Michigan's New Building Codes

Home Inspector with Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan

Michigan's New Building Codes

Come March 9, 2011, Michigan will have a number of new codes for contractors to work under. Specifically, these new codes go into effect:

  • The 2009 Michigan Building Code (covers commercial buildings -- apartments are considered commercial buildings, no matter the size)
  • The 2009 Michigan Residential Code (covers residential buildings three stories and smaller)
  • The 2009 Michigan Rehabilitation Code (covers renovations on less than 50% of the square footage of a house)
  • The 2009 Michigan Uniform Energy Code Rules (major changes to any new construction)
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Comments (3)

Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

You're probably not going to get comments on this one Jason. All you've said is that there are new codes here in March. Most readers would like more info or more details. Any idea on the scope of changes, any regs that are going to be a challenge for builders and what benefits the consumers might expect. Thats the kind of 'meat' that readers will be looking for.

Feb 14, 2011 04:03 AM
Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

You are right, Robert. Actually, I never even thought anyone other than contractors and home inspectors would be interested. But the "meat" probably would be interesting to the non-contractor reader. Thanks for the suggestion.

There aren't too many exciting changes, other than we didn't adopt the mandatory sprinkler suppression system from the 2009 IRC.

The biggest changes were in the energy codes -- huge changes that had to be adopted to get a bunch of Federal money. All 50 states implemented the new code.

Maybe I'll start up a post with the "meat" this week.

Feb 14, 2011 05:15 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Too bad you didn’t adopt those mandatory fire suppression system codes. Much better than a house burning down.

Mar 07, 2011 02:02 PM