Code Updates

ICC NTA, LLC provides a listing of code updates from the US and Canada.

Massachusetts – Ninth Edition Code Amendments to the Energy Portions effective date
February 18, 2020

The Secretary of State has assigned February 7, 2020, as the effective date for the adoption of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with Massachusetts amendments. In updating the 9th edition energy code, the BBRS actions included granting time to adjust to the updated code. For this reason, the BBRS voted that building permit applicants can elect to utilize the energy code provision in the 2015 IECC along with the Massachusetts amendments until August 7, 2020, at which time this option will conclude. (Read More..)

Ohio Board of Building Standards Stakeholder Meeting/Education Forum – 2020 NEC
February 10, 2020

On January 30, 2020, the Board received Petition 20-01 from the Ohio Electrical Coalition requesting the Board update the edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) referenced in the Ohio Building Code from the 2017 to the 2020 edition.  Prior to consideration of the Petition, the Board directed staff to conduct a stakeholder meeting and education forum on the changes included in the 2020 edition and their potential impact if adopted.  Representatives from the Ohio Electrical Coalition will provide an overview of the changes and respond to questions. (Read More..)

California Proposed Building Standards – Housing Accessibility
February 10, 2020

Notice of Code Advisory Committee Meeting for Proposed Building Standards to the 2019 California Building Code, Chapter 11A, Housing Accessibility

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is providing notice of proposed changes intended for the 2019 California Building Standards Code. The building standards are proposed as amendments to the 2019 California Building Code (CBC), Part 2, Chapter 11A, (Read More..)

Oklahoma has filed Notices of Rulemaking Intent to adopt several 2018 editions
February 10, 2020

The following notification as received from NEMA. The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has filed eight Notices of Rulemaking Intent (NRI’s) to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Plumbing Code; to adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code, and to modify language in the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code. (Read More..)

Louisiana Amendments and ER Handwashing-Medical Facilities
February 7, 2020

Please find a link below to the LSUCCC Chapter 17 codes and amendments effective 1-1-2020 and emergency rule for handwashing requirements in medical facilities as received from Louisiana Office Of State Fire Marshal. The emergency rule is in effect until a normal rule can be promulgated. (Read More..)

New York Adoption of 2020 Fire and Energy Codes
February 4, 2020

On December 6, 2019, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (the “Code Council”) adopted rules that amend and update the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the “Uniform Code”) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “Energy Code”). (Read More..)

Georgia recommends to adopt 2020 and 2018 Codes
February 4, 2020

Please find the following notification as received from NEMA. The Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) has unanimously voted to recommend the adoption of the following codes with an effective date of January 1, 2021: (Read More..)