Last year I shared a resource developed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), called Codes in Context. The first edition focused on changes to the I-Codes – the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Fire Code (IFC). I also shared a link to a document created by the BHMA CGIA, which shows some of the IBC changes for each edition from 2012 to 2024. These materials make it much easier to keep up with the code changes, and I’m excited to see people using them.
BHMA recently posted another edition of Codes in Context – this time focusing on changes to NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. The summary report, along with the supporting focus documents, can be downloaded from the site’s Codes in Context page. There is also a document summarizing the changes to NFPA 101 from 2012 to 2024.
If you have any suggested code changes, or door-related code issues that are difficult to interpret, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I will add them to my wish list for the next code development cycle. We are currently working on proposals for the 2027 model codes.