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July 11, 2017

City Hosts Second Open House, Public Hearing for Building, Electrical Code Updates

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the City of Bryan will host a second open house where citizens may visit with inspectors, plans examiners, and the building official about proposed changes to the building and electrical code. This is an opportunity for the public to speak with staff prior to the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017, where the proposed amendments will be an item for consideration by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

  • WHAT: Open House – Proposed Building and Electrical Code Updates
  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 18th – 1 PM to 5 PM
  • WHERE: City of Bryan Municipal Office Building – 300 S. Texas Avenue – Basement Training Room

 

  • WHAT: Public Hearing – Proposed Building and Electrical Code Updates
  • WHEN: Thursday, July 20th – 6 PM
  • WHERE: City of Bryan Municipal Office Building – 300 S. Texas Avenue – Basement Training Room

For the past several years, City staff have 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) and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) require cities to have updated, current codes which helps make structures and cities as a whole safer and can decrease insurance costs for residents and business owners.

The following code amendments will be a topic of discussion at the open house on Tuesday, July 18th. These will then be reviewed and voted on by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Thursday, July 20th:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

The code amendments noted below were approved by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals on June 6, 2017 but will go before Bryan City Council for approval and 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

To view the existing codes and the proposed amendments, please visit our 2017 Code Updates page. For additional information about the open house and public hearing, please contact Greg Cox, Chief Building Official, at 979.209.5010 or by email at building@bryantx.gov.

 
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