Thursday, January 7, 2010

BCAP Reports Codes Updates

Below are some of the updates being reported by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP).


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) 2009 IECC Task Force has posted minutes from its meetings on November 16 and December 9. The third meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Atlanta.

New York

On December 16, 2009 the New York State Uniform Fire and Building Code Council moved a proposal to update the state energy code to the final stages of the state’s regulatory process.

South Carolina

The South Carolina Building Codes Council has posted the proposed modifications to the state’s building code, which includes adoption of the 2009 IBC and 2009 IRC (with amendments), but does not include adoption of the 2009 IECC, the state’s current code is the 2006 IECC.


Having been charged to develop a new statewide residential energy code earlier this year, the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a rulemaking proposal adopting the 2006 IECC. The proposal would also mandate state buildings to use ASHRAE 90.1-2007 instead of Chapter 13 of the 2006 IBC.


The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will hold a public meeting to inform stakeholders about the rulemaking and implementation timeline to update the state’s energy codes. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 28 in Austin.