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About the Council

History
The public policy of Louisiana is to maintain reasonable standards of construction in buildings and other structures in the state consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. The Louisiana Legislature enacted Act 12 of the 2005 First Extraordinary Session to provide for a state uniform construction code to govern new construction, reconstruction, additions to homes previously built to the International Residential Code, extensive alterations, and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical devices and equipment therein. The state uniform construction code establishes uniform performance standards providing reasonable safeguards for health, safety, welfare, comfort, and security balanced with affordability for the residents of these devices, materials, and techniques. The state uniform construction code encourages the use of construction materials of the greatest durability, lower long-term costs, and provide greater storm resistance.

The Council
The Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council consists of nineteen members appointed by the Governor. The council is comprised of individuals with various professional backgrounds including construction, engineering, architecture, insurance and local government.

Function of the Council
The primary function of the council is to review and adopt the state uniform construction code, provide training and education of code officials, and accept all requests for amendments of the code, except the Louisiana State Plumbing Code [Part XIV (Plumbing) of the State Sanitary Code]. Specifically, the council shall establish the requirements and process for the certification and continuing education of code enforcement officers, code enforcement inspectors, third party providers and building officials and determines whether amendments to the state uniform construction code are justified. If the council determines that an amendment if justified, it may enact such an amendment after finding on the record that the modification provides a reasonable degree of public health, safety, and welfare.

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