New State Codes Affect Construction

Energy Requirements to Change

Posted: January 9, 2014 at 5 a.m.

New regulations for energy efficiency are a part of new construction codes in the state. Cities are in the process of adopting the 2012 Arkansas edition of the International Fire Prevention Code, the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.

At A Glance

Arkansas Building Codes

The Arkansas Building Code is adopted by the State Fire Marshal’s office. It's a part of the Fire Prevention Code. The code applies statewide, even in rural and unincorporated areas. The code is a three-volume set. Volume I is known as the Fire Code, Volume II is known as the Building Code and Volume III is the Residential Code. The code can be purchased from the International Code Council and from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy Book Store, 870-574-4510.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Arkansas Energy Codes

The Arkansas Energy Code is adopted and required by the Arkansas Energy Office. This code sets minimum energy efficient buildings. For more information call 800-558-2633 or visit the Arkansas Energy website.

Source: Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

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