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The ICC is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.  Most US communities and many global markets choose the International Codes, or I-Codes, published by the ICC to provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school, and in the workplace. 

The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. Federal agencies including the Architect of the Capitol, General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, US Forest Service and the Veterans Administration also enforce the I-Codes. The Department of Defense references the International Building Code for constructing military facilities, including those for housing US troops around the world and at home. Amtrak uses the International Green Construction Code for new and extensively renovated sites and structures. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands enforce one or more of the I-Codes.

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