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Code Alert: Virginia, 17 April 2012

March 1, 2012 the much referred to 1 year grace period has expired and all projects permitted in the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be done under the 2009 Uniform Statewide Building Code which references the 2009 I-codes and 2008 NEC as aforementioned previously.

The Uniform Statewide Building Code [USBC] effectively changed the referenced editions of the International [I-Codes] to the 2009 Editions of the International Residential Code [IRC], International Building Code [IBC], International Plumbing Code [IPC], International Mechanical Code[IMC], International Energy Conservation Code [IECC], International Fuel Gas Code [IFGC] and lastly references the 2008 National Electrical Code. During the period from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012 the permit holders could request construction project submittals to be reviewed under the previous [2006 I-Codes & 2005 NEC] adopted and references editions.

Contact: Paul W. Abernathy, Paul.Abernathy@NEMA.org


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