Announcements from various state sources including rule proposals and notices of adoption that may be of interest to the industrialized buildings industry. Some may contain preliminary information such as possible amendments or anticipated effective dates. Always check with the issuing state regarding their current status.
North Dakota, Minnesota | July 1
NEC 2017 Adoptions
North Dakota Wiring Standards that adopts the 2017 NEC will go into effect on July 1. Minnesota expects the 2017 NEC to go into effect on the same date.
Effective January 1, 2017, the North Dakota State Building Code will consist of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), and the International Energy Conservation Code as published by the International Code Council (ICC).
The Minnesota Board of Electricity has started the rulemaking process for adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2017.
The Interstate Compact on Industrialized/Modular Buildings was created to promote uniformity and encourage coordination in state industrialized buildings programs in a manner to assure interstate reciprocity.
An agency of the member states, the Interstate Industrialized Buildings Commission (IIBC) was established in 1992 and is responsible for carrying out the activities of the compact.
Between 2006 and 2016, registered manufacturers in 44 states and five provinces manufactured 63,101 certified modules.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recently released new standards for smoke alarms and detectors that include many changes from previous editions, most notably the addition of three new fire tests. The next generation of smoke alarms and smoke detectors that comply with the new standards will be equipped with more advanced sensors and algorithms that will better […]
The following is a brief synopsis of the top 10 changes found in the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). Refer to the text of the 2017 NEC for exact language and any applicable conditions for the changes. The Minnesota Board of Electricity has started the rulemaking process for adoption of the 2017 NEC, with an […]