Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates


Washington Considering a Fee Increase for Permits and Inspections
May 4, 2022

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is considering a fee increase for permits, inspections, and other services for factory-assembled structures. A fee increase is needed to cover increased operating costs for L&I’s Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program. L&I is also considering other changes to the rules to update the fees. (Read More..)

Washington – Extension on Emergency Rule to use agency approved licensed PE’s
May 3, 2022

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) filed an emergency rule on April 19 to speed plan review for modular buildings, among other structures. This is an extension of the procedure already in place in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). L&I filed the original emergency rule (CR-103E) on Dec. 20, 2021. This rulemaking renews the emergency rule for another 120 days, (Read More..)

California HCD Announcement for Homeless Shelter Reporting Guidelines
May 3, 2022

Assembly Bill 362 – Homeless Shelters Reporting Guidelines

Information Bulletin 2022-02: Assembly Bill (AB) 362 Homeless Shelters Reporting Guidelines is the notification of the 2021 legislative change to California law that imposes new requirements for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and California cities and counties as of April 1, 2022. This IB has been developed to (Read More..)

Pennsylvania DCED Industrialized Buildings Program UPDATE
May 2, 2022

Please note the following for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PA DCED will be implementing their Industrialized Commercial Program under the Industrialized Housing Act as amended in November 2016. At this time they do not have a “start date” however, PA DCED believes it will be before the end of this calendar year. (Read More..)

New 2022 Georgia Amendments
January 13, 2022

The Department of Community Affairs has adopted 2022 Georgia Amendments to the 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code, and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code effective January 1, 2022. (Read More..)

PA Industrialized Housing 2018 Code Adoption
January 13, 2022

As you may be aware the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code is adopting the 2018 ICC Codes (2017 NEC) on February 14, 2022. As with previous code changes, PA DCED gave a six-month period in order for manufacturers of industrialized housing to transition to the new codes and will do the same this time.

At this time the PA Industrialized Housing Program office is leaning towards the following (unofficial) timeframe; (Read More..)

Georgia Amendments to the 2020 National Electrical Code
August 26, 2021

As received from the The Department of Community Affairs has adopted Georgia State Amendments to the 2020 National Electrical Code to become effective on September 1, 2021.

Click here to view newly adopted amendments.  (Read More..)