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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes
September 11, 2023
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 70, Industrialized Housing and Buildings. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below:
The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until October 23, 2023.
On The Level - July 2023 Edition
July 7, 2023
Articles in the July 2023 edition of TDLR On The Level include:
- Legislative Update
- Texas Accessibility Academy Update
- 2023 NEC Is Almost Here
- Legislation Creates Mold Advisory Board
New! Order IHB Labels and Decals Online
November 18, 2021
Certified Industrialized Housing and Building (IHB) manufacturers can now place secure online ordersfor most decals and insignias using credit cards and eCheck (ACH). Online transactions are assessed a processing fee of $2.00 per order for electronic checks or 2.25 percent of the total order for credit card transactions.
Your order will be processed as soon as possible after we receive it.
- If you order 10 labels or less, we will send your order via U.S. Postal Service regular mail unless you email a pre-paid shipping label to IHBTech@tdlr.texas.gov.
- If you order 11 or more labels, you must email a prepaid shipping label from a delivery service such as USPS, FedEx or UPS to IHBTech@tdlr.texas.gov.
Be sure to include the Manufacturer Name, IHM Certification Number, and the Trace Numberfrom your receipt with the shipping label.
Manufacturers can still place orders via mail with a check or money order.
Questions about the online payment process can also be sent to IHBTech@tdlr.texas.gov.
Remote Video Inspections of Industrialized Housing and Buildings
April 24, 2020
The Texas Industrialized Housing and Buildings (IHB) Program has developed procedures for “Remote Video Inspections” (RVI)that may be used in lieu of the regular in-plant inspection procedures for the in-plant inspections required by Rule 70.72of the rules governing the IHB Program. These procedures shall only be in effect as required to aid in the COVID-19 disaster proclamation. Use of these procedures after the emergency has passed will require approval of the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council.
Section 1.2.1 of these procedures allows the use of secure electronic/video methods as approved by the IHB Program. Currently those methods include Skype and Microsoft Teams. Other methods may be added in the near future.
Industrialized Builders are required to present the purchaser of an industrialized house information regarding the limits for filing consumer complaints on industrialized housing and a copy of the final on-site inspection report as defined in 70.10(a)of the administrative rules. TDLR developed a form to help industrialized builders comply with the new administrative rule requirements. Download Consumer Notice, form IHB600. Industrialized builders are not required to use this form, but they are required to notify and provide the consumer specific documents and information in accordance with 70.78(c)of the rules governing industrialized housing and buildings.
Technical Bulletin Concerning Duct Testing in Residential Occupancies
Technical Bulletin #IHB TB 12-01, concerning duct testing in residential occupancies, has been revised to clarify that this change affects industrialized buildings that are classified as Group R-2, R-3, and R-4 occupancies as well as one- and two-family dwellings. Download Technical Bulletin #IHB TB 12-01
Modular Buildings Constructed for use of Employees in Oil and Gas Exploration
'Man camp'is the term currently being used in the modular industry to describe buildings constructed for use of employees of companies involved in oil and gas exploration. These are generally transient lodging buildings and related structures such as dining facilities, commercial kitchens, laundry rooms, and recreation buildings. These buildings are generally covered by the IHB law and rules unless they meet the exemptions in §1202.001 through 1202.003. TDLR has prepared a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the requirements of the IHB law and rules as they apply to these buildings. The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed online.The presentation is also available for download as a PDF(963 KB).
Texas Industrialized Building Code Council Meetings
July 27, 2023
The Texas Industrialized Building Code Council met July 27, 2023 in a hybrid meeting. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel. The agenda and staff reports are available online.