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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.
The State Building Code (SBC) applies to most buildings and some other structures, being newly constructed new, being altered or added to, or undergoing a change of use.
Connecticut’s State Fire Prevention Code and State Fire Safety Code are administered by the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with an advisory committee and the Codes and Standards Committee, respectively.
The Office of State Fire Marshal is announcing its intent to adopt the 2018 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 1 - Fire Code. Technical review will be conducted by the Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal.
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.
The Special Hazards Unit enforces the Fire Prevention Code and renders decisions on variations and exemptions or approved equivalent or alternative compliance.