New Construction in Louisiana Must Meet International Building Code

In November 2005, the Louisiana State Legislature passed a law creating the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council and a statewide uniform construction code to rebuild safer, stronger communities devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The law provides for the adoption of the International Code Council (ICC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes.

All construction in the state begun after Jan. 1, 2007 must be reviewed and inspected for compliance with this statewide building code. As a result, architects, engineers, contractors, code officials and construction labor need to learn the new code requirements.

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