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Codes In Use


2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, which adopts and amends:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2011 NFPA National Electric Code
  • 2010 NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinklers
  • 2010 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code
  • 2012 Virginia Statewide Fire Protection Code
  • ICC/ ANSI 117.1-2003 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
  • 2010 American with Disabilities ADAAG requirements

Other


Codes and regulations are adopted by the Board of Housing and Community Development and periodic amendments are utilized to update codes and incorporate new reference standards. For additional information on the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, please visit either the Board of Housing and Community Development at www.dhcd.virginia.gov/StateBuildingCodesandRegulations or the Virginia Building Code Officials Association webpage at www.vbcoa.org. In addition, for state owned property, the Commonwealth of Virginia Bureau of Engineering and Buildings has incorporated the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG), published September 15, 2010, excluding the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Scoping requirements. In cases that the ADAAG standards and ICC ANSI Standards conflict, the most extensive requirements shall govern.

University Building Official
William Hinson Jr. PE CBO
230 Sterrett Dr.
Blacksburg VA 24061
Office phone: 540-231-4678
Office Fax: 540-231-7239
Email: Hinson@vt.edu

Heather M. Snidow
Permit Technician
Phone: 540-231-5534
Email: hsnidow@vt.edu

Steven Smith, PE
Inspector/Reviewer
Phone: 540-231-2662
Email: stsmith1@vt.edu

Joseph D. Zokaites, PE
Inspector/Reviewer
Phone: 540-231-6613
Email: jzokaites@vt.edu


Related Links

VA Department of Housing and Community Development

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

VA Building and Code Officials Association

VA Department of Fire Programs

VA Department of Health - New River Health District