State of Georgia adopts new building codes, effective January 1, 2020

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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has adopted eight new mandatory State Minimum Standard Codes with Georgia State Amendments. The updated codes will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The updated codes and amendments are as follows:

  • 2018 International Building Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2018 International Fire Code with no Amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code with Georgia Amendments
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code with Georgia Amendments

The list of Georgia State Amendments have been made available on DCA’s webpage HERE.

If you need further assistance regarding these changes, please contact the Department of Community Affairs, Office of Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings, at 404.679.3118 or by email at codes@dca.ga.gov.

Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org

Source: NEMA Code Alert, December 3, 2019

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