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Uniform Building Codes

Adopted Building Codes and Amendments

The building codes that have been adopted for Utah are located at the State Construction Code Administration and Adoption of Approved State Construction Code Rule and approved codes that may also be adopted by local compliance agencies are located in the State Construction and Fire Codes Act.

Proposed Building Codes and Amendments

    Changes in building codes are adopted by the Legislature after receiving a recommendation from the Uniform Building Code Commission. The Uniform Building Code Commission is obligated under the Uniform Building Standards Act to have a public hearing regarding the proposed changes to the building codes. This public notice and scheduled public hearing are for the Uniform Building Code Commission to receive public comment on the proposed building codes prior to it making its recommendation to the legislative Business and Labor Interim Committee.

    A person who wants to recommend a proposed change to the building codes should submit a Request for Code Amendment Application.

Advisory Board Meeting Information

    The Uniform Building Code Commissions and respective boards and committees typically meet once a month.  To find out information about the next meeting please refer to our calendar.

Utah Building Codes Training

    The Uniform Building Codes Training Fund was created by the legislature under the Uniform Building Standards Act, Title 58-56, effective April 1989 in an effort to achieve uniformity of enforcement throughout the state, improve the safety and quality of construction.

    Each compliance agency in the state, which enforces the statewide adopted building codes, charges a 1% surcharge on all building permits issued and submits 80% of the amount collected to our division to be utilized by the Division to provide education regarding the statewide adopted building codes and code amendments to building inspectors and individuals engaged in construction related trades. The current training calendar can be found at Building Codes Training Calendar.

    To provide the training required by this statute, the Division provides funding grants to the associations and schools to subsidize their training programs. The following organizations and schools have received funding grants for building codes training courses and may be contacted directly to obtain information and scheduling.

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Statutes and Rules

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Boards and Commission

Uniform Building Code Commission
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
Fred O. Christensen
Facilities Construction & Management
07/01/12
06/30/16
Vacant
Fire Official
06/30/17
Alex Butwinski
Utah League of Cities and Towns / Utah Assoc. of Counties Rep.
02/08/11
06/30/16
Justin D. Naser*
Professional Engineer
07/01/09
06/30/17
John E. Gassman
General Contractor
07/01/06
06/30/14
Vacant
Public Member
06/30/15
Kevin Bell
Plumbing Contractor
07/01/11
06/30/14

Bryant F Pankratz
Public Member

07/01/10
06/30/14
Richard E. Butz
Building Official
07/01/11
06/30/15
Christopher D. Jensen
Architect
07/01/12
06/30/17
Chris Joyal
Electrical Contractor
07/01/11
06/30/15
* Chairperson

UBCC Architectural Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
Gary R. Payne
07/01/12
06/30/16
Ronald Scott McArthur
07/01/10
06/30/16
Scott Marsell
07/01/09
06/30/17
Jerry L Jensen
07/01/12
06/30/14
William R. Hall *
07/01/07
06/30/15
Kenney P. Nichols
08/09/11
06/30/15
James Sullivan
09/30/13
06/30/14

UBCC Mechanical Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
Tyler G. Lewis
Utility Company
12/14/12
06/30/16
Roger L. Hamlet
Mechanical Engineer
07/01/13
06/30/2017
David A. Wilson
Utah Energy Office
07/01/03
06/30/14
Trent Hunt
Mechanical Engineer
07/01/03
06/30/14
Brent C. Ursenbach
Building Inspector
07/01/11
06/30/15
Dennis L. Thatcher
Building Official
07/01/11
06/30/15
Randy Beckstead
Mechanical Contractor
07/01/09
06/30/15
* Chairperson

UBCC Electrical Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
Rhett Butler
Commercial Electrical Contractor
01/29/14
06/30/18
Kevin Charles Phillips
Architect
09/22/08
06/30/14
Mike Thomas
Residential Electrical Bldg Inspector
07/01/07
06/30/15
David E. Wesemann
Professional Engineer - Electrical
07/01/07
06/30/15
Gary Beckstrand *
Licensed Electrician - Instruction
07/01/07
06/30/15
Christopher M. Jensen
Licensed Commercial Electrical Building Inspector
07/11/13
06/30/15
David E. Winger
Residential Electrical Contractor
02/25/14
06/30/18

UBCC Plumbing Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires

Robert C. Patterson
Plumber

07/01/2013
06/30/17
Nelson Hooton
Building Inspector
07/01/13
03/30/17
Kiran Bhayani
City / County / State Agency
07/01/06
06/30/14
Jeffrey H. Park
Plumber
08/28/30
06/30/14
Michael Scott Moss
Dept of Environmental Quality
08/24/09
06/30/15
Kerry Cramer
City / County Health Dept.
07/01/07
06/30/15
Jody L. Hilton
Building Inspector
07/01/11
06/30/15
Ray W. Moore
Professional Engineer
07/01/07
06/30/15
* Chairperson

UBCC Structural Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
Mark Urry
Building Official
10/13/11
06/30/12
Jerry B. Thompson
Building Inspector
07/01/09
06/30/17
Michael D. Buehner
Professional Engineer
07/01/13
06/30/17
Richard Lewis
Home Builders Assn.
07/01/06
06/30/14
Jerel Newman
Professional Engineer
07/01/11
06/30/15
Peter W. McDonough
Professional Engineer
06/30/15
Joshua L. Blazzard
Professional Engineer
07/16/09
06/30/15
* Chairperson

UBCC Unified Code Analysis Council
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires

Vacant

06/30/15
Jeffrey Darr
Contractor - Fire Suppression
07/01/08
06/30/12
Jim McClintic
Building Inspector
07/01/06
06/30/14
Wendy Johnson
Building Inspector
07/01/09
06/30/14
    View Board Agenda (if posted)

    NOTE: The Fire Protection Advisory Committee combined with the Code Analysis Committee appointed by the Fire Prevention Board to form the Unified Code Analysis Council.

UBCC Education Advisory Committee
Name
First Appointed
Term Expires
John A. Chase
Educator
07/01/13
06/30/17
Craig C. Browne *
General Bldg. Insp.
07/01/10
06/30/14

Mech. Bldg. Insp.
06/30/15
Kathy LeMay
Plumbing Bldg. Insp.
07/01/11
06/30/15
Jim Thomas
Electrical Contractor
03/14/11
06/30/16
Kelly Bowthorpe
Electrical Insp.
07/01/13
06/30/15
Rob Allen
Mech/Plumbing Contractor
07/01/11
06/30/16
Kevin C. Phillips
Architect or Prof. Engineer
03/31/09
06/30/16
Shane Honey
Factory Housing
07/01/13
06/30/17
* Chairperson
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