HBAM And ICC Publish 2018 Select IRC Options With MRC

HBAM And ICC Publish 2018 Select IRC Options With MRC

”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.”

Lee Schwartz Is On The ICC Residential Energy Code Panel

Lees Schwartz,  HBAM’s Executive Vice President for Government Affairs is on the ICC’s Residential Energy Code panel, which will hear and have the first vote on all proposed changes to the residential energy code provisions.

Buy The Book At The ICC Website

Table Of Contents And Chapters

Learn More About Appendix Q And The ICC Process

Current Development Cycle

Article Source:  Home builders Association Of Michigan: 2018 Select IRC Options

Article Source: Home Builders Association Of Michigan : What The 2021 Residential Code Looks Like In Your Hands

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Michigan Tiny Home News

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