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STATE BUILDING CODE REVIEW & DISCUSSION - 2018 IBC

1/24/2018
When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture
828 Fort Street Mall
Suite 100
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Rick Myers


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STATE BUILDING CODE MEETING

Review of the 2018 IBC

Meeting #2

Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

 

Due to legislative changes in the 2017 session, the State Building Code Council (SBCC) has been given authority to adopt building codes which do not require the Governor's approval for public hearings nor his signature on the bill enacting the updated codes.  For this reason, the SBCC is still following the 2006 International Building Code/International Residential Code (IBC/IRC)

The Legislature recently mandated that the SBCC adopt the newest IBC/IRC codes within 2 years from the date of publication.

The 2018 IBC/IRC codes were published in November, 2017. The SBCC estimates the procedure to adopt the new codes will take approximately 18 months. Given that timeline, as well as the 2018 code publishing date, we now have only 3-4 months for the AIA Codes Committee to review and recommend changes appropriate for Hawaii.

The AIA Codes Committee (IBC) will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to review and discuss the 2018 codes in order to make appropriate recommendations within the 3-4 month timeframe. Meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in the code review. 

Those unable to attend in person may also participate electronically via GoToMeeting.  If you would like to participate remotely, please check back one day prior to meeting date for log-in information.

AIA CES credit:  Attendees will receive 1.5 LU/HSW.

 

Agenda for Wednesday, January 24:

We will continue with the review of Chapter 3 – USE AND OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION and continue into CHAPTER 4 – SPECIAL DETAILED REQUIREMENTS BASED ON USE AND OCCUPANCY time permitting.

A copy of the reference materials is available for your use.  They include SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (2018) AND SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE (2018). 

  1. Go to the AIA Honolulu website at www.aiahonolulu.org.

  2. On the main menu bar select “Issues and Advocacy” – “Hawaii State Council” – “Codes Committee”.

 

Public Access to the I-Codes:

If you don’t have access to a hardcopy of the IBC (2018) the International Code Council has the I-Codes available for viewing free to the public.  I am not sure if you can print from there, but you can at least read the code.

  1. Go to the ICC website; www.iccsafe.org.

  2. Along the top right-hand corner of the header is a link called “Public Access”.

  3. That takes you to a map of the United States along with three links.  Select “I- CODES”.

  4. That takes you to a listing of the various codes that make up the family of the International Codes.  Select “IBC”.

  5. Other editions are also available by selecting the year you wish to see from the listing along the header.

 
If you have questions, contact:
Bill Brizee, AIA (bbrizee@ahl.design)
Richard Myers, AIA (rickm@g70.design)

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