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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
Electrical Technical Committee
The OUBCC is creating an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code®, (NEC®, 2017). This is a call for volunteers to fill the positions on the committee. The committee is expected to review the 2017 NEC®, determine if it should be adopted by the OUBCC and if so, propose any modifications needed to fit the needs of the State of Oklahoma. Meetings will be held in the CIB/OUBCC Board Room at 2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Meetings will be open to the public.
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.
Storm Shelter Technical Committee
The OUBCC's Storm Shelter Technical Committee (SSTC) has been meeting to review the requirements in the OUBCC rules for both the 2015 Editions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. The committee has almost completed their review and is expected to make recommended changes to the adopted requirements of the IBC and IRC at our regularly scheduled October 19, 2017 commission meeting. To review copies of the agendas and minutes for this committee, Click Here.
OUBCC Code Adoption
The OUBCC held a public hearing on March 20, 2018, on amendments and additions to the previously adopted codes in Title 748, Chapter 20, Subchapters 1, 3, 13 and 15. Fourteen (14) written public comments were received during the written public comment phase and five (5) individuals spoke for or against modifications to the agency's proposed rules. At the end of the hearing, the agency voted to adopt all four subchapters with some modifications, based on the public comments, both written and spoken, on the proposed rules.
On March 26, 2018, the rules, as modified, were submitted to the Governor and Legislature for review and action. If the rules are approved through the state's rulemaking process, the effective date for the amendments and additions will be September 17, 2018.
To see a copy of the rules as submitted, Click Here.
To view the Proposed Draft Rules and Rule Impact Statement, as approved before the modifications at the public hearing on March 20, 2018, please visit our Proposed Rules Page.
The OUBCC adopted modifications to rules pertaining to Title 748 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Chapter 20 Adopted Codes, Subchapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15. These modifications effective, September 15, 2017. To review the updated rules for each of these subchapters, Click Here.
Previous adopted codes versions can be found on our Commission History page.
|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®, 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:
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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