NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILDING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION – ICC 2015 CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
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TO ALL: STATUS OF 2015 CODE ADOPTION IN NH
Per RSA 155-A:10 IV & V The NH Building Code Review Board is authorized to amend the state building code and to review and make recommendation to the legislature for adoption of updated editions and or additional ICC codes as deemed beneficial for the state of NH. Amendments are effective upon affirmative action by the board and shall remain effective for a maximum period of two (2) years unless ratified by the legislature. The Board meets the second (2nd) Friday of the month at 33 Hazen Drive in Concord. The Board’s website.
Currently the board has started the process of reviewing and accepting comments and or proposed amendments to the 2015 IBC, IEBC, IECC, IRC, IPC, & IMC codes for recommendation to the legislature for adoption in the upcoming legislative session (2015-2016). They are also reviewing the 2015 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code for inclusion into the State Building Code to replace the code requirements for aquatic vessels that have been removed from the 2015 IBC & IRC. At this point the public hearings for the 2015 IBC, IRC, IECC, IEBC, IMC,& IPC have been held and the next hearings (October 9, 2015) are for the 2015 ISPS and a proposed amendment to the 2014 NEC for problematic circuits protected by AFCI breakers. Board meeting & Agenda
I will keep you posted as progress continues. In the mean time if you have direct questions for the board you may email the board directly.
Wayne A. Richardson – C.B.O.
NHBOA Representative to NH Code Review Board