State: Georgia

Georgia Industrializes Buildings Program

On January 1, 2020 new mandatory State Minimum Standard Codes went into effect. The new codes include the 2018 I-codes with the exception of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) . New Georgia State Amendments associated with the codes versions were also adopted. This code update included the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC). The Georgia Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner updated their rules to reflect new editions and modifications of the codes comprising the ‘Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards (120-3-3)’. (more…)

Georgia recommends to adopt 2020 and 2018 Codes

Please find the following notification as received from NEMA. The Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) has unanimously voted to recommend the adoption of the following codes with an effective date of January 1, 2021: (more…)

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit

As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available.  (more…)

New Georgia Construction Codes and Amendments

The Department of Community Affairs has adopted eight new mandatory State Minimum Standard Codes with new Georgia State Amendments which will become effective on January 1, 2020. The new codes and amendments are as follows: (more…)

Georgia – Notice of Intent to Adopt New Mandatory State Codes & Amendments

Intent to adopt new mandatory State Codes and Georgia Amendments, Effective January 1, 2020. The State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) met on February 21, 2019, and June 13, 2019. The SCAC recommended that the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Board adopt the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) with Georgia Amendments, the 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC) with Georgia (more…)

Georgia Industrialized Buildings Advisory Committee Meeting

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs announces meeting regarding for the Industrialized Buildings Advisory Committee. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 302 of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs located at 60 Executive Park South, NE, (more…)

Georgia Proposed New State Codes & Amendments

The next meeting of the Industrialized Buildings Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 302 of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs located at 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. The meeting agenda specifies items of interest such as proposed new state codes and amendments, off-frame VS on-frame metal chassis, ABS pads etc. Click here to see the  (more…)

Georgia Department of Community Affairs – Code Update Newsletter

This publication contains a couple of articles addressing the following which should be of particular interest: (more…)

Habitable Attic Egress Requirements

Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)

Georgia New IB Program Rules and Info Bulletins

Georgia Department of Community Affairs has adopted new rules and information bulletins for Industrialized Buildings (IB) shipping containers and tiny houses which will become effective on July 1, 2018. These rules and bulletins are as (more…)