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Georgia Industrializes Buildings Program

March 2, 2020

On January 1, 2020 new mandatory State Minimum Standard Codes went into effect. The new codes include the 2018 I-codes with the exception of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) . New Georgia State Amendments associated with the codes versions were also adopted. This code update included the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC). The Georgia Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner updated their rules to reflect new editions and modifications of the codes comprising the ‘Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards (120-3-3)’.

The memo below includes a link to state modifications to the IFC and other standards included by reference, such as the 2019 NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R. 


MEMORANDUM

TO: Industrialized Building Manufacturers, State Approved Third Party Agencies And Interested Parties

FROM: Carl Fortson, Chairman, IBAC
Ted Miltiades, Director, Office of Industrialized Buildings

DATE: February 19, 2020

SUBJECT: Updates to Rules of the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner

Effective January 1, 2020, the Georgia Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner updated their rules to reflect new editions and modifications of the codes comprising the ‘Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards (120-3-3)’.

To ensure buildings bearing the insignia of the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs are compliant with all state construction regulations, all buildings shall comply with these updated rules of the Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner.

The rules are available for review on the Georgia Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner’s webpage.

If you have any questions regarding the referenced documents, please contact the Industrialized Buildings Program at 404-679-3118 or ib@dca.ga.gov