Thursday, December 9, 2010

Building codes

Question: Where do I find the Alaska building codes?

Answer: Like many states, Alaska relies heavily on uniform building codes. The precise codes that the state uses, as well as any changes or sections not employed, are listed in the Alaska Administrative Code: 13 AAC 50. The Alaska State Library maintains the current and previous two editions of the International Building Code and some other codes. For details, search our catalog.

The specific codes you need may be available at a library near you, but they usually are not available to be checked out. If they aren't available locally for you, you can request specific pages through interlibrary loan, or you can purchase a copy (or, much less expensively, purchase portions that relate to your specific needs). Just check your favorite local or online bookstore.

2 comments:

Catherine Lemann said...

Here's an online source for some of the older Alaska Codes: building, electrical, elevator, fire, fuelgas, mechanical, plumbing
http://bulk.resource.org/codes.gov/

Freya said...

Great, thanks for sharing Catherine!