This document features a comprehensive historic building code, the first of its kind in the nation. It was drafted by a project team with expertise in building codes and preservation, incorporating current research, recent advances in technology and existing approaches to rehabilitation.
After completing the project, the draft Historic Building Code was submitted for adoption by the International Code Council. Because ICC prepared the International Building Code and the International Existing Buildings Code, which apply to historic buildings, this project took advantage of a unique opportunity to influence the principal documents that affect the rehabilitation of historic structures.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-8-NC-19 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).