As many of you may be aware, the new Code for Single and Two-Family Dwellings became effective on April 1, 2007. As is customary with the introduction of a new code, members of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (Board) approved a six (6) month concurrency period where, at his\her option, a code user may choose to use either the Sixth or Seventh Edition of the Code when designing, building, renovating and\or adding to a single or two-family dwelling. The six (6) month concurrency period is due to expire on October 1, 2007.

In response to some concerns with regard to certain new code requirements, Board members have voted to extend the concurrency period until January 1, 2008.

The following is intended to provide guidance to building officials, home builders and other code users as well as CSL exam candidates and instructors as to what to expect with regard to the new code as time progresses. It is presented in question and answer format for ease of use and understanding.

Please feel free to pass this information along to other interested parties.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS RELATING TO SEVENTH EDITION OF THE CODE FOR SINGLE AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS

Building Code 7th Edition