The International Building Code (IBC) and the International Mechanical Code (IMC) are part of the complete collection of International Codes developed to provide minimum safeguards and standards with regard to residential and commercial building safety and fire prevention. The IBC and the IMC act as a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national codes for the building and construction industries.
As a non-profit organization, the International Code Council (ICC) is comprised of three initial founders- the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). Together, they created the International Code standard that helped create a uniform standard to bridge the gap and disparities amongst international residential codes and other model codes currently used in the U.S.
The ICC is continually developing updated standards to serve as an extension of code requirements. The International Building Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Residential Code now allow building industry professionals to utilize a single, complete set of construction codes without regional limitations, across the U.S. and internationally.