Recent Announcements

On this page we will post updates on our activities.

2016 CT STATE BUILDING CODE IS HERE

posted Oct 28, 2016, 1:45 PM by Milton Grew   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 1:48 PM ]

The 2016 Connecticut State Building Code is effective as of October 1, 2016 and includes the 2012 ICC family of codes. There is also a new 2016 Connecticut State Fire Safety Code.

The State's code adoption webpage can be reviewed here:

You can download PDF's of the State Amendments at the above link.

A re-cap of the adoption process can be reviewed here at the Building Codes Assistance Project:


A free copy of the 2012 International Residential Code (not from ICC) can be found here:

Greg Grew has been teaching seminars on the changes to the codes to groups of builders, architects and building officials.

New 2016 CT State Building Code & Fire Safety Code are Coming!

posted Jul 29, 2016, 3:00 PM by Milton Grew   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

It is expected that Connecticut will adopt a new building code and new fire safety code effective October 1, 2016. You can see the adoption process progress and download the State Amendments here:

New State Code Amendment to be adopted

posted Feb 3, 2014, 1:59 PM by Milton Grew   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 2:04 PM ]

The long promised 2013 Amendment to the 2005 Connecticut State Building Code is finally about to be adopted which will mean upgrading to the 2009 International Residential Code and 2011 National Electrical Code for projects in the state. This is to be effective for permit applications starting on February 28, 2014. Here is the official announcement:

The text of the code amendment can be downloaded as a PDF here:

Update on Infinity Music Hall

posted Feb 3, 2014, 1:54 PM by Milton Grew   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 2:04 PM ]

We were pleased to have provided code consulting services to the design team for the new Infinity Music Hall in downtown Hartford. Here's an update on the construction:

Teaching Maine Building Officials

posted May 19, 2013, 10:29 PM by Milton Grew

On May 20 & 21, 2013 Greg Grew is teaching 12 hours of residential structural design and inspections classes at the 4th Annual Conference of the Maine Building Officials and Inspectors Association at the Sebasco Harbor Resort. About 160 building officials, fire officials and 3rd party inspectors are attending the sessions.

2013 CT Code Amendments are Coming

posted Dec 30, 2012, 1:26 PM by Milton Grew

Sometime in 2013, probably summer, Connecticut will adopt the 2009 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electrical Code as amendments to the 2005 State Building Code which currently uses the 2003 IRC and 2005 NEC. The Office of the State Building Inspector has released the proposed state amendments which modify the model codes and can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.

In CT During Construction Must Have Smoke/CO Detectors/Alarms

posted Oct 8, 2012, 9:06 AM by Milton Grew   [ updated Nov 4, 2012, 5:42 AM ]

Newly enacted statute in Connecticut as follows:

Substitute House Bill No. 5394

Public Act No. 12-184

AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND ALARMS IN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) Whenever any private residential dwelling designed to be occupied by one or two families is occupied during interior alterations or additions requiring a building permit, the temporary installation of battery-operated smoke detection and warning equipment and, if there is a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage present, battery-operated carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment shall be required in the vicinity of, and during the performance of, such alterations or additions. Such equipment shall be of a type or technology that is tested and certified pursuant to standards issued by the American National Standards Institute or Underwriters Laboratories. Such equipment may combine smoke and carbon monoxide detection technology into a single device.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) The Commissioner of Construction Services may establish, within available appropriations, a public awareness campaign to educate the public concerning the dangers of not having smoke and carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment in residential dwellings and to promote the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment in all residential dwellings.

Approved June 15, 2012

Notice that the bill does not say who is responsible for ensuring this is complied with. No mention of the building official, contractors, or homeowner. Is this enforceable at all and, if so, by whom?


NBC Sports Network in Stamford

posted Apr 4, 2012, 2:49 PM by Milton Grew

Connecticut Code Consultants has been retained as third party independent building inspectors for the construction of the new NBC Sports Network television studios and production facilities in the former Clairol complex in Stamford, CT. This is a highly technical and complex project with a demanding construction schedule that requires the flexibility and quick response that we can provide while remaining vigilant to our weighty responsibility to ensure compliance with the State Building Code, maintaining detailed records and reporting the City of Stamford Building Official. 

Greg Grew is Acting Building Official for East Hartford

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by Milton Grew   [ updated Jan 7, 2012, 5:39 AM ]

As of December 1, 2011 the Mayor of East Hartford has appointed Greg Grew to be the Acting Building Official for the town of about 48,000 population. Greg is working at Town Hall on a part time basis directing the activities of the building division and four assistant building officials. Greg is still available for consulting work with other clients as well.

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