Posted by: Brightwood College
Updated: August 10, 2017
It's official—the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announced that the 2012 International Residential Code will take effect January 2015.
Homes that start construction (permits pulled) before January 2015 will be governed by current code. Homes with permits pulled in 2015 will be governed by the newly adopted codes.
Proposed changes of particular interest to building contractors include residential fire suppression, window fall protection, replacement windows, thermal envelope requirements, and more.
Code changes will impact:
- MN Building Code
- MN Residential Code
- MN Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code
- MN Commercial and Residential Energy Codes
- MN Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings Code
- MN Accessibility Code
- MN Fire Code
We are currently developing training materials to address the new codes. As always, we will professionally and accurately deliver the information you need to keep your business running smoothly and profitably.
For more information, see the DLI Construction Codes and Licensing Division's Summer Newsletter.
Stay tuned for additional Brightwood communications as books and training courses become available.