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Background

Since 1967, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has actively promoted the standardization of model construction codes in an effort to simplify the construction process, advance the safety of building systems, promote common code interpretation, facilitate the mobility of contractors, and reduce training and construction costs.

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Committees

The Regional Codes Coordinating Committee (RCCC) and its five Advisory Boards comprised of local public and private code professionals continually review the latest editions of the model construction codes and recommend uniform amendments for the North Central Texas region.

The RCCC and its five code advisory boards encourage the adoption of NCTCOG recommended model codes and regional amendments to reduce the variation of local construction codes in the region. By encouraging cities to adopt standardized codes and regional amendments, NCTCOG has helped North Central Texas municipalities reduce the cost of training codes personnel. These efforts have also made it easier for contractors, builders, and developers to do work from city to city throughout the region, thereby reducing overall construction costs.

The RCCC reviews the International Codes and the National Electrical Code when new editions are released, but not when supplements are released. Most recently, the committees completed their review of the 2015 International Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code.

Current Code Amendments

NCTCOG's Regional Codes Coordinating Committee (RCCC) and its four advisory boards conducted multiple meetings to review the latest editions of the model codes to develop regional amendments. Their review and recommendations are endorsed by NCTCOG's Executive Board.  Currently NCTCOG encourages jurisdictions in North Central Texas to adopt the following model construction codes along with their respective regional amendments as expeditiously as their local code adoption process will allow.

March 31, 2016: Clarification and Corrections to the 2015 International Codes Regional Recommended Amendments

 

Explanation of Options A and B:
Please note that as there is a wide range in firefighting 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 firefighting philosophies / capabilities when adopting code amendments.

Regional Codes Adoption Guidance and Information
Format
2015 International Green Construction Code Position Paper
PDF
2015 International Codes and Regional Code Amendments for North Central Texas
PDF

 

Current Regional Amendments
Format
Special Inspections Program - Procedures - IBC Section 1704 Special Inspections PDF Doc
Special Inspections: Statement of Required Special Inspections PDF Doc
Special Inspections: Approved Agency Documentation PDF Doc
Special Inspections: Final Report

PDF Doc

2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code - Regional Amendments
ACH Tradeoff Guidance - Approved January 31, 2017
PDF

 

Energy Code Requirements of the 2015 IRC (IECC) - Residential Energy Compliance Path Template Form

 

PDF Doc

 

Energy Code Requirements of the 2015 IRC (IECC) - Residential Energy Compliance Certificate Template Form

 

2015 International Building Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Existing Building Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Residential Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Fire Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Plumbing Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Mechanical Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc
2015 International Fuel Gas Code - Regional Amendments
PDF Doc

2015 International Energy Conservation Code - Regional Amendments

PDF Doc
SI Report
PDF Doc
SI Final Report
PDF Doc
SI Program
PDF Doc
SI Statement
PDF Doc
2014 National Electical Code Recommended Amendments
PDF Doc
2014 NEC - RCCC 90.4 Position Paper
PDF Doc

To order code books

The International Codes Council provides a "Code Adoption Toolkit ", including background information, technical papers, supporting documents, and more. The toolkit is available free at www.iccsafe.org/gr/pages/resources.aspx.

Past Codes

Model Construction Codes and Regional Amendments

 

For more information on the Codes program, please contact Cassidy Campbell at (817) 608-2368 or ccampbell@nctcog.org.

 

 
 
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