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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..)

PA Industrialized Housing Insignia Orders – CHANGE
October 7, 2020

The office of Housing Standards continues to work remotely due to the COVID 19 pandemic, however they have made a slight change regarding the mailing of industrialized housing and component insignias; (Read More..)

New Georgia Rule for “On-Frame” Modular Homes
September 21, 2020

Please find the following link to the house bill (HB 1008). The new Georgia bill allows factory-built One- and Two-Family Dwellings to be constructed on a permanent chassis. The requirement for units to be affixed to a permanent load-bearing foundation remains. The bill is effective on 01-01-2021. (Read More..)

Effective date for Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1307, Elevators and Related Devices
September 11, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has adopted rules governing elevators and related devices by updating the editions of several codes and standards for elevators and related devices published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), including ASME A17.1/CSA B44-2016 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and ASME A17.3-2015 Safety (Read More..)

Maryland – Howard County roof design load & ground snow load
September 10, 2020

As received from the Maryland Division of Labor and Industry:

Please be advised that roof design live load and ground snow load for bldgs to be installed in Howard County, Maryland, should comply (Read More..)

Ohio Updated BBS Memo – Storm Shelter Moratorium
September 10, 2020

Below is the updated Ohio BBS memo regarding storm shelters in Group E occupancies. The September 2020 Update, HB 164 adopted by the Ohio General Assembly on June 11, 2020, amended R.C. 3781.1010 to extend the storm shelter moratorium to November 30, 2022. The 2017 Ohio Building Code (OBC) adopted by the Board in 2018 and effective November 1, 2017 (Read More..)