State: North Carolina

North Carolina 2020 Electrical Code will become effective on October 1, 2021
July 29, 2021

Recently, it was announced that the 2020 NC Electrical Code (2020 NEC with 2020 NC Amendments) will become effective on October 1, 2021. Therefore, effective October 1, 2021, when certifying Code Compliance to the current North Carolina State Building Code, whether on the certification cover letter, the submitted plans, or on the building’s Data Plate(s), the 2020 NC Electrical Code must be (more…)

North Carolina DOI Engineering Newsletter
November 4, 2020

Please find the following link to the October 2020 NCDOI Engineering Newsletter. Highlights from the newsletter include Building Code Council Approval Rule Changes and BCC Proposed Amendments from July and September. Also provided are technical bulletins that may be of interest. (more…)

NCDOI Engineering Newsletter – June 2020
June 24, 2020

Please find the following link to the June 2020 NCDOI Engineering Newsletter here. Highlights from the newsletter include Metal Roof Installations, New Code Interpretations, Guidance Papers, and Appeals Posted.  (more…)

New York State Codes and Building Systems Packages 2020
March 6, 2020

The code update applicable to New York State is fast approaching, effective May 12, 2020 with no grace period. Please reference past code update posts from February 4th, 2020. You can view the official Notices of Adoption:  Recent conversations with the New York Division of Building Standards and Codes provided the following clarification items relating to this code change cycle.


Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit
January 31, 2020

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…)

North Carolina: New Code Interpretations – Plumbing, Accessibility and Electrical
June 5, 2019

North Carolina May 2019 Engineering Newsletter

Highlights from the newsletter include New Code Interpretations, which include Plumbing, Accessibility, and Electrical.

Electrical Interpretations available are in a different location, see the following link here. (more…)

North Carolina Site Installed Roof Systems in Modular Units
April 1, 2019

What is required for a plan submittal and approval for units where the roof system will be installed on-site by others?

The roof design whether it consists of a truss system or using other structural components must be included with the submittal. Modular manufacturers must follow, either, the prescriptive Code or (more…)

North Carolina REScheck and COMcheck Energy Compliance Paths
February 19, 2019

Please find the link to the February 2019 Engineering Newsletter from the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Highlights from the newsletter include a reminder that the 2018 NC Building Code was mandatory on all permitted projects as of Jan 1, 2019 (more…)

North Carolina 2018 Energy Code COMcheck and REScheck Alternatives
January 8, 2019

Please find the following 2018 NC Energy Code COMcheck and REScheck Alternatives 12-18-18 memo as received from the North Carolina Department of Insurance Manufactured Building Division. It was previously announced that the 2018 NC Energy Conservation Code (NCECC) will become mandatory on January 1, 2019.  However, the US Department of Energy has made a decision to not include the 2018 NCECC as an option in either the COMcheck or REScheck energy compliance programs. In light of this decision, the attached memo provides (more…)

North Carolina Department of Insurance Update
December 23, 2018

Highlights from the newsletter include a reminder that the 2018 NC Building Code is mandatorily effective on all permitted projects starting Jan 1, 2019, a clarification on permitting statute that relates to Manufactured Housing and a reminder regarding Ordering the 2018 NC Code books. The newsletter also provides noteable code changes that will likely affect a large volume of projects in the upcoming year. Notable changes are pertaining to Assembly Group A-2, Group B, Group F-1, condensate (more…)

North Carolina Department of Insurance – Discounted Code Books
November 7, 2018

Ordering the 2018 NC Code – Discounted Code Books The 2018 NC Code is available and is shipping. Remember it is not mandatorily effective until Jan 1, 2019. Also, to receive the on-line “members” purchasing discount, ANYONE can go through NC Department of Insurance Website, the link is provided in the Newsletter.  (more…)

North Carolina 2017 Electrical Code Transition
March 8, 2018

From the state of North Carolina –

If any of your approved NC modular manufacturers wish to begin using the 2017 NC Electrical Code now, they are encouraged to do so. The 2017 NC Electrical Code is comprised of the 2017 NEC along with the 2017 NC Electrical Code amendments. The 2017 NC Electrical Code approved amendments can be found Here. Please note that each individual Electrical Code edition is designed to be applied as a complete Code. Therefore, modular manufacturers are only allowed to use one complete (more…)

North Carolina 2017 NEC Amendments Effective
March 7, 2018

Memorandum as received from the North Carolina Manufactured Building Division. The 2017 NEC with North Carolina Amendments becomes effective on June 12, 2018. All plans filed with the state on or after June 12, 2018 will need to reference the 2017 NEC with North Carolina (more…)