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Flood Resistant Provisions of the 2009 International Codes (2011)

The 2009 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 2012 I-Codes:

- A compilation of flood resistant provisions of the 2009 I-Codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC IMC, IPC, IFGC, IPSDC, IFC)

- A summary of changes to the flood provisions from the 2006 IBC and IRC.

- A checklist that can be used to guide floodplain managers, building officials, and designers as they compare the flood provisions of the 2009 I-Codes and ASCE 24-05 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 24-05, Flood Resistant Design and Construction, a referenced standard in the 2009 IBC and IRC

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFlood Provisions of the 2009 International Codes
0.53MJanuary 1, 2011
Icon for file of type text/plainFlood Provisions of the 2009 International Codes
0.12MJanuary 1, 2011
Icon for file of type application/pdfSummary of Changes From the 2006 I-Codes
0.02MJanuary 1, 2011
Icon for file of type text/plainSummary of Changes From the 2006 I-Codes
2.06KJanuary 1, 2011
Icon for file of type application/pdfNFIP 2009 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 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction.

0.37MMay 1, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfHIGHLIGHTS OF ASCE 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction

ASCE 24 is a referenced standard in the International Building Code®. Any building or structure that falls within the scope of the IBC that is proposed in a flood hazard area is to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24. The International Residential Code® requires that dwellings in floodways be designed in accordance with ASCE 24, and the 2009 edition of the IRC will include an alternative that allows communities to require homes in V zones to be designed in accordance with ASCE 24.

0.18MDecember 1, 2010