DCS: Building Code Adoption

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The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announced on December 29, 2016, 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 is being conducted by the Committee’s Codes Amendment Subcommittee (CAS) along with DAS staff.  This review began 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:

Code Change Proposals were received during an open period from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, and are now being reviewed by the Codes Amendment Subcommittee and its workgroups.  

The following document contains the proposals received during the open period:

Proposals Received

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

Codes Amendment Subcommittee Schedule

Meeting Date

Workgroup Reporting

Scheduled Presentations

Action Items

Other Information


January 11





January 25





February 8



 Screening of Code Change Proposals

IMC and related IRC chapters

February 22




IBC; A117.1

March 8







IRC (P & E)

March 22




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;

Existing Building




May 10






May 24

Maya Menlo
Peter Cloudas 


June 14

Fire Safety – Fire Prevention Codes Coordination;

IBC/Fire Safety New

Common Requirements




Chapters 7-10

June 28

Residential Fire Sprinklers




July 12



Review/Discuss all Code Change Proposals


August 9

IRC (Sprinklers) Vote


   August 23  Final State Building Code  Discuss proposal CP035-BC CCST 
   Sept. 13 Final State Fire Safety Code  Approval to Transmit to full Committee 
  Sept. 27 

 October 11




Action by full Committee


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