”2018 Select IRC Options For Use With The Michigan Residential Code”
Written By Janet Thome
The Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBAM) and the International Code Council (ICC) have joined forces to publish a targeted book of changes in the 2018 IRC to allow Home Builders Association of Michigan members and others to benefit from their new ability without having to buy the entire code. The book is titled ” 2018 Select IRC Options For Use With The Michigan Residential Code.”
Michigan Is Staying With 2015 IRC Until 2021 Is Adopted
The Flex Code Law, Public Act 504 of 2012 allows Michigan to choose to update the Michigan Residential Code every three or six years. Michigan chose not to update to the 2018 edition of the IRC published by the ICC and will be staying with the 2015 MRC until the 2021 edition of IRC is available and adopted.
The Flex Law: Allows Any Section Of The 2018 IRC
The state chose not to update to the 2018 edition of the IRC published by the ICC and will be staying with the 2015 MRC until the 2021 edition of IRC is available and adopted. In addition to providing flexibility in when the residential code is updated, The Flex Law also included language to allow the use, at the option of the contractor, of any section of the 2018 IRC.
2018 Select IRC Options For Use With The Michigan Residential Code
“The Builder’s Guide to Significant Changes to the 2018 IRC” provides Michigan home builders access to the latest advances in building safety, affordability and innovation.
The twenty-eight significant changes found in this book were selected by HBAM’s Building Code Committee as offering the most flexibility and utility for builders, electricians, plumbers and mechanical contractors.
The guide includes a summary of each change; the actual code language; the significance of the change and, when appropriate, illustrations. Examples of the illustrations can be found below. The guide will be available in either print or as a PDF. Individual pages can be printed from the PDF.
Appendix Q Tiny Houses: Listed As A Select Option
Appendix Q is listed in chapter Nine of the book HBAM and the ICC published, titled ” 2018 Select IRC Options For Use With The Michigan Residential Code.”
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