Building Resources & Links

Several of these links provide useful information for do-it-yourself projects. Be aware that codes and standards vary widely. Please check with the Inspections Office for local code requirements before beginning a project. You may contact us during regular business hours.

Related Websites

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Division of Building and Fire Regulations (DHCD)
Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
National Multi Housing Council (NMHC)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Virginia Building and Code Officials Association
Virginia Municipal League

Model Code Organizations

The International Code Council (ICC)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Codes & Standards Organizations

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Federal Websites

Federal Register - Government Printing Office maintains a fully searchable site with the 1995 and 1996 Federal Register, public laws, congressional bills, and other documents
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Official Americans with Disabilities Act Website (ADA)
THOMAS - Includes federal legislative information, status of bills, and the congressional record
U.S. Access Board - The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Maintains a page with information on indoor air quality