Utah bill to delay new residential code adoption from three to six years advances

The measure has support from city inspectors and others who say the current process is too cumbersome. 

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | March 20, 2015

A bill that would delay adoption of the latest residential building code for new home construction in Utah from every three years to six years cleared a legislative committee.

The measure has support from city inspectors and others who say the current process is too cumbersome.

The bill also asks that the Utah Building Code Commission complete a cost-benefit analysis on recommended changes to the code to ensure that modifications, including those that deal with energy savings, are thoroughly scrutinized.

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