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.
On September 6, 2022, NJ adopted with amendments the 2021 editions of the IBC, IRC, IECC, IMC, NSPC and IFGC, and the 2020 edition of the NEC, to update the above-referenced subcodes of the UCC. For additional information, visit NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards website.
RI Building Code Commission has adopted 2018 editions of IBC, IRC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, IECC and 2020 edition of NEC. The new codes will take effect February 1, 2022. RI Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review adopted the 2018 editions of NFPA 1 Fire Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2019 edition […]
Anticipated effective date of new Minnesota plumbing code is late 2021 The Minnesota Plumbing Board anticipates publishing the Notice of Adoption for the amendments to the Plumbing Code, which incorporates by reference the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code, in March 2021. Minnesota statutes require a 270-day delay between publication of the rule’s Notice of Adoption in […]
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 2008 and 2017, registered manufacturers in 44 states and five provinces manufactured 58,644 certified modules.
Where are smoke alarms required to be installed? Section R314.1, General, of the International Residential Code/2015 (IRC/2015) [NJ Edition] and Section 907.2.11, Single- and Multiple-Station Smoke Alarms, of the International Building Code/2015 (IBC) [NJ Edition], along with the specific smoke alarm location regulations seem to be causing some confusion among officials. Because the New Jersey […]
Section 1030.1, the “General” section for the emergency escape and rescue openings (EERO) requirements of the International Building Code/2015, has created some confusion. Here it states, “In addition to the means of egress required by this chapter, provisions shall be made for emergency escape and rescue openings in Group R-2 occupancies in accordance with Tables […]
Since the Code Assistance Unit receives many questions regarding the four (4) general glazing in windows criteria listed in Section 2406.4.3 of the International Building Code/2015 (and the identical code requirements at Section R308.4.3 of the International Residential Code/2015); this article provides the simple answer. The “Glazing in Windows” section states: Glazing in an individual […]