The Puerto Rico Oficina de
Gerencia de Permisos (OGPE) has adopted the Código de Construcción de Puerto
Rico 2018 with an effective date of November 15, 2018. All construction
started after this date must comply with the 2018 editions of the International
Building Code (IBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC),
International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Fire Code (IFC),
International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), International Mechanical Code (IMC),
International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Private Sewage Disposal Code
(IPSDC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Swimming Pool
and Spa Code (ISPSC). A complete list of amendments can be reviewed HERE.
The 2017 edition of the NFPA
70, National Electrical Code and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s
Reglamento Complementario al Código Eléctrico Nacional (Complementary Code)
shall govern the design, construction, erection and installation of the
electrical components, appliances, equipment and systems used in buildings and
structures covered by Código de Construcción de Puerto Rico 2018.
A complete review of the code
update and adoption process can be reviewed HERE.
Additional information can be obtained from the OGPE website HERE.
Contact: Bryan Holland,