Third Party Plan Review, Product Evaluation, Testing and Certification
Information as received from Layhoma Roberts (Program Coordinator/Manufactured Housing) at the Dept of Housing, Buildings and Construction: (Read More..)
Per an ICC NTA Conference meeting with the Commonwealth of PA on Feb. 02, 2023, please be advised of the following update on the Commercial Industrialized Building Program rollout. (Read More..)
The purpose of this meeting/chat is to go over the process for submitting written comments on the 8th Edition (2023) update to the Florida Building Code, including the process for TAC/Commission consideration of said comments. The combination of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code (FBC) and the proposed supplements comprise the draft 8th Edition (2023) update to the FBC. (Read More..)
This is to inform you that early next year the Florida Building Commission is planning to hold rule development workshop(s) for the purpose of accepting public input regarding the proposed Supplements to the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code (FBC) (specific dates and further information regarding the workshop(s) will follow soon). The combination of the 7th Edition (2020) FBC and the proposed Supplements comprise the draft 8th Edition (2023) update to Florida Building Code (FBC) in conformity with the triennial update process specified in sections 553.73(3)&(7), Florida Statutes. The Supplements consist of all modifications obtaining a 75% majority vote of the Commission together with amendments and modifications previously adopted by the Commission. The Supplements and 7th Edition (2020) FBC are available for review via the Commission website, www.floridabuilding.org at the following link. (Read More..)
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) extended an emergency rule on Dec. 13 to speed plan review for modular buildings, among other structures.
L&I filed the original emergency rule (CR-103E) on Dec. 20, 2021. The recent filing will extend the emergency rule to April 14, 2023.
The extension provides time for the Factory Assembled Structures Program (FAS) to develop permanent rules. The emergency rule allows licensed professional engineers, architects, or firms to review and approve design plans for conversion vendor units, recreational vehicles (RV), and park model RV’s. It also clarifies design plan requirements for commercial coaches and factory-built structures.
FAS plans to file a proposed rulemaking (CR-102) for permanent rules early next year. The changes under consideration include procedures in the emergency rule. These procedures have successfully lessened the backlog to the benefit of customers and staff.
You can find information about this rulemaking here or by going online to the program’s “Laws & Rules” page. For more information about using licensed professionals for design plan review, visit “Modular & Other Mobile Structures” on the FAS website.
Any questions, please contact us at FAS1@Lni.wa.gov or call 1-800-705-1411, Option 3.
The Department of Community Affairs has adopted 2023 Georgia Amendments to the 2018 International Plumbing Code and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code effective January 1, 2023. (Read More..)
Information Bulletin 2022-11 clarifies the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) permitting and inspection authority for the alteration or conversion of the following units in California: (Read More..)