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Flood Resistant Provisions of the 2015 International Codes (2015)

The 2015 edition of the International Codes (I-Codes) contains provisions that meet or exceed the minimum flood-resistant design and construction requirements of the NFIP for buildings and structures. This page contains the following documents, prepared by FEMA, related to the flood provisions of the 2015 I-Codes:

- A compilation of flood resistant provisions of the 2015 I-Codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, IMC, IPC, IFGC, IFC, ISPSC, IPSDC, and ICC Performance Code)

- A summary of changes to the flood provisions from the 2012 I-Codes

- A checklist that can be used to guide floodplain managers, building officials, and designers as they compare the flood provisions of the 2015 I-Codes and ASCE 24-14 to the minimum requirements of the NFIP. It is based on the standard checklist used by FEMA and States to review local floodplain management regulations/ordinances to determine whether such regulations and ordinances are complete for the purpose of participating in the NFIP

- Highlights of ASCE 24-14, Flood Resistant Design and Construction, a referenced standard in the 2015 IBC and IRC

SizePublication Date
Icon for file of type application/pdfFlood Resistant Provisions of the 2015 International Codes
0.35MOctober 27, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdfSummary of Changes from the 2012 I-Codes
0.02MDecember 2, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfNFIP- 2015 I-Codes and ASCE 24 Checklist

This checklist will guide floodplain managers, building officials and designers as they compare the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to the flood provisions of the International Building Code© (IBC), the International Mechanical Code© (IMC), the International Plumbing Code© (IPC), the International Fuel Gas Code© (IFGC), the International Residential Code© (IRC), the International Existing Building Code© (IEBC), and the referenced standard, ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction.

0.70MFebruary 1, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfHIGHLIGHTS OF ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction

Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Flood Resistant Design and Construction, ASCE 24, is a referenced standard in the International Codes® (I-Codes®). ASCE 24 states the minimum requirements and expected performance for the siting and design and construction of buildings and structures in flood hazard areas that are subject to building code requirements.

0.11MJuly 1, 2015