Off-Site/Modular Construction Code Updates


State of Colorado Stakeholder Notice for Permanent Rulemaking
February 22, 2024

Stakeholder Notice for Permanent Rulemaking

On October 24, 2023, the State Housing Board added an Emergency Rule to our Administrative Rules. The State Housing Board will hold a public hearing to consider making this rule permanent. This rule will allow a modification to the standards for factory built structures when a state of emergency has been declared (new Rule 2.15.3). This new rule is the only change to be considered to the previously adopted Administrative Rules. This rule has been discussed by the Technical Advisory Committee, which made minor changes to the language of the original rule.  (Read More..)

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is considering changes to the factory assembled structures rules
October 3, 2023

State of Washington

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is considering changes to the factory assembled structures rules. The changes affect L&I’s Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Advisory Board, and distributing inspection insignia to manufacturers of recreational vehicles. These changes are necessary after passage of two bills in 2023 that took effect July 23: House Bill 1514 (HB 1514), and Senate Bill 5089 (SB 5089). (Read More..)

Wisconsin New Plumbing Code Takes Effect Next Month
October 3, 2023

State of Wisconsin

 

New Plumbing Code Takes Effect Next Month

Wisconsin offering a grace period for related exams.

The first updates to Wisconsin plumbing code since 2009 will take effect on October 1, but related licensing exams will not be administered under the new code until November. (Read More..)

Colorado Stakeholder Meeting
October 3, 2023

State of Colorado

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New Resource Page

We have created a new page on the website to post the past webinars, PowerPoints, and events. (Read More..)

Update to the Ohio Building, Mechanical & Plumbing Codes
August 29, 2023

Board of Building Standards Stakeholder:

On August 11, 2023, the Board of Building Standards adopted the update to the Ohio Building, Mechanical & Plumbing Codes by incorporating by reference the 2021 International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing & Existing Building Codes (I-Codes) with Ohio amendments effective March 1, 2024.

2024 Ohio Building, Mechanical & Plumbing Code Rules | Ohio Department of Commerce

The Board initiated the rule change process in March 2023 and the rules have been available in draft form on the Board’s website.  The final adopted rules with detailed summaries can be found at the following links:

2024 Ohio Building Code Rules Effective March 1, 2024.pdf (includes the incorporation of the 2021 IEBC with Ohio amendments)

2024 Ohio Mechanical Code Rules Effective March 1, 2024.pdf

2024 Ohio Plumbing Code Rules Effective March 1, 2024.pdf

A reminder that the Board adopted the I-Codes by reference which means that the above rules do not duplicate model code language unchanged by Ohio in the OBC, OMC & OPC rules.  Free online access to the entire 2024 Ohio Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Existing Building Codes with search and copy and paste functionality will be available on the International Code Council’s (ICC) Ohio eCode Bookshelf no later than November 1, 2023: Ohio Building Codes – ICC Digital Codes (iccsafe.org)

In the meantime, code users can familiarize themselves with the new codes by reviewing the 2021 I-Codes which are available for view for free on ICC’s website and compare those documents with the Ohio changes listed in the above adopted rules:

2021 International Building Code

2021 International Mechanical Code

2021 International Plumbing Code

2021 International Existing Building Code

If you have questions regarding this update, please contact the Board Office at (614) 644-2613 or BBS@com.ohio.gov.

 

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2021 New Mexico Residential Building Code Effective Date July 14, 2023
July 27, 2023

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
Rules, Laws, and Building Codes
Title 14 Chapter 7 Part 3 (Read More..)

New York State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council Meeting
June 22, 2023

New York State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council Meeting 

A meeting of the STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023, via videoconference call (WebEx) at the following locations: (Read More..)