Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates

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

Learn more about the newly adopted amendments.(

North Carolina 2020 Electrical Code will become effective on October 1, 2021
July 29, 2021

Recently, it was announced that the 2020 NC Electrical Code (2020 NEC with 2020 NC Amendments) will become effective on October 1, 2021. Therefore, effective October 1, 2021, when certifying Code Compliance to the current North Carolina State Building Code, whether on the certification cover letter, the submitted plans, or on the building’s Data Plate(s), the 2020 NC Electrical Code must be (Read More..)

Georgia State Codes and Amendments, Effective January 1, 2021
July 2, 2021

Please find the following memo regarding recommendations to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Board to adopt the 2021 Georgia Amendments to the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). The proposed Georgia Amendments will be presented to the Department of Community Affairs Board at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the DCA main office, 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 in Boardroom #302. If approved, (Read More..)

Virginia – Final regulations for the 2018 code change cycle
May 6, 2021

The Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development approved the final regulations for the 2018 code change cycle at their meeting on December 14, 2020. The 2018 Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC), Industrialized Building Safety Regulations (IBSR), and Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) will go into effect on July 1, 2021. These regulations include the adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). Please also note that the “grace period” for construction under the 2018 codes will last one (1) year, or until June 30, 2022. The confirmed effective date, state amendment information, and other details of the 2018 Virginia Codes have been published in Volume 37, Issue 14 of the Virginia Register.

More details can be found on cdpVA. If you have any questions about the code update process or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact DHCD’s State Building Codes Office at or at (804) 371-7150.

Contact: Bryan Holland,

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..)