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Building and Fire Code Adoption Process
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.
Established pursuant to section 29-251-7b of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, the Code Amendment Subcommittee (a subcommittee of the Codes and Standards Committee) works with staff from the Offices of the State Building Inspector and State Fire Marshal to develop State Building and Fire Safety Codes.
Pursuant to the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes § 29-252, the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee (CAS) are responsible for adoption of a State Building Code based on a nationally recognized model building code.
Connecticut’s State Fire Marshal, William Abbott, leads the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), which is within the Department of Administrative Services. OSFM is responsible for promulgating and enforcing codes, standards and regulations to reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions, and mechanical failures.
Office of the State Building Inspector
The Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and administers the: Connecticut State Building Code, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and Safety Code for Boilers and Hot Water Heaters.