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Rafter Spans for 35 and 40 psf Snow Loads

Please see attached document.

2016 SBC & CSFSC Memorandum

CHRISTOPHER RICHARD LAUX / building official / code consultant

September 27, 2016

Memo to: Clients and Friends in the construction industry

From: Christopher Laux

Subject: Adoption of 2016 State Building Code (SBC) and Connecticut State Fire Safety

Code (CSFSC)

The Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) and the Office of the State Fire

Marshal (OSFM) have just announced that the 2016 SBC and CSFSC have been

approved for adoption affecting all permit applications made on or after October 1,

OSBI and OSFM Announce 2016 Code Change

The Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) are pleased to announce that the 2016 State Building Code and 2016 State Fire Safety Code have been approved and will be effective for all permit applications made on or after October 1, 2016. For the next three to four months, projects with designs based on the 2005 codes, in progress before October, may apply for a modification if meeting the 2016 codes is impractical.

Construction Cost Guideline

Please see attached informational guidline on construction costs

CSST

CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL TUBING

One and two family dwellings and townhouses in Connecticut need comply with the 2012 IRC:
2012 ICC IRC

Section G2411
ELECTRICAL BONDING

G2411.1 Pipe and tubing other than CSST.

2016 Public Acts

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Codes and Standards Regulations Checklist

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What Every BO Needs to Know About Building Permitting in Connecticut

CBOA would like to thank co-authors David Jolly and Earl Dean for producing this narrative which certainly we could all benefit from reviewing. For those interested the document is available for members only under "File Library" titled "Building Permitting in Connecticut" under attachments.

Photovoltaic DC Disconnect

Anybody have thoughts on if the positive and negative conductors on a photovoltaic system need to be broken at the DC disconnect? (NEC 690.15)I am awaiting a response from NFPA and will add their answer to my blog.

Outdoor Wood Burning Furnace Permits

I view these bldgs as accessory structures and a heating appliance that will also need mechanical permits to hook up with existing heating systems. Our zoning dept. does not want to issue a cert. of compliance due to possible legal troubles. As BO I cannot issue permit without zoning approval. Anyone else having problems with these structures?

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