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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..)

Nebraska – Notice of Hearing for Seal (Insignia) Fee
September 10, 2020

Below is the notice of public hearing as received from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The intent of the public hearing is to determine the seal (insignia) fee amount. The hearing is scheduled for September 29, 2020 at the Commission Hearing Room. For the full address, meeting time, and additional information, please reference the formal (Read More..)

Colorado-2020 NEC adoption effective 8/1/2020
September 1, 2020

Find the memo below regarding the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code effective 8/1/2020 for units under the Factory-Built Structures program. In follow up to the post on 08-12-2020, the Colorado State Electrical Board updated Rule 1.2 to include the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code without amendment, effective on August 1, 2020. This code update does apply to the Factory-Built Structures program, however rule (8 CCR 1302-14 2.5) applies allows for a transition period of 180 days after the effective date. (Read More..)