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Online Building Code Resources

Online Building Code Resources

Online Building Code Resources

Hi...I recently noticed that some state codes on the ICC website require a paid membership to view?

I recall always being able to access the codes for free?

UpCodes allows me to view the NY state codes but I have to pay to see the diagrams and details.

California has the codes on their .gov site for free viewing.

This is mostly an observation. I don't have a question other than are you paying a monthly or yearly subscription to access codes online?

RE: Online Building Code Resources

Upcodes is separate from ICC and offer 'interpretative' diagrams with the code for a fee. As I understand it any table that is part of the code is viewable but they add some for reference.

codes.iccsafe is the ICC site and they have a subscription that lets you download and print I believe.

RE: Online Building Code Resources

I last used a hard copy of the NY code, but I honestly thought every one was free. That's ridiculous that you have to pay for the diagrams. NJ is fully accessible for free.

This is why I just download the PDF's online. So much of a pain navigating that ICC website something anyway.

RE: Online Building Code Resources

I think they're as free as they've ever been.
ICC site

Not as easy as a hardcopy or pdf, but the table of contents is in the left sidebar.

RE: Online Building Code Resources

Agree with kipfoot's link. It has diagrams. Here's NY:

I haven't printed codes in a while. I don't think these are easily printable, but I don't see a need to.

RE: Online Building Code Resources

One thing to note on the ICC site is that paying gets you access to the commentary as well - that is the real value in my opinion (although being able to copy and paste is nice as well - I usually just snip an image when needed, for this situation though). I do not pay for a membership but I have done the free trial they offer.

RE: Online Building Code Resources

UpCodes, which does come up for some codes as the first item in some google searchs makes you subscribe for some diagrams. The actual codes are always free to view on ICC website. Advanced searching and commentary are paid though.

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