code - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 International Mechanical Code - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 International Fuel Gas Code - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
2000 ESL International Energy Conservation Code* - Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]
1999 National Electrical Code- Regional Amendments
[PDF] [Word]

* Received conditional approval from the Energy Systems Laboratory. Please click here for more information.

Please note that consensus could not be reached regarding when automatic fire sprinklers are required because there is such a wide range in fire fighting philosophies/capabilities of cities across the region. OPTION "A" and OPTION "B" are provided in the Fire and Building Code amendments. Jurisdictions should choose one or the other based on their fire fighting philosophies/capabilities. NCTCOG recommends adopting these codes with no local amendments other than the regional amendments. The ultimate goal is regional uniformity in the model construction codes for the North Central Texas region. The committee members feel strongly that municipalities, contractors, architects, builders, and manufacturers will benefit from the positive economic results coming from achievement of that goal.


Home Builders Association

North Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Board

To obtain a word processing copy of the recommended regional amendments, you may to receive them attached to a reply email, or send one 3½" diskette or blank CD to NCTCOG, Department of Environment & Developmnet, P.O. Box 5888, Arlington, TX 76005-5888. To request a paper copy contact NCTCOG Staff or 817-695-9210.

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