Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates

Ohio Board of Building Standards Revision to the Definition of Registered Design Professional
November 22, 2022

Ohio Board of Building Standards, BBS MEMO #413 – Definition of Registered Design Professional – Issued November 14, 2022

The Board was recently requested to provide clarification to the definition of registered design professional in the Ohio Building Code. Currently, the code defines registered design professional as (Read More..)

19 NYCRR Part 1203 Notice of Adoption
November 21, 2022

19 NYCRR Part 1203 Uniform Code and the Energy Code:
Minimum Standards for Administration and Enforcement
EFFECTIVE December 30, 2022 (

Oregon Code Change Update to OSSC, OMSC Became Effective October 1
November 16, 2022

The following code editions have been adopted by the State of Oregon and became effective October 1, 2022. Prefabricated structure Design Master Plans will be impacted by these code changes. (Read More..)

New Energy Efficiency Standards for Central Air Conditioners – effective January 1, 2023
November 8, 2022

The following guidance is intended to provide clarification on the memorandum that was sent out on August 2022 regarding the U.S. Department of Energy’s new efficiency standard for central air conditioners contained in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c)(5)-(6). The August 2022 memorandum is available from the following link: (Read More..)

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..)