This code covers the construction of all buildings except detached one- & two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings not more than 3 stories high (townhouses). Many facets of general construction and building design are regulated including weather-resistance, ventilation, sanitation, fire-safety, structural integrity, user safeguards, etc. Minnesota's nonresidential code consists of the 2006 International Building Code as published by the International Code Council (ICC) and the amendments to that document located in Chapter 1305.
The 2009 editions of the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC) will be published soon and the Construction Codes and Licensing Division and the State Fire Marshal Division have been discussing this adoption. Given the drastic slowdown of the construction economy, we feel it is not the appropriate time to be updating regulations. Read the full memo.
View Chapter 1305 at the Web site of the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Purchase code books and related documents at Minnesota's Bookstore.