State Building Code news, issues (most recent posts at the top):
Notice of Intent to Adopt the 2016 State Building Code - Effective October 1, 2016.
Building Code - Spring 2015 Career Development Schedule Announced - these are the classes paid for by the building code education fee added on to all building permit applications.
Effective February 28, 2014, the State of Connecticut adopted the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code into the 2005 State Building Code, with Connecticut specific changes. While the ICC model code books must be purchased, the CT Amendments (including the 2013 Connecticut specific changes) are posted on the Office of the State Building Inspector's Website. See Where to obtain the State Building Code (members only)
The State Fire Safety Code was amended, effective Oct. 2, 2012, effectively enabling certain provisions in the State Fire Prevention Code. See notice and amendments issued Oct. 3, 2012.
In a major announcement by the CT Codes & Standards Committee (June 2011), the State Building Code adoption cycle in CT is being significantly advanced. The state will proceed with adoption of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC - as required by federal law to qualify for stimulus funds, but CT will skip the rest of the 2009 ICC family of codes and proceed to review this year the 2012 ICC building, mechanical, plumbing and other codes. Codes & Standards is also skipping the 2008 NEC (Nat'l Electric Code, from the Nat'l Fire Protection Assoc.) and will go directly to review and adopt the 2011 NEC. All these codes together, with a CT specific amendments known as the "CT Supplement" makeup the CT State Building Code. Then the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC will be reviewed and adopted as an amendment to the State Building Code.
HBRACT files proposals with the CT Codes & Standards Committee on May 27, 2011, to make changes to the 2008 and 2011 NEC (National Electrical Code).
Where to Obtain 2005 State Building Code, including 2009 Amendment (effective Aug. 1, 2009); Note: This new State Building Code took effect August 1, 2009. The 2009 CT Amendments are not included in the ICC code book - you can obtain the 2009 amendment from only the DPS website (see link above). The 2009 ICC model codes are under review in 2010 by the state Codes & Standards Committee.
Go to the Office of State Building Inspector (OSBI) website for additional links and resources on the State Building Code, building code official licensing, and more.
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