Top Issue: Building Codes

On a day to day basis, there are few policy issues that rival building codes for the impact they have on an architect’s work.  AIA Georgia stays involved with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (which is very involved in building codes), the state Fire Marshall, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), and other various entities that influence building, fire, and energy efficiency codes in the state.

Check back to this space soon for a redesigned, more robust resource for learning how architects can influence how building codes impact our work.

Contact

Ryan Taylor
AIA GA representative
Georgia DCA 2018 IRC Task Force
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Dee LeClair
AIA GA representative
Georgia DCA 2018 IBC Task Force
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Events

Global Meet on Bio- Polymers and Polymer Science(GMBPPS2022)

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - Saturday, August 27, 2022
12:00 AM

AIA National: Our Focus

Better codes for safer buildings

Viable, up-to-date building codes can help save lives and prevent damage from disaster. We develop these codes and assist in their adoption.

We encouraged representatives in Congress to cosponsor the Safe Building Code Incentive Act, which prompts states to use updated model building codes and increase disaster assistance grants by 4 percent.

Upcoming Training

It is our duty to stay up to date on the current building code and any changes. There are two significant changes in 2022; Tall Wood ( January 2022) and IEBC (July 2022). AIA GA will be hosting a series of training and panels to adequately prepare our members for these changes. To stay up to date on upcoming training, seminars, and discussions, check this web page and subscribe to our Codes list.

IEBC Virtual Training (Half-Day) | November 16, 2021 

Tall Wood Virtual Training (Half-Day) | December 1, 2021 

Take Action Now!

Join the new AIA Georgia Codes Network. You’ll find resources and get regular updates and you can contact a volunteer for guidance on technical, policy, and advocacy issues. We are not asking for any time commitment, but rather that you stay in-the-know on what is happening with codes in Georgia and beyond.

Previous Webinars

RESIDENTIAL CODES, BUILDING CODES, TALL WOOD

Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
June 29, 2020

AIA Georgia welcomes Bruce Lindsey of WoodWorks. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and…

RESIDENTIAL CODES, ENERGY CODES, BUILDING CODES

Final Update on IBC, IRC, and Energy Codes
Aprril 17, 2018

1. Final Review of the Georgia Energy Code. 2. Explain the 2018 International Building Code amendments. 3. Explain the 2018 International Residential Code amendments…

RESIDENTIAL CODES

Significant Changes in the 2018 International Residential Code
January 23, 2018

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is in the process of adopting a new residential building code: the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). Please join Tom Allen of ICC to review significant changes between the…

BUILDING CODES

Significant Changes in the 2018 International Building Code
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is in the process of adopting a new commercial building code: the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). Please join Tom Allen of ICC to review significant changes between the…

ENERGY CODES, BUILDING CODES

Georgia Building/Energy Code Update
The Georgia Energy Code Task Force has finished reviewing proposed amendments and voted on an implementation schedule. The Georgia Electrical Code Task Force has finished its work and the SCAC has voted on…

ENERGY CODES

Georgia Energy Codes with NEMA’s Bryan Holland
This course is a review of the electrical requirements of the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2013. Topics include lighting, lighting control, air barriers, appliance efficiency, automatic receptacle control, electrical submetering, and energy…