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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 remain 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..)

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..)