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Code Updates

2018 Connecticut State Building and Fire Safety Codes

The 2018 Connecticut State Building and Fire Safety Codes apply to all projects applying for a permit on or after October 1, 2018.  They amend and adopt the following model codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Useable Building and Facilities
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 Intedrnational Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2017 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) for new construction
  • 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (LSC) for existing buildings/occupancies

 

ICC is publishing Connecticut specific books for the 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Residential Code and 2015 International Fire Code (Part III).

NFPA is publishing Connecticut specific books for the 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (Part IV) and 2015 NFPA 1.

The attached spreadsheet is a comparison of the commercial requirements in the 2012 IECC, the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2013.

Previous vs Current Commercial Energy Requirements Comparison   

The following links will lead to additional information about building codes for Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Connecticut State Building Code

Connecticut Codes and Standards

Massachusetts State Building Code

Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards

International Code Council (ICC)

Addenda to ASHRAE Standards

Proposed 2020 Connecticut State Building and Fire Safety Codes

Connecticut is in the proces of developing the 2020 State Building Code, the 2020 State Fire Safety Code and the 2020 Fire Prevention Code.  October 1, 2020 is the anticipated adoption date for the new codes.  The following are included in the proposed codes.  Information on the proposed codes can be found at Connecticut Code Adoption Process.

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2018 International Mechnaical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2009 ANSI A117.1 Accessibile and Useable Building and Facilities
  • 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (LSC)

 

The attached spreadsheet is a comparison of the commercial requirements in the 2015 IECC, the 2018 IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2016.

Current vs Proposed Commercial Energy Requirements Comparison

Compliance documentation is becoming an important part of the design review process and inspection process.  The 2020 IECC has a requirement that energy code compliance documentation and supporting calculations be delivered to the owner as part of project record documents, manuals or as a stand alone document.  AIA Connecticut has sample compliance documentation for both the IECC and Statdard 90.1  The sample compliance documentation can be found on the AIA Connecticut web page.

Historical information:  The following spreadsheets show the progression of the changes in the requirements of Standard 90.1..

Standard 90.1-2010, -2013, -2016 Requirements

Standard 90.1-2004, -2007, -2010 Requirements

Standard 90.1-2001, -2004, -2007 Requirements