The City of Flagstaff is now conducting updates to the current 2012 building and fire codes, as work on proposed building code for 2018 continues.
Building codes are intended to protect the public and to set a minimum standard for building design. For example, building codes include requirements for fire protection, structural sufficiency, air quality, usability, accessibility and energy efficiency.
There will be two public open houses regarding these updates where staff will be available to answer questions and receive feedback. The current code editions, proposed code editions, as well as current and proposed amendments will also be provided, according to a city press release.
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The first meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Murdoch Center, 203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. The second meeting will be held on Thursday Feb. 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aquaplex, 1702 N Fourth St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.
The codes are designed to anticipate the everyday needs of occupants, as well as emergency procedures in case something goes wrong. The regularly scheduled updates are meant to ensure local building codes keep up with continued advancements in building science and technology.
The city encourages interested members of the public to attend and provide feedback.