Codes for Construction

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Building codes are in place to secure the safety of structures that surround us in our everyday living.  Calcasieu Parish currently enforces the most current editions adopted by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council:

  • National Electrical Code
  • Louisiana State Plumbing Code, 2013 Edition
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel/Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Code (Building Envelope & Duct Tightness)

For more information on these codes or to purchase code books, please click the following link:  www.iccsafe.org

 For Commercial Developments, please see the following Risk Category Chart and Risk Category Maps in determining which wind speed is needed for building design:

Risk Category 1 Map

Risk Category 2 map

Risk Category 3 & 4 Map

Risk Category Building Chart