The Building Codes Knowledge Community uses its monthly meeting as a forum for roundtable discussions on future codes being considered for adoption and real-time case studies where codes have impacted a project, as well as for guest speakers to share their code expertise with the group.
Knowledge Community mission statement:
Inform members of changes to codes, assist governing bodies in code development, and seek harmony between those who design and those who enforce codes.
In June the Building Codes Knowledge Community sponsored three mini-code updates. The three one-hour sessions were presented by co-chair, Gerhard Guth, AIA, from HGA Architects and Engineers. Recordings of each have been posted below.
IEBC-Chapter 1311 – International Existing Building Code, Minnesota Provisions
Presented on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
IBC-Chapter 1305 – Minnesota Provisions
Presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
ICC-ANSI A-1187.1 – Chapter 1341 – Minnesota Accessibility Code
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The hard copy of the Minnesota Building Code is available for pre-order on the ICC website at https://shop.iccsafe.org/state-and-local-codes/minnesota/2020-minnesota-building-code.html. Projected to be available mid-April.
The read-only version of the Minnesota Building Code is available at https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/document/1586
Minnesota National Electric Code Adoption
CCAC Code Adoption 2017.Attachment A
With recent high rise façade fires in the news and the role of combustible plastics in the building envelope under scrutiny, understanding NFPA 285 and paths to compliance are more important than ever. Below are links to some recent publications and reports on this timely topic.
NFPA285 Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
NFPA285 Fire Test’s Impact on Architectural Design and Energy Performance
NFPA285 in the field pt104122018
NFPA285 in the field pt204122018
Noncombustible def 04112018
State of the Art of NFPA285
Co-chairs: Mark Haugen, Assoc. AIA and Gerhard Guth, AIA
Staff liaison: Deanna Christiansen, Hon. AIAMN
Meeting date: Second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm at AIA Minnesota