New Codes are in effect Saturday October 1st
New International Codes have been approved and went into effect Saturday October 1, 2022. The State of CT has adopted them so all new building permits will fall under the new code. The 2018 codes will still apply to projects with permit applications filed from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2022.
The new state codes are the:
- 2022 Connecticut State Building Code
- 2022 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code
- 2022 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code
If you have a job that will be significantly impacted by the new code, you can file a Request for Modification with the local building inspector. It will be forwarded to the State for a 90-day waiver.
Here is a quick overview of what codes fall under 2022 CT State Building Code (CSBC):
- 2021 IBC
- 2017/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
- 2021 IEBC
- 2021 IPC
- 2021 IMC
- 2021 IECC
- 2020 NFPA 70
- 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa (let everyone know this is new adoption)
- 2021 IRC
- 2022 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (CSFSC)
- Based on 2021 NFPA 101
- 2022 Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code (CSFPC)
- Based on 2021 NFPA 1
- 2019 NFPA 13,14,20, 211
- 2020 NFPA 25, 58, 31, 70, 91
- 2021 NFPA 54, 90A, 90B
- 11.2.1 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Ventilating Ductwork, and Related Equipment. Air conditioning, heating, ventilating ductwork, and related equipment shall be in accordance with the CSFSC and the CSBC; and NFPA 90A or NFPA 90B as applicable, unless such installations are approved existing installations, which shall be permitted to be continued in service.
- 11.2.2 Ventilating or Heat-Producing Equipment. Ventilating or heat-producing equipment shall be in accordance with the CSFSC and the CSBC; and NFPA 31, NFPA 54, NFPA 70®, NFPA 211 and NFPA 91, as applicable, unless such installations are approved existing installations, which shall be permitted to be continued in service.
- IMC Comparison
- Chapters 3 through 15
- IECC Comparison
- Chapters 3 through 5
- Commercial Only
- IBC Comparison
- Fire ratings, clearances, dampers, “readily accessible”, drawing documentation procedures
To avoid project delays, it is important for you to familiarize yourselves with these codes. In the meantime, we are doing research to identify what changes have been made and how this will affect our contractors work. We will then be holding a training session on these changes to provide you with the information needed. Email Hank at email@example.com for more information on the training or if you have any code compliance questions.