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Discussion in 'Residential Building Codes' started by Ryanwood, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Ryanwood

    Ryanwood New Member

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    HI guys,
    I'm a little lost on how IRC code releases work. I know they are updated every three years and I'm currently using IRC 2012, but IRC 2015 is going into effect in my state (VA) September 3rd. So do I have three years to still use the 2012 version, or do I have to start using 2015?
     
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    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Can't help you with VA requirements, my state does not have a state adopted code, each municipality can adopt a code if they choose too.

    Maybe Francis can help you out.
     
  3. cda

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    Welcome

    Normally once a newer version is adopted,

    That is the law of the land till anotherversion is adopted
     
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  4. Francis Vineyard

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    The planned final adoption date is September 4, 2018
    http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/images/SBC/FinalRegulation_BHCDMemo_4_12_18.pdf

    The applicant for a permit during such one-year period (after the 2015 effective date: 9/04/2018) shall be permitted to choose whether to comply with the provisions of 2015 or the provisions of the 2012 Virginia Construction Code (USBC).

    Copy of the Final Draft:
    http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol34/iss18/v34i18.pdf
     
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    Our state usually give 6 months of either form adoption Date.
     
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  6. Ryanwood

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    Thank you guys for your comments. It helped me tremendously
     
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