Standards Adoption

Standards adoption has become an integral part of ACI’s mission: “…as a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development dissemination and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational and training programs, certification programs…”

 

Model Building Code Development in the USA

The United States does not have a national building code.

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Authorities having jurisdictions (AHJ) over the development and enforcement of building codes tend to be: states, counties, and municipalities. Most AHJs develop their respective building codes with only a few modifications to nationally developed model codes. There are three major model building code development organizations:

 

 

State and Local Code Adoptions in the USA

In the United States authorities having jurisdictions (AHJ) over the development and enforcement of building codes tend to be: states, counties, and municipalities.

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Most AHJs develop their respective building codes with only a few modifications to nationally developed model codes. There are opportunities to incorporate ACI developed criteria as modifications to the codes being adopted by the AHJ. This requires engagement in the code development processes of the respective AHJs. In addition, the success of major changes or new criteria proposed to the model codes often requires early adoption by proactive AHJs. It is also qualified state and local officials voting on the final action of proposed changes to the International Code Council model codes. Having a relationship with these individuals, where ACI through its volunteer membership is established as a resource, is invaluable for both state and local adoptions and model code development. Activities related to state and local code adoption tend to rely heavily on the willingness of ACI members volunteering to serve as champions working directly with state and local officials.

 

International Adoptions

Resources to Understanding International Adoptions

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Adopt ACI Standards

    1. Consensus ensures unbiased standards.
    2. Global input from diverse perspectives.
    3. Practitioner focus (Inch-pound and SI versions available).
    4. Regular updates.
    5. Applicable to many structures.
    6. Efficient usage of your financial and human resources.
    7. Worldwide usage.
    8. Over 100 years of code writing.
    9. Educational product support.
    10. Customizable.
  • Countries That Have Adopted ACI Standards

    International Map
    Afghanistan
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia
    Canada
    Cayman Islands
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Georgia
    Grenada
    Guam
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Israel
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kuwait
    Laos
    Lebanon
    Liberia
    Libya
    Marshall Islands
    Mexico
    Mongolia
    Montserrat
    Myanmar
    Nicaragua
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Panama
    Peru
    Philippines
    Puerto Rico
    Qatar
    Saint Lucia
    Saudi Arabia
    South Korea
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Suriname
    Taiwan
    Thailand
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    United Arab Emirates
    United States
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Yemen
  • Request for Assistance with ACI Standards Adoption

    Bernie Pekor, Director, International Business Development
    Bernie.Pekor@concrete.org, +1.248.848.3794

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Questions, Comments and Suggestions:

Steve Szoke
Steve.Szoke@concrete.org
+1.248.848.3726

Kerry Sutton
Kerry.Sutton@concrete.org
+1.248.848.3161

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