The International Codes Council (ICC) has announced that has released the 2003 editions of the ICC International Codes (I-Codes), a complete set of 14 coordinated, compatible building and fire safety codes adopted by jurisdictions around the world.

The two newest members of the I-Code family are the International Existing Building Code and International Urban-Wildland Interface Code. The IEBC includes provisions for improving and upgrading existing buildings to conserve resources and history. The IUWIC addresses fire spread, accessibility, defensible space and water supply for buildings constructed near wildland areas.

The rest of the I-Code family includes the 2003 International Building Code, which addresses design and installation of building systems and requirements. The 2003 International Fire Code, coordinated with the IBC, references national standards to comprehensively address fire safety in new and existing buildings. The 2003 International Plumbing Code addresses minimum provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage and storm drainage. The 2003 International Mechanical Code regulates mechanical systems and equipment, including hvac, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigeration hydronic piping and solar systems.

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In a related announcement, the ICC 2003 Spring Education Meeting and Code Official Institute will be held April 6-9 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. The meeting features concurrent educational sessions, round table discussions, networking opportunities, presentations by ICC technical staff and industry leaders in code enforcement and administration, and an ICC exhibit and bookstore. For more information, visit