October 12, 2018

Following recommendations from advisory groups, DLI has begun the adoption process for the 2018 I-Codes and the administrative requirements of the State Building Code.

The Construction Codes Advisory Council (CCAC) met June 21, 2018, to review a report from Technical Advisory Groups about seven of the 2018 I-Codes and the administrative requirements of the State Building Code. With the exception of the model residential energy code, the CCAC recommended DLI move forward with the adoption of the 2018 I-Codes with amendments and revisions to the administrative requirements of the State Building Code.

The CCAC will review the model residential energy code at a later meeting following the U.S. Department of Energy’s determination regarding energy efficiency of the 2018 Residential Energy Code.

Rulemaking process

DLI recently began the formal rulemaking process to adopt the I-Codes by publishing a Request for Comments in the State Register. Follow the rulemaking process and view rulemaking dockets at

Submit comments about a code or rule by sending an email to Please include the rule chapter number in the email subject line.

Source: CCLD Review Fall 2018

April 18, 2018

The first phase of the Construction Codes Advisory Council’s (CCAC) recommendation to the department about the Minnesota State Building Code is almost complete.

The process began in January 2018 when the CCAC established Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to review seven of the 2018 I-Codes and make recommendations for their potential adoption with amendments to Minnesota Rules. Three additional TAGs were tasked with reviewing the administrative requirements of the model codes, fire and building code compatibility and the structural provisions of the I-Codes. Each TAG consists of a minimum of six members and two of them are Department of Labor and Industry staff members.

Review recommendations and comment

When the TAGs complete their review of the 2018 I-Codes, a report will be submitted to the CCAC and stakeholders for review and comment. The CCAC will review the report and comments to make recommendations for the adoption of the 2018 I-Codes and potential amendments to Minnesota Rules. Then, the next phase begins as DLI staff prepare drafts of each rule for possible adoption.

View TAG meeting notes, sign up for email updates and follow the process at

February 24, 2017

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).


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