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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.
OUBCC Technical Committees
2018 Commercial I-Code Committees
The OUBCC Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) and the Building Existing Building and Fire (BEBF) Technical Committees made presentations to the OUBCC at the July 16, 2019 regular meeting to consider proposed emergency rule modifications to the adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and the adoption of the 2015 editions of the International Building Code (IBC®) and the International Fire Code (IFC®). These proposed emergency rule changes are related to medical marijuana and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S. § 420 to 429, and related rules of the State Department of Health. Click on the presentation titles below to review the proposed changes.
Please contact OUBCC staff if there are any questions.
Development of Technical Committees
The OUBCC has voted to review the 2018 Editions of the International Building Code® (IBC®), International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®), International Fire Code® (IFC®), International Fuel Gas Code® (IFGC®), International Mechanical Code® (IMC®) and International Plumbing Code® (IPC®) for possible adoption. The codes will be grouped into two different committees:
The BEBF committee will review the IBC®, IEBC®, and IFC®.
The FGMP committee will review the IFGC®, IMC® and IPC®.
The OUBCC has approved volunteers for both committees, however some positions are still not filled. If you are interested in volunteering for either committee please submit one of the following forms:
If you would like to submit a request for a code change, please submit a Public Comment Form for the appropriate committee.
All meetings for each technical committee will be open to the public. Once the committee meeting schedules are set, the Technical Committee Meeting Page will be updated with the dates, times and locations of all meetings.
Electrical Technical Committee
The OUBCC has created an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code®, (NEC®, 2017). We are still looking for one more person to volunteer for the committee. The open position is for an alternate code official. If you are willing to volunteer or know someone who is, please fill out the volunteer application listed below.
The committee has held their first meeting. To review agendas and minutes for the committee please go to our Technical Committee Meeting Page.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on this committee, please fill out a Technical Committee Application. Click Here for a Technical Committee Volunteer Application.
The deadline to submit applications has been extended until all positions can be filled.
If you have a recommended change for the NEC® 2017 you wish to be considered by the ETC, please fill out a public comment form. Click Here for a Public Comment Form.
For questions regarding the OUBCC Building Codes related to State Question 788 and Commercial Applications, please read the statement below.
OUBCC Code Adoption
The OUBCC adopted modifications to the 2015 Editions of the International Building Code® and International Residential Code® related to storm shelters and corrected some Scrivener's errors in the 2015 Editions of the International Mechanical Code® and International Plumbing Code®. These modifications went into effect on September 17, 2018. To view the most recent versions of these rules, go to the Adopted Building Codes tab.
Previous adopted codes versions can be found on our Commission History page.
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®, 2015 Edition, (IRC, 2015®) was adopted with modifications by the OUBCC with an effective date of November 1, 2016. The IRC®, 2015 addresses residential dwellings defined as one- and two-family homes and town houses. This adoption replaces the first adoption of state-wide residential code, the adoption of the IRC®, 2009.
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, 2015. 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:
International Building Code®, 2015 Edition (IBC, 2015®)
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.
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