The Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction met in June 2012 and voted to adopt the 2012 International Building Code, with Kentucky Amendments, as the 2012 Kentucky Building Code. (See article below for information on AIA Kentucky's input during the review process.)
The Department filed the document with the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) last summer and public comment periods have taken place, and the document and public comments received are under review by the LRC. The Department now anticipates official adoption around the first of April 2013, followed by a period of about six months allowing use of either the current or new code before use of the 2012 KBC would become mandatory about the first of October, 2013.
View the various Chapters (as proposed by HBC Board) via links below. Chapters with changes in the IBC and/or the proposed Kentucky amendments of which designers should be aware include 3-5, 9 (change in sprinkler requirements in R use group), 10 and 11.
The Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings & Construction is continuing review of recommendations regarding proposed Kentucky amendments to the 2012 International Residential Code. The Commissioner intends to call a special meeting in March 2013 to complete that review. When approved the document will be forwarded to LRC. Adoption of the new KRC could occur around the end of 2013.