Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates

Updates to Enforcement of Accessibility Standards in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
November 7, 2022

On October 26, 2022, the Commonwealth Court issued an opinion in Pennsylvania Builders Association v. Department of Labor and Industry, which permanently enjoined enforcement of the 2021 accessibility updates to the Uniform Construction Code. As such, effective immediately, you must cease all enforcement of the 2021 accessibility standards. (Read More..)

New South Carolina Applications/Forms and Code Updates
October 10, 2022

As a reminder to all modular manufacturers, new applications and forms have been published by the Building Codes Council and must be used moving forward when submitting applications for licensure, monthly label reports, Modular Unit Sale & Installation Information forms, and any mailed applications for plan review or labels. (Read More..)

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) adopted a 5.86% fee increase for permits
October 7, 2022

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) adopted a 5.86% 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. The fee increase is the maximum the state Office of Financial Management allows for the fiscal year 2023. (Read More..)

Texas Industrialized Building Code Council Meeting Update
October 3, 2022

The next Texas Industrialized Building Code Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The public can attend in person or view it on TDLR’s YouTube channel. (Read More..)

NJ Uniform Construction Adoptions
September 29, 2022

NJ Uniform Construction Code (as adopted by NJAC 5:23) The state of New Jersey has posted a code update, effective Sept. 2022; see table below. Manufacturers with building systems currently on file will have a six-month grace period to incorporate the new code. (Read More..)

Oklahoma to Adopt 2020 NEC and 2018 IRC Codes
September 23, 2022

The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC). As amended by the OUBCC, these codes have an effective date of September 14, 2022, and are enforceable as the statewide minimum codes for construction. The OUBCC approved amendments to these codes can be reviewed HERE. (Read More..)

Notice of Pre-Rulemaking Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to the 2022 California Building Code
September 13, 2022

Public comment period September 12, 2022 – September 23, 2022

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is providing notice of a pre-rulemaking opportunity to comment on potential changes to the 2022 California Building Standards Code as it relates to the 2022 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle. The building standards are proposed for the 2022 California Building Code (CBC), Part 2. (Read More..)