Building Codes

On October 1, the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code became effective.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

This article, “How Can a Building Official Deny Approval of an RDP's Work?” asks an important due process of law question.

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

Things are heating up for this November’s critical ICC ballot to update America’s Model Energy Code.  Local and state officials recognize the critical role buildings play in sound energy and climate policy, and are signaling their intent to vote. 

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), known as the nation’s third busiest airport, has been undergoing a major overhaul that requires adherence to strict city building codes.

The Governor of Colorado’s signing of HB10-126 is notable because Colorado is a home rule state. While this bill would allow jurisdictions to retain some freedom regarding their energy bill, it would also require them to use one of the model energy codes that were developed and published within the last decade.

A federal court cleared the path for ICC Evaluation Services to proceed with its copyright infringement complaint against the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc. when the court denied IAPMO’s motion to have the case dismissed.

Potential productivity benefits for architecture, engineering, and construction may depend on the outcome of copyright litigation by the International Code Council (ICC) against San Francisco-based startup UpCodes. The firm, which aims to reduce perceived bottlenecks in the implementation of the nation’s 93,000 building codes, faces charges that its public posting of codes undermines the public-private partnership that develops them.

Despite assurances from Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta that he will boost the number of OSHA compliance officers this fiscal year, new data shows the number of inspectors has declined.