The Office of the State Engineer proposed adopting the following building codes for state buildings which would take effect on July 1, 2016:

  • International Building Code (IBC), 2015 Edition
  • International Existing Building Code (IEBC), 2015 Edition
  • International Fire Code (IFC), 2015 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), 2015 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC), 2015 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code (IPC), 2015Edition
  • International Private Sewage Disposal Code (IPSDC), 2015 Edition
  • International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), 2015 Edition,
  • International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (IRC), 2015 Edition
  • International Wildland – Urban Interface Code (IUWIC), 2015 Edition
  • International Code Council Performance Code (ICCPC), 2015 Edition
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), 2015 Edition
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) [NFPA-70], 2014 Edition

South Carolina State Register, Vol. 40, No. 3, at 7 (March 25, 2016).

The new code editions will replace the 2012 edition of most of these codes as the applicable code for state buildings as set out in section 5.1.3(E) of the 2015 Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements. For a quick overview of the significant new provisions and modifications to existing provisions, see http://www.iccsafe.org/about-icc/periodicals-and-newsroom/key-changes-in-the-2015-international-codes-i-codes.