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City of Bryan Building and Electrical Code Updates 2017


In June and July 2017, the City of Bryan held two public hearings and two open house events for the adoption of the 2015 International Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code.

For the past several years, City staff has been reviewing the family of 2012 and 2015 International Codes produced by the International Code Council (ICC) and the 2014 National Electrical Code produced by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In 2010, the City adopted the 2009 International Codes and 2011 National Electrical Code which are still in effect. The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO)/ Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) requires cities to have updated and current codes, which helps make structures safer, the city safer overall, and can decrease insurance costs.

Board of Adjustment and Appeals Approves Code Amendments to Take to City Council on Aug. 22, 2017

The Board of Adjustment and Appeals met on June 6 and July 20, 2017 where they reviewed and approved the following code amendments. These changes still need City Council approval for final adoption:

  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 international Fire Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

If you have any questions or need more information about the code updates or the adoption process, please contact Chief Building Official Greg Cox at (979) 209-5010 or email building@bryantx.gov.

Below is a full list of the proposed code updates.

All the Changes: What Codes are Being Updated?

In order to assist homeowners, developers, builders and contractors with changes, the City is providing staff notes on significant changes since the 2009 International Codes.

2012 and 2015 International Codes: City Staff Review Notes

2014 National Electrical Code: City Staff Review Notes

City of Bryan Proposed Amendments: 2015 International Codes and 2014 National Electrical Code

Cities are allowed to make amendments the International Codes and the National Electrical Code. In the case of the electrical code, the State of Texas does not allow a City to make the electrical code less stringent. Many of the amendments have been in place since the City first adopted the International Codes in 2000.

Here are the City Staff-proposed amendments to the 2015 International Codes and 2014 National Electrical Code. These amendments are proposed for the adoption of the latest codes:

As part of adoption of the International Fire Code, the Bryan Fire Department will also be adopting the latest version of the NFPA Life Safety Code.

Click here to view the full contents of all 2015 International Codes

If you have any questions about the code adoption process or proposed amendments, please call (979) 209-5010 or email building@bryantx.gov

Questions regarding the Fire Code or Life Safety Code should be directed to the Bryan Fire Marshal’s office at (979) 209-5960.

View the full 2015 International Codes

You can view the full contents of all 2015 International Codes for Texas (without City of Bryan modifications) on the International Code Council website.

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