City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Proposed Technical Code Addition Combines Flood-Related Building Requirements
Flood Hazard Areas and International Fire Code Amendments Now Open for Comment
The City of Austin Development Services Department (DSD) proposes the addition of Article 3: Flood Hazard Areas to the City of Austin’s Technical Codes (Land Development Code Chapter 25-12).
The proposed ordinance creates a new Article 3 specifically regulating building in the City’s flood load and hazard areas (also known as the City’s “floodplain regulations”). The purpose of this specific article is to simplify the Code and avoid repetition of these regulations throughout each article of Chapter 25-12 (Technical Code). The proposed ordinance, which does not change the substance of these requirements, is available for public comment now through May 9 here.
International Fire Code Amendments Also Open for Comment
Stakeholders also are invited to comment on proposed changes to the International Fire Code. Austin Fire Department is hosting an engagement through April 27. Review the proposed changes and provide input here.
Upcoming Milestones for Codes and Building Criteria Manual Rules
The proposed schedule for Council consideration of the 2021 Technical Codes follows. Council is slated to finalize these dates on May 6.
|June 3||International Building Code|
|International Energy Conservation Code|
|International Existing Building Code|
|International Fire Code|
|International Residential Code|
|Uniform Mechanical Code|
|Uniform Plumbing Code|
|June 10||International Property Maintenance Code|
Information about all the currently proposed Technical Codes is available here.