CODES & MSD




 
Texas Residential Construction Commission


The Texas Residential Construction Commission was a state agency established to help oversee single family residential construction. The agency has four objectives: promote the idea of quality construction by having industry members and residential construction projects registered; educate homeowners and residential construction companies by keeping them informed about the latest news and trends about the industry; serve as a complaints office; and provide an unbiased technical review of all types of post construction defects. The commission has since been closed with all data moved to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

 

 
American National Standards Institute


The American National Standards Institute was founded upon the idea of enhancing the global effectiveness of businesses and the quality of life in the United States by establishing and promoting standards and conformity assessment systems to ensure the safety and health of the consumers and the environment. This includes established guidelines and standards set for acoustical devices, construction equipment, dairy and livestock production, and energy distribution. ASNI accrediting programs and standards cover cross-sector programs including ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

 

 
ADA National Network


The ADA National Network was created to inform, educate, and guide people and establishments about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was set up to protect people with disabilities and ensure that they are given proper treatment and access to public services, transportation, and accommodations. With ten regional network centers throughout the United States, the ADA National Network is able to provide local assistance and address any concerns that people or businesses have regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

 
International Code Council


As a member-focused association, the International Code Council supports the building industry through its commitment to develop model codes and standards that focus on the design, build, and compliance process to ensure the construction of affordable, resilient, sustainable, and safe structures. The ICC also provides coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes for individuals at home, at the office, and at school.

 

 
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards


Since 1967, the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards has been at the forefront of developing building codes that promote public safety. By acting as a national forum where local code officials, private sector firms, and federal officials discuss issues concerning the establishment of proper building codes and procedures, the NCSBCS has been able to set up a variety of safety systems that ensure the well-being of people living in the United States.




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