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Mandatory Building Codes

Effective August 1, 2017, all industrialized housing and buildings, modules, and modular components shall comply with the following codes, as amended in 70.101 of the IHB Rules:

A copy of the amendments and other information relevant to the adoption of these codes is available online.

Construction started prior to August 1, 2017

Construction to plans approved to the previously adopted mandatory building codes that began prior to August 1, 2017, or prior to the manufacturer’s effective transition date, must be completed, inspected in the plant by a Texas approved third party inspector, and labeled (TX decal must be permanently attached to the unit) by no later than January 31, 2018 or the unit shall not be eligible for a Texas decal.

On-site construction started prior to August 1, 2017, may also be completed to the mandatory building codes that were in effect at the start of the on-site construction provided that construction started prior to 8/1/2017. There are 2 exceptions to this as follows: