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flboasmallpatch thumbYou are now able to renew your membership and register for the conference by filling out one form or individually.

Conference or "Membership and Conference combined",  click here.

Membership only, click here.

As we reach the time of year where you have budgeted for updated code books knowing the change to the 2018 "I" Codes with the NYS amendments is looming we have some information to share:

  1.  The Codes Council has voted to move to adopt the 2018 "I" codes with NYS amendments as the next code update.

  2.  The effective date will be March 1, 2020 with a 90 day window prior to that date where plans can be submitted for a permit utilizing a design based on the 2015 "I" codes with the 2017 NYS Supplement or the 2018 "I" codes with the NYS amendments.

  3.  Each municipality will have a single user access to the NYS version of the "I" codes available on-line at the ICC website and a Pdf version.

  4.  If you currently have a subscription to access the 2015 "I" codes on-line and wish to upgrade/renew it to the 2018 "I" codes  for a year, that is what you will receive the pure 2018 "I" codes. You will not be able to convert that subscription to the NYS version of the codes.

  5.  As soon as the NYS specific "I" codes are available you will be able to purchase additional on-line copies of the NYS version of the "I" codes, as of now that date has not been determined.

  6.  You may wish to consider retaining your current 2015 "I" code subscription for at least a year if you have projects that will still be under construction next year since that's the code you have issued the permit under.

The 2020 Educational Conference is scheduled for March 9, 10 and 11, 2020.  FLBOA is again proud to present on-line registration for the 2020 conference.  Registration should be available in late November 2019. You will need your NY Training ID and FDID listed above.  This 3-day conference is expected, again, to be approved for 24 hours of in-service training.  Please check the FLBOA website: for additional information as it becomes available. 


Finger Lakes Building Officials Association, Inc.
C/O Andy Suveges
PO Box 1117
Penfield, NY 14526


Each week the State of New York publishes the NYS Register which contains a record of active regulatory changes, Executive Orders, notice to bidders and notices of public hearings, including variances from the provisions of the Uniform Code and the Multiple Residence Law. 

pdf December 18, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (546 KB)

pdf November 27, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (970 KB)

pdf October 2, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (1.35 MB)

pdf September 11, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (1.04 MB)

These notices can be viewed online by clicking the following link, NYS Register link. or you can check with the Town/Village clerk for a hard copy. It is important to see what challenges other code officials have in obtaining voluntary compliance and the challenges to bring older properties into compliance. Many of the requests will be presented before the Regional Boards of Review while others will be reviewed as administrative variances and granted without a public hearing.

We realize that taking a part of a day to attend a hearing may be a challenge, but we encourage you to take the time, sit in the hearing room and listen to the process and dialog as it will provide you valuable insight that you can share with one of your residents should they feel the need to request a variance.

The Board of Directors

Attached is a copy of the Senate report. To view the report click on the following link, pdf NYS Senate_final_investigative_report_code_enforcement_senator_skoufis_igo_committee (003) (4.16 MB)

Please take the time to read.  It sums up all that we have been discussing for many years, and has many proposed recommendations.

When you attend the upcoming ABM this fall, please come with suggestions on how we can keep on top of these suggestions and reach a desirable outcome.

Hopefully there will be follow-up to these recommendations.  We have all worked hard to get this attention at the State level.

The responsibility falls on our community to keep the momentum.

For current members and individuals that have signed up to receive our "Newsletters". To ensure you receive our Newsletters via email, please add "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." to your address/contact list.


 Click the following link,  pdf Code Council Meeting 12-5-2018 (54 KB)

The ICC has revised the cdpAccess online voting format and there has been some confusion when first viewing the site. Attached are revised directions for using the cdpAcces online voting that will be helpful to you and the members of your organizations. Please pass these along so that everyone who would like to vote can have a good understanding of the new format.

pdf CDP Access guide (1.60 MB)   pdf NYSBOC voting guide 11-20-2018 (1.62 MB)

BSC     DOS recently placed a number of new technical bulletins on their website.

Click here to view the bulletins.

i joist    Listed below are links to ICC ES Reprts for I-joist as they pertain to the membrane protection per R302.13.

Anthony Eacom ESR-1405)“Revised June, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Boise (Section 4.16 and Figures 8-13), Section 4.13, Figures 3-8)

International Beams

Louisiana Pacific ESR-1405; Flameblock in section 4.9)


Barrette Structural (OJ Open Web Joists)“Corrected December 2015”)

Pacific Woodtech

Roseburg“Revised April, 2016”; Section 4.9 referencesESR-1405)“RevisedJune, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser“Revised March 2016”; Flak Jacket Section 4.17) PFS/TECO fire listing, Assembly FJ-2 for single family)

Also, here is the link to a post installation spray-on coating manufacturer that holds a listing related to R302.13. Keep in mind different floor joist manufacturers may have different stances regarding the use of the product on their product, so that should be addressed prior to construction.

No-Burn 3.5 and Table 4)

nysdcea logo    NY State Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS)

You can view your CEO training history using the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). The enroll pllease click the following link: NYS Divivion of Codes SLMS page


TrussID   From the NYS Division of Building Standards and Codes:

Notice of Emergency Rule Adoption effective January 1, 2015 regarding truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in residential structures. Click here to read the entire notice. The rule text is available by clicking here. (PDF format).

To view some helpful information, click on the following links: 
Truss Placard Specifications

Listed below are documents you might want to include with your office set of plans and the job site copy.
Truss Placard for floor and roof          Truss Placard for floor          Truss Placard for roof

Listed below are some distributors that we have identified. An internet search for "Truss Sign" will provide other distributors.

Art Part Signs
100 Lincoln Parkway
East Rochester, NY 14445
  PCM Signs
4671 S. Manning Rd.
Holley, NY 14470

Sign Solutions
1675 Wayneport Rd.
Macedon, NY 14502

422 Ballad Avenue
Rochester, NY 14626
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sign Guys
67 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
        Mobile Graphics
276 W. Main St.
Victor, NY 14564

        The Lettering Lounge
P.O. Box 97
6160 Rout 21
Williamson, NY 14589
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 piester ron_thumbRon Piester explains the history of the building Codes. To view the video, click here.                             

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