The latest USBC update went into effect on September 4, 2018.
The update process began at the beginning of 2019. We will keep you posted as things progress.
Virginia Regulatory Process
Virginia’s building code is known as the Uniform State Building Code (USBC). The Department of Housing and Community Development manages the triennial code update process which includes two years of public meetings and board actions before the updated code is adopted. The 14 member Board of Housing and Community Development votes on the final content of the updated code. There is one member for each congressional district, which is appointed by the Governor to 3-year terms, and there are three ex-officio members representing Va. Fire Services Board, Va. Code Officials Association, and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
View our comments on the 2016/2017 USBC update here.
View our Building Codes recommendations in our report: Why Energy Efficiency is a Smart Investment for Virginia.
June 2018 Webinar: Building Envelope Improvements in Large Buildings
April 2017 Webinar: Preparing for the Building Code Public Comment Period
December 2016 Webinar: Building Codes as an Energy Efficiency Driver in Virginia
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