Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates


The Vermont 2024 RBES Went Into Effect July 1, 2024
July 9, 2024

On July 1, 2024 the 2024 RBES went into effect and applies to construction commenced on or after that date.

The RBES code book and Handbook are nearing completion and an online “view only” version of the RBES Code Book will be available soon on the International Code Council Website. In the meantime, here is a link to view a draft copy of the 2024 RBES Handbook, and a link to the redline version of the 2024 RBES code language. [Note: the draft RBES Handbook has not been fully copy-edited or formatted and there are likely to be typographical and formatting errors.] Please contact the Energy Code Assistance Center at 1-855-887-0673 if you have questions about the code provisions or other information in the draft Handbook and code book.

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Ohio Board of Building Standards Adopts Updates to Boiler and Elevator Rules
June 4, 2024

At its meeting on May 31, 2024, the Board of Building Standards adopted updates to Ohio Boiler & Elevator rules effective July 1, 2024.

The Board initiated the rule change process in September 2023 and the rules have been available in draft form on the Board’s website.  The final adopted rules with rule development history can be found at the following link: Ohio Boiler and Elevator Rules Effective July 1, 2024 | Ohio Department of Commerce .

 

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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Amendment to Rules Governing Adult Changing Stations
May 16, 2024

Minnesota Rules parts 1341.0011, 1341.0603, 1341.0613 and 1341.0902

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry intends to adopt expedited permanent rules regulating adult changing stations as a part of the Minnesota State Building Code.

The following documents related to this rulemaking will be published in the May 13, 2024, edition of the State Register:

  • Notice of Intent to Adopt Proposed Expedited Permanent Rules Without A Public Hearing
  • Proposed rules

The Notice of Intent to Adopt Proposed Expedited Permanent Rules Without A Public Hearing, proposed rules, and Proposed Rule Memorandum which provides background information and context for the proposed rule amendments, along with other information about the status of the rulemaking, are available in the rulemaking docket.

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Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs meeting of the Industrialized Buildings Advisory Committee (IBAC)
March 29, 2024

The next meeting of the Industrialized Buildings Advisory Committee (IBAC) is Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. at 60 Executive Park South, N.E. Atlanta, GA, 30329. Discussion on ICC/MBI Off-site Construction Standards 1200 & 1205, along with Code and Industrialized Building Update. (Read More..)

Ohio Board of Building Standards proposes to adopt new Industrialized Unit (IU) rules
March 29, 2024

Request for Public Comment: Proposed New Industrialized Unit (IU) Rules

The Ohio Board of Building Standards proposes to adopt new rules regulating the construction of residential and non-residential Industrialized Units. These rules will replace the provisions previously found in Section 113 of the 2017 Ohio Building Code. The following proposed draft rules are available for stakeholder review and comment:
(New) OAC 4101:10-1-01 through 4101:10-9-01 (Read More..)

Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) Utilizing Updated Construction Application Forms
March 29, 2024

Effective April 1, 2024, the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) will be utilizing its seven (7) updated construction application forms (building permit, electrical permit, mechanical permit, plumbing permit, plan examination, school project plan examination, and premanufactured unit) which the State Construction Code Commission (SCCC) prescribed. (Read More..)

Massachusetts 2024 final public hearing before adopting the 10th Edition of 780 CMR
February 23, 2024

The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) will be holding its final public hearing before adopting the 10th Edition of 780 CMR (MA State Building Code). (Read More..)