RISBC-1 Rhode Island Building Code


510-RICR-00-00-1 PROPOSED RULE

Title 510 Building Code Commission
Chapter 00 N/A
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 RISBC-1 Rhode Island Building Code
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 04/09/2021
Public Comment Dates 04/09/2021 to 05/10/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § Chapter 23-27.3

Purpose and Reason :

RISBC-1 State Building Code sets forth the requirements for building structures in Rhode Island.    Rhode Island Building Codes are amendments to the International Building Codes which we use as our model.  The State Building Code Standards Committee has reviewed this regulation and proposes the following non-technical amendments as described below: 

·          All references to International Building Code (IBC) 2015, have been changed to the 2018 edition.  Some IBC section numbers have been amended to conform to IBC 2018. 

·         Throughout the regulation: updated internal cross-references with new RICR citations and references to the 2021 version for all Parts in Title 510 being amended this year.

·         Numerous punctuation and grammatical changes have been made throughout that do not result in substantive changes to the regulation.

·         All references to International Building Code (IBC) 2015, have been changed to the 2018 edition.  Some IBC section numbers have been amended to conform to IBC 2018.

·         Throughout the regulation: updated internal cross-references with new RICR citations and references to the 2021 version for all Parts in Title 510 being amended this year.

·         Chapter 1: Administration, § 101.4.8 Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Adds to the administration chapter the requirement that SBC 14, (Part 14 of this Subchapter) shall apply whenever the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code is referenced. 

·         Chapter 10: Means of Egress.  Deleted IBC § 1010.1.4.4 and substituted language pertaining to egress doors in Group E and B occupancies which requires the installation of intruder locks.

·         Chapter 16, Section 1608.1, Replaced Table 1608.1 with new Table 1608.1 referencing the pertinent changes made in the 2018 IBC.   

·         Chapter 18, Soils and Foundations, Deletes IBC § 1801.3 and substitutes § 1809.5. This change aligns with the 2018 IBC but contains no substantive changes to the regulation.

 

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Received on April 20, 2021 by William Porter

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