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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 remains unchanged. The $1,800.00 new (Read More..)

Minnesota Notice of intent to adopt permanent rules governing the Plumbing Code
October 27, 2020

The Minnesota Plumbing Board intends to adopt permanent rules governing the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rules, chapter 4714. The following document is published in the Oct. 26, 2020, edition of the State Register: (Read More..)

New York Code Outreach Program – Flood Hazard Areas
October 9, 2020

Flood hazard areas are established by the authority having jurisdiction. According to footnote g of Table R301.2(1), each community that is regulated under Part 1203 of 19 NYCRR shall adopt a flood hazard map with supporting data for their community. Section R322 outlines the design and construction provisions for flood resistant construction of buildings and structures in flood hazard areas. (Read More..)