ICC Partners with Mexico for Safe Housing

The International Code Council (ICC) will provide technical assistance to the Mexican government to develop a residential building code as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. association and the Mexican National Commission of Housing Development. Under the MOU, the I-Codes developed by the ICC will serve as a guide for the creation of new codes and standards in Mexico.

"The Mexican government has a long-term plan to update its construction standards to include the safest techniques, materials and technologies. The I-Codes, already enforced in thousands of U.S. jurisdictions, will be the basis for housing construction in Mexico. The codes will provide Mexico's residents with safe, affordable and comfortable housing," said James Lee Witt, ICC chief executive officer.

The MOU signing took place during Building Safety Week, May 8-14.

"Signing this agreement is a concrete step in support of the housing sector within the framework of the Housing Sector Program strategies," said Carlos Gutierrez Ruiz, national commissioner of housing development for Mexico.

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