Resources for RRNC Code Adoption

Download the Worksheet (click here for a word doc) on Current Codes Status. 
All the links and questions on this website are included in a fillable word document. 

 

Questions to Ask About Your Jurisdiction:

  1. Does your state have statewide or city/county level building code adoption authority? Or a hybrid?
  2. What is the current status of RRNC in your state building code? 
  3. Are there local jurisdictions with RRNC?
  4. Where is RRNC required by policy in your state? (Examples:  HUD financed Multifamily Military Housing, Other?)
  5. Has your program undertaken any efforts to achieve Appendix F or radon resistant new construction in state/local codes?
  6. What cities/counties would present the greatest opportunity for achieving code implementation and why?  Some factors to consider:
  • population
  • radon zone
  • new construction starts
  • building code adoption schedule
  • champions or advocates and radon services available

 

Where is radon addressed in current building codes?

Appendix F of the International Residential Code: https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2018/appendix-f-radon-control-methods

 

What are the basic elements of RRNC in Appendix F?

Graphic and list of elements

Pennsylvania Schematic Drawings of RRNC - technical drawings and descriptions

Radon Control in New Homes - Dr. Bill Angell Summary of Research

 

What was added to Appendix F in 2020?

Testing Requirements Added to Appendix F

 

Which AARST-ANSI Building Standards address RRNC?

https://standards.aarst.org/RRNC-2020/index.html

https://standards.aarst.org/CCAH-2020/index.html

https://standards.aarst.org/CC-1000-2018/index.html

 

How are building codes/RRNC adopted?

Understanding State and Local Adoption Processes – A Primer

ICC code resources – web site with state status for all code – web site with US map and state code status shown by links: https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/Code_Adoption_Maps.pdf

ICC master codes adoption by state Feb 2020: https://cdn-web.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/Master-I-Code-Adoption-Chart-FEB.pdf

Map with State or Local indication of adoption authority/status: https://codes.iccsafe.org/search/map

 

Are building codes/RRNC adopted differently on Tribal lands?

 

Additional information on RRNC is available here: https://sosradon.org/rrnc