Construction Code Updates 2014

January 29, 2014 09:41 AM
International Code Council
The City of Galesburg currently has various construction codes adopted that have been written by the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). These codes are developed to safeguard public health, safety and welfare and provide for the safety of firefighters/emergency responders. The currently adopted ICC Codes in the City of Galesburg include the 2006 editions related to Mechanical (IMC), Fuel Gas (IFGC), Building (IBC) and Residential (IRC). The currently adopted NFPA Code is the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC). Each of these codes are updated every three years by the respective national organization to stay current with the latest advancements in the building safety field and are available for adoption by governmental units.


The Community Development Department has been asked to initiate the review process of the most current editions of these codes. As there are a number of codes to review, the first step in this process will be to review the 2012 editions of the IMC and the 2012 edition of the IFGC. This will also include changes in the 2009 edition of the IMC and the 2009 edition of the IFGC. An opportunity will also be given for citizens to suggest any changes to the 2006 editions of the IMC and IFGC. This review will take place at the February 13, 2014 Overall Code Review Commission (OCRC) meeting held in the Erickson Conference Room of City Hall and will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Once this review is complete, the OCRC will then review the 2012 editions of the IBC and IRC. After those reviews are done the OCRC will review the 2014 edition of the NEC. Once the OCRC has reviewed all five codes, their recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council for their consideration.


As each new edition of each code is reviewed, the OCRC meetings will provide time for comments/suggestions to be made by citizens, contractors, developers and other interested parties. All interested parties are encouraged to attend OCRC meetings and be a part of the adoption process.
Contact: Richard Glagel, HVAC Inspector
Phone: 309/345-3618



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