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Georgia State Codes and Amendments, Effective January 1, 2021
July 2, 2021

Please find the following memo regarding recommendations to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Board to adopt the 2021 Georgia Amendments to the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). The proposed Georgia Amendments will be presented to the Department of Community Affairs Board at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the DCA main office, 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 in Boardroom #302. If approved, (Read More..)

Virginia – Final regulations for the 2018 code change cycle
May 6, 2021

The Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development approved the final regulations for the 2018 code change cycle at their meeting on December 14, 2020. The 2018 Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC), Industrialized Building Safety Regulations (IBSR), and Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) will go into effect on July 1, 2021. These regulations include adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). Please also note that the “grace period” for construction under the 2018 codes will last one (1) year, or until June 30, 2022. The confirmed effective date, state amendment information, and other details of the 2018 Virginia Codes have been published in Volume 37, Issue 14 of the Virginia Register.

More details can be found on cdpVA. If you have any questions about the code update process or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact DHCD’s State Building Codes Office at or at (804) 371-7150.

Contact: Bryan Holland,

Minnesota 2020 National Electrical Code
November 10, 2020

The Minnesota Board of Electricity has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) and it becomes effective Nov. 17, 2020. Electrical work authorized by permits issued on or after Nov 17, 2020, must comply with the 2020 edition. (Read More..)

Massachusetts BBRS Updates Energy Code
November 6, 2020

Members of the Board of Building Regulations & Standards (BBRS) votes November 7, 2020 as the end of the concurrency period for the Ninth Edition Amendment to the Energy Code based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (Read More..)

North Carolina DOI Engineering Newsletter
November 4, 2020

Please find the following link to the October 2020 NCDOI Engineering Newsletter. Highlights from the newsletter include Building Code Council Approval Rule Changes and BCC Proposed Amendments from July and September. Also provided are technical bulletins that may be of interest. (Read More..)

Design and Submission of plans under the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Codes effective December 31, 2020
November 3, 2020

This is to inform you that the 7th Edition (2020), Florida Building Code (FBC), is slated to go into effect December 31, 2020.

As per Section 458, Manufactured Buildings, of the 7th Edition (2020), FBC, updating currently approved plans to the new code must adhere to the following code provisions: (Read More..)

Nebraska – Determination of Seal (Insignia) Fee Amount
October 30, 2020

In Follow up to the previous post regarding the public hearing to determine the seal (insignia) fee amount. Please find the following findings as received by the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The state seal/label fee remained the same at $0.19 per square foot for modular units. The minimum fee of $100.00 and a maximum fee of $1,000.00 remain unchanged. The $1,800.00 new (Read More..)