New Ohio building code will be enforced beginning Jan. 1

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Ohio's new residential building code goes into effect on Jan. 1. The new state code will update 2006’s code.

December 13, 2012

Ohio's new residential building code goes into effect on Jan. 1. The new state code will update 2006’s code. A few of the more significant changes in the code include:

·       50 percent of fixed lighting must be energy efficient.
·       A weather-resistant barrier such as a house wrap is now required under exterior siding.
·       Carbon monoxide detectors are required outside the bedrooms of all houses with gas appliances or with an attached garage.
·       Horizontal rebar is now required in addition to vertical bars for poured concrete foundation walls.
 

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