.... is a powerful Online Community available to "Premium Members" that can access all the features afforded by the BCDG. The BCDG forums are available free for read-only access (registration is required). Another solution by Imad Naffa since 1995. One
of the largest, most-active, professional International
Building Code Discussions
Group on the World Wide Web. A platform for building, fire, MPE, accessibility/ADA code discussions and technical opinions. Over 24 forums make up the BCDG that cover all building code topics and disciplines.
Explaining, educating, interpreting and deciphering the complex building codes for the masses (novices and experts alike) is the goal here! If you build, design, inspect, engineer, plan check, review, in a construction or design training program or deal with the building permit process- this is your place. International storehouse for building code discussions & resources, CASp and SB 1608, accessibility, ADA, emerging technologies & online collaboration. National participants/experts. The #1 searchable source for building/construction, technical support & building/fire codes learning.
for numerous "code gurus" and building code experts from throughout the US. The BCDG is the platform that facilitates interaction between hundreds of
participants seeking information, interpretations, second opinions and training from 100+ countries. Thousands
of searchable Q&A's.
Updated daily. Professionally maintained.
the latest code discussions taking place on the BCDG..
This site is invaluable!
Thanks for giving us a place to discuss our situations.
Keep up the great forum!
Johnathan R. Hurst, C.B.O.,
Building Official, City of Arroyo Grande
This forum (the BCDG) is priceless. I like hearing
all the different opinions. Because from those, I can
make more informed decisions.
Brent Wiese, Architect, San Luis Obispo, CA
Great crowd. I've got a couple of more questions ready
to post, can't wait for the response.
What a great forum, I've enjoyed every part of it.
Tom Shiozaki, Architect, San Francisco, CA
BRAVO! You've done it yet again!!!!
New site looks great, sharper, clearer, and quite attractive.
I enjoy being able to access this site, and using it, and
participating in it.
Truly, Imad, you are providing a needed, valuable and incredibly
helpful and informative service. Great Kudos to You!! Keep
up the good work.
Ralph Liebing, Architect, Ohio
This has the possibility of being "THE" industry
source for building code data! THE PLACE to ask building code
questions. David L Lewis, Clayco Construction.
It was great to see such positive responses about the Building
Codes web site (BCDG). In my work as an ADA consultant, I
find the give and take of the discussions to be very, very
I am really impressed by the quality of responses to the queries.
As a professional engineer and an expert witness in this area
for over 40 years, I have rarely seen a service that gives
real advice. Best building code questions and answers.Period!
Keep up the good work.
Charles E. Turnbow, J.D. P.E.
Just wanted to let you know that I really like this method
of presenting the discussion on a particular code question
(showing the questions and then all of the comments and opinions
in one e-mail). Going to your website and looking at all of
the items and other discussions is great also but this method
saves me time. I can also print out the e-mail and have all
of the individual comments and opinions in one concise format.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Dan Fagan, City of Escondido, CA
I find the group to be professional and responsive. No doubt
the structure of it helps. Over the months I have visited
several regarding the code. The two AIA sites have not been
useful and I have stopped using them. I use the ICBO one dedicated
to the IBC but there is not much going on there. I gave up
on the sprinkler site too. Anyway, congratulations and keep
up the good work.
Terry Patterson, AIA, Professor- OSU
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have a code forum
where you can ask questions, get answers, and discuss these
issues. Thank you for this forum!
Ellie Ross, University of California System
This forum is by far the best overall building code related
forum on the net dealing with national (and international)
code enforcement topics. I have visited a number of other
forums over the past few years and none of them compares to
this one. I think Imad deserves a lot of credit!
Jack L Speelman, CBO, Senior Plans Examiner City of Sparks,
I think the BCDG is the best site going! ICBO gives great
support but neither BOCA or SBCCI seem to be supportive. Idea
is to get ICBO, BOCA & SBCCI to use this site as the point
to answer questions. ICBO has good site but SBCCI & BOCA
have poor chat sites and are hard to access. With the coming
of IBC & IRC, a central site like this one is needed.
Keep up the good work!
Louis A Marks, Jr., New Port News, VA
I do enjoy this discussion group rather than some of the
other "same old dry" code quotes without any explanations.
Jay Peters, Construction Data's Construction Seminars