National and Shelby County Construction Codes

Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement – Safety standards for Memphis, Unincorporated Shelby County, Arlington, Germantown, and Lakeland, Tennessee.

Memphis and Shelby County as well as the other cities listed above have adopted the following codes. In addition, please see Local Amendments which can be found online at https://shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?nid=390

2009       International Building Code – Local Amendments

2012       International Existing Building Code – Local Amendments

2012       International Residential Code – Local Amendments

2009      International Mechanical Code – Local Amendments

2012       National Electrical Code – Local Amendments

2012       (Fuel) Gas Code – Local Amendments

2012       International Energy Conservation Code – Local Amendments

2009      International Joint Plumbing Code – Local Amendments – The Code that is being used by Shelby County.

2012       International Joint Plumbing Code

2009       International Fire Code – inside International Building Code + Local Amendments, written in red letters

2008       National Electrical Code – You must register for free in order to see the Electrical Code online.

2009       International (Fuel) Gas Code

2009       International Energy Conservation Code

2009       American National Standard ICC A117.1 – (Accessible & Usable Buildings & Facilities)

2010       ANSI/ ASME Elevator Code A17.1

International Plumbing Code – IPC

https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ibr/icc.ipc.2009.pdf

https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ibr/icc.ipc.2012.pdf

The International Plumbing Code is now available online in full text. Shelby County still uses the 2009 edition, but also posted is the 2012 edition, for later information. Both codes are posted as PDF’s and are pretty much a mirror of the print version.

Freesound

http://www.freesound.org/

Freesound is a database of 120,000 sounds, not songs. The sounds can include anything from a pipe banging against the wall to water dripping. Many of the sounds have been used in movies and in ccMixter remixes. Keywords and “sounds-like” type of browsing  are available for searching. From the site, “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.”

ifixit – the free manual that you can edit

www.ifixit.com

This website – ifixit – is a great place to look up repair manuals – and edit them yourself. The site includes step-by-step repair guides for computers, game consoles, cell phones, automobiles, cameras, ipads, ipods,  household appliances and other devices. Included in most manuals are pictures and diagrams. Explanations of the pictures are also available. There is also a place to ask questions and get answers to repair issues that you are not able to fix.

Experior Examination & Licensing Services is now Prometric

www.experioronline.com/clientpub.htm

www.prometric.com/Candidates/default.htm

Prometric bought out Experior at some time in the past few years, and now their focus seems to have shifted a bit.  The link above will direct you to information on a variety of test programs and preparation information.  But, unfortunately, it does not appear that they still offer the same test prep for the Tennessee General Contractor’s License that Experior once did. It looks like Arkansas General Contractor’s License is still available.

For information on the different licensing and certification programs, choose an area of study to view the testing programs available in that field.

Greener Buildings

www.greenerbuildings.com

Greener Buildings “is a free, Web-based resource to help companies of all sizes and sectors understand and address building design, construction, and operation in a way that aligns environmental responsibility with business success.”  This site will also be useful for consumers who are interested in building a new home, remodeling or creating an addition.  In the resources section, check out the backgrounders, case studies and tools.