BOCA is an association of individuals who work in municipalities, and state, and federal levels.
As a group, they study building codes and develop new codes as materials, and building methods change. Most municipalities adopt the codes that the association has developed.
The purpose of the BOCA association is to promote competency, professionalism, and uniformity in the construction industry.
The National Codes set forth minimum performance requirements for all aspects of construction. They address the areas of the building, fire prevention, mechanical systems, property maintenance, and energy conservation. The ICC International Codes are the result of a cooperative effort between the association and the other model code organizations to bring international uniformity to all codes. International Standards are available either individually in sections – National Codes and Code Commentaries – or as a complete service. SOURCE: BOCA