Building and Fire Code Adoption Process


Adoption Process for the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes

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 September 2017. See “What’s Next” for the Codes Amendment Subcommittee schedule.

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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 below. 

Code Change Proposals:

Code Change Proposals for the current review cycle 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