State: Oklahoma

Oklahoma has filed Notices of Rulemaking Intent to adopt several 2018 editions

The following notification as received from NEMA. The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has filed eight Notices of Rulemaking Intent (NRI’s) to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Plumbing Code; to adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code, and to modify language in the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code. (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…)

Oklahoma is creating an Electrical Technical Committee

The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) is creating an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code® (2020 NEC®). This is a call for volunteers to fill the positions on the committee. The committee is expected to review the 2020 NEC®, determine if it should be adopted by the OUBCC, and propose any modifications needed to fit the needs of the State of Oklahoma. Meetings will be held in the CIB/OUBCC (more…)

Oklahoma – OUBCC assembles an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC)

The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has assembled an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2017 Edition of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (2017 NEC). The committee is expected to review the 2017 NEC and propose any modifications needed to fit the needs of the State of Oklahoma. (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…)