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Announcement

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announce intent to adopt the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2015 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents.  Technical review of these codes will be conducted by the Committee’s Code Adoption Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff.  This review will begin January 2017 and is planned to be completed July 2017.  The grid below provides the schedule for CAS meetings and anticipated subjects.  Changes and additions will be reflected both in the posted meeting agendas and in the chart below.  Anyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included on our email list by sending a request to DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov. 


Proposed Codes:


2015 International Building Code

2015 International Existing Building Code

2015 International Energy Conservation Code

2015 International Mechanical Code

2015 International Plumbing Code

2015 International Residential Code

2015 International Fire Code

2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

2017 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

2009 ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities


The Process:


Workgroups made up of CAS members and DAS staff, have been established to review specific portions of the proposed codes for changes from the current code and to update the current amendment documents.  Each of these workgroups will provide a report of their review, identify issues that require additional discussion or research, and present their amendment document changes.  The schedule of these reports can be found in the CAS meeting schedule chart.


Code Change Proposals:


 The public is encouraged to propose changes to the model code language.  Proposals will be accepted from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.  Proposals must be submitted on the Code Change Proposal form and must be accompanied by sufficient supporting material to allow the committee to properly consider the merits of the proposal.  Proposers may request to make a presentation to the committee.  Proposals should be submitted (email preferred) to:


Department of Administrative Services

Office of the State Building Inspector

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1303

Hartford, CT 06103

Fax: 860-713-7410

Email: DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov


 
Code Amendment Subcommittee Schedule

Meeting Date

Workgroup Reporting

Scheduled Presentations

Action Items

Other Information

 

 

January 11

 

 

 

 

 

January 25

 

 

 

 

 

February 8

Mechanical; Plumbing

 

 Screening of Code Change Proposals

IMC, IPC, and related IRC chapters

 

February 22

Accessibility;

Existing Building;

Electrical

 

 

IBC, NEC, A117.1 IEBC & FSC PIV

 

March 8

IBC/Fire Safety New

Common Requirements

 

 

IBC/IFC

Chapters 7-10

 

March 22

Energy

 

 

IECC, IRC requirements

 

April 12

Residential Code – General

 

Last meeting accepting Code Change Proposals

Proposal period ends 3/31/17.

 

April 26

Building Code – General

 

 

 

 

May 10

Structural;

Resiliency

 

 

 

 

May 24

Fire Safety – Fire Prevention Codes Coordination

 

 

 

 

June 14

Residential Fire Sprinklers

 

 

 

 

June 28

Final Amendment Document

 

 

 

 

July 12

 

 

Approval to Transmit to full Committee

 

 

August 9

 

 

 

Action by full Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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