AIA Connecticut Committees

Building Performance & Regulations

This committee focuses on code related issues as well as the performance of building materials for systems. It plans programs on Connecticut codes, ADA requirements and building regulations. It works with the Government Affairs Committee by evaluating the effect of legislative initiatives on codes and with the Education Committee by reviewing the use of materials in buildings. The committee has led outreach to other industry organizations and to the public at large.

 

All AIA Connecticut members are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the offices of AIA Connecticut on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. See Calendar for dates. (Schedule information subject to change.)

2017 Committee Chairs:
Alan S. Lagocki, AIA
George E. McGoldrick, AIA


Committee Activities

Presentation Materials Available for AIA Connecticut Members
BP& R Committee members have put together in CD format two presentations that are suitable for use for various community organizations such as library groups, Rotary Clubs, or Chambers of Commerce. AIA Connecticut members are encouraged to offer these short programs as a way to establish community relationships. Presentations available are:

  • Fundamentals of Accessibility (author, Linda Reeder, AIA)
  • Fundamentals of Code Compliance (author, Tom Manning, AIA)

A copy of each of these CDs may be requested. Email
By way of introduction, we will customize the presentation by adding to the title slide your firm name and address and the name of the sponsoring organization.


U.S. Access Board Issues Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility
New information from the U.S. Access Board on the use of alternative symbols.


The State Building Inspector has filed a notice of intent to adopt the 2016 Connecticut State Building Code. A copy is available at: 2016 CT State Building Code (PDF) or website.

The agency will accept comments from the public for a period of forty-five (45) days, beginning June 21, 2016 through the close of business August 5, 2016.
Written comments will be received by the agency via US mail, fax or email at:

Department of Administrative Services
Office of the State Building Inspector
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 265
Hartford, CT 06106

Fax: 860-713-7269; Email: DPS.CodesStandards@ct.gov

A Public Hearing will be held by the agency in conjunction with the Codes & Standards Committee on July 13, 2016 starting at 10:00 am in the following location: 

Legislative Office Building, Room TBA
Hartford, CT 06106

The 2016 Connecticut State Building Code will adopt the following national model codes, as amended in the 2016 Connecticut State Building Code:

– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code
– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Residential Code
– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Existing Buildings Code
– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Mechanical Code
– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Plumbing Code
– 2012 International Code Council (ICC) International Energy Conservation Code
– 2014 National fire Protection Association 70 – National Electrical Code
– 2009 International Code Council / ANSI A117.1 – Accessible (ICC A117.1-2009)


Compliance Forms

The following sample Compliance Documents were developed by the Coalition for a Unified Code for use by design professionals, in support of State Building Officials, as an aid for compliance with the requirements of the new state energy code. The documents have no official status, and their use is purely voluntary.

These sample compliance documents, in the form of spreadsheets, may be placed on an early sheet of the project plans. Their use is intended to make the plan review process more efficient for the building official by showing the requirements of the code with which the design team intends to comply and by documenting the value of the performance characteristic for each element in the design. Having the code requirements and the value of the performance characteristics on the plans will aid contractors when they are suggesting alternates for the project.

The building official may ask for the supporting documentation and calculations as he or she sees fit (unless required in the code), and the design team can use whatever tool they wish to calculate and document compliance with the code.

2012 International Energy Conservation Code Sample Compliance Forms

2009 International Energy Conservation Code Sample Compliance Forms

 

Office of the State Building Inspector and Office of the State Fire Marshal

Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

High Performance Building Construction Standards

Miscellaneous Regulations and Recommendations

State regulations regarding VOCs: