Puerto Rico Commonwealth Code Alert

November 15, 2018

Please find the following notification as received from NEMA The Puerto Rico Oficina de Gerencia de Permisos (OGPE) has adopted the Código de Construcción de Puerto Rico 2018 with an effective date of November 15, 2018. All construction started after this date must comply with the 2018 editions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Private Sewage Disposal Code (IPSDC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC).

The 2017 edition of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Reglamento Complementario al Código Eléctrico Nacional (Complementary Code) shall govern the design, construction, erection and installation of the electrical components, appliances, equipment and systems used in buildings and structures covered by Código de Construcción de Puerto Rico 2018.

A complete list of amendments, a review of the code update and adoption process and additional information can be reviewed in the notification.

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