According to the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, the S.C. Building Codes Council has voted not to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code. Instead, the State of South Carolina will begin working immediately to adopt the 2012 IRC. The expected adoption date for the 2012 IRC is July 1, 2014. Until that time, South Carolina will continue to enforce the 2006 IRC, which has been in effect since July 1, 2008.