HB-5177 An Incorporating the IPMC into the State Building Code

A Public Hearing has been set for February 09, 2017 to hear testimony on this bill. You can go to www.cga.ct.gov to find more information on this proposed bill along with how to submit written testimony or to speak at the public hearing. It appears this bill will be heard in front of the Public Safety committee. You can find out more information on how to submit testimony by going to their page.

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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



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

Section G2411

G2411.1 Pipe and tubing other than CSST.

2017 Membership Drive

Our membership dive for FY 16-17 is now open, as usual our meetings will begin in September and run through June. Please see attached membership cover letter and application.

2016 Public Acts

Please see attached

2017 ESBOF Annual Conf.

Eastern States Building Officials Federation
2017 Annual Conference
We are going to Newport, RI!

The program will start Sunday evening with a Rhode Island Night reception. An informative educational program will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday covering the topics for The Jeffrey Coates Code Official Management Program, Code Sessions, and Fire Safety Sessions. Participants also have the option to register to take ICC exams on Wednesday-morning, afternoon, or both

There is a Companion Program for accompanying companions which will cover interesting highlights in Newport, RI

Codes and Standards Regulations Checklist

Please see attached

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