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The mission of the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission is to establish minimum statewide codes affecting or relating to the built environment for the protection of life and property, to be utilized throughout the state, assuring public health, safety, and welfare.
Call for Volunteers
The OUBCC is creating a technical committee to take a more in-depth look at Storm Shelters and Safe Room Requirements for both residential and commercial construction. The OUBCC is requesting volunteers from persons interested in serving on this committee. Applications will be taken through the end of the day on Monday, September 12, 2016. If you are interested in serving on the committee and feel you fit one of the positions listed below, please fill out the application below and submit to the OUBCC.
Code Official, Architect, Structural Engineer, General Contractor or Commercial Storm Shelter Builder, Residential Storm Shelter Builder, Mechanical Representative, Electrical Representative, Plumbing Representative, Storm Shelter Door Supplier or Manufacturer, or Local Jurisdiction Representative
UPDATE: The OUBCC rules for Chapter 17, Education and Training and Chapter 20, Subchapters, 5, 9, and 11 were approved by a declaration issued by Governor Fallin on June 9, 2016. Effective dates are still scheduled as listed below.
The OUBCC held a public hearing on the proposed rules for Chapter 17, Education and Training and Chapter 20, Adopted Codes, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11 on February 23, 2016. No written public comment nor any verbal comments were made on Chapter 17 Education and Training. Several written public comments were received and several people spoke at the hearing on various items in Chapter 20, Subchapter 5, our adoption of the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code®. No written public comments nor any verbal comments were made on Subchapters 9 and 11. At the end of the hearing, the OUBCC adopted Chapter 17 and Chapter 20, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11. Subchapter 5 was amended based on the public input. These rules were submitted to the Governor and Legislature on March 2, 2016 for review as part of rulemaking process. If approved, Chapter 17, Education and Training will become effective on September 1, 2016 and Chapter 20, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11 will become effective on November 1, 2016.
CLICK HERE to review the rules on Chapter 17 - Education and Training
CLICK HERE to review the rules on Chapter 20 - Adopted Codes, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11
Please note: Any section heading in the Chapter 20, Subchapter 5 adopted rules, with the wording "REVOKED" next to it is revoking the code modifications made when the 2009 edition was adopted. The 2015 edition of the code as published would become the minimum code for that same section if/when the rules are approved.
CLICK HERE to review the Rule Impact Statement for Chapter 17, Education and Training
CLICK HERE to review the Rule Impact State for Chapter 20, Adopted Codes, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11
Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee
The OUBCC has begun reviewing and developing the requirements for Alternative Fuel fueling stations in the State of Oklahoma. An Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee of volunteers has been established to review the code and state requirements for CNG, LNG, LP Gas, Hydrogen and Electrical fueling stations for both commercial and residential locations.
The technical committee committee will review the 2015 Editions of the IFC®, IFGC® and 2014 Edition of the NEC® along with several NFPA standards dealing with Alternative Fuel fueling stations and will make recommendations to the OUBCC to modify various portions of the of the IFC®, IFGC® and the NEC® to meet the needs of the industry. Meetings are open to the public. Click Here to see the AFPTC meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.
|Storm Shelter Information
To review a copy of the OUBCC Storm Shelter Fact Sheet, Click Here
To review the FEMA 320 Standard, Click Here
Copies of the ICC/NSSA 500 Standard can be ordered on the International Code Council (ICC) website, www.iccsafe.org or through your local book store.
Code Adoption History
The OUBCC created technical committees comprised of individuals in the respective trades to review the codes and make recommendations to the Commission. Each committee recommended modifications to change the codes to meet the needs of the State. Those recommendations were then reviewed and voted on by the OUBCC. Once the vote was complete, the rules process to adopt the codes was started.
The International Residential Code®, 2009 Edition, (IRC, 2009®) was adopted with modifications by the OUBCC with an effective date of July 15, 2011. The IRC®, 2009 addresses residential dwellings defined as one- and two-family homes and town houses. This was the first time a residential code had been adopted by any state agency for use as a construction code.
The OUBCC adopted commercial codes to address all structures other than one- and two-family homes and town houses. Those codes were modified and had an effective date of November 2, 2012. Several state agencies had previously adopted several of these codes in one fashion or another to address the needs of their agencies. Updated versions of these codes have been published, reviewed and have been adopted by the Commission. The updated commercial codes adopted with modifications by the OUBCC are:
The modifications for all codes can be found under the "Codes and Rules"/"Adopted Building Codes" tab.
To view the Codes as originally published, click the link to the free on-line codes provided by the ICC on the "Resources" tab of our website.
|The OUBCC is located at 2401 NW 23rd, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 (SW corner of Shepherd Mall on the second floor). Phone and fax numbers are: 405-521-6501 (phone) and 405-521-6504 (fax).|
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