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.

The 2018 Connecticut State Building Code amends and adopts 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)

 

The 2018 Connecticut Fire Safety Code amends and adopts the following model codes

  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (LSC)

 

Both ICC and NFPA are producing the following Connecticut specific books:

State Building Code

  • 2015 Internation Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code

 

State Fire Safety Code:

  • 2015 International Fire Code (Part III)
  • 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (Part IV)

 

State Fire Prevention Code

  • 2015 NFPA 1

 

 

Detailed information about the 2018 Connecticut State Building and Fire Codes can be found at:

Connecticut Code Adoption Process

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 Requirements Comparison 

The following are links to state web pages that have information on the current state building and energy codes and the agencies/committees responsible for their changes.

Connecticut State Building Code

Connecticut Codes and Standards

Massachusetts State Building Code

Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards

 The following are links to web pages that have codes and standards information.

International Code Council (ICC)

Addenda to ASHRAE Standards

The following is a link to a suggested format for showing compliance with the 2012 IECC on the construction documents.  Since compliance for commercial projects must be with the 2012 IECC in its entirety or Standard 90.1-2010 in its entirety, there are four spreadsheets shown on the AIA Connecticut web page.

For those interested in how the requirements of Standard 90.1 have changed, the following spreadsheets show the progression of the requirements.
Standard 90.1-2001, -2004, -2007 Requirements

Standard 90.1-2004, -2007, -2010 Requirements

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