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.
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.
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.
RESIDENTIAL CODES, BUILDING CODES, TALL WOOD
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 construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption…
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. 4. Discuss how to get involved and how to sign up for the new AIA Georgia Codes Network…
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 2012 version (with Georgia amendments) we’re currently using and the 2018…
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 2012 version (with Georgia amendments) we’re currently using and the 2018…
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 amendments to Georgia’s building codes. Please join us to review the progress of…
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 monitoring. Also covered are helpful tips and guidelines for the…