Rhode Island Building Codes

Building Codes References

Many of the Rhode Island Building Code amendments incorporate international or national codes by reference. This means you must refer to BOTH the international or national code (plus supplements, if any) AND the corresponding Rhode Island amendment below.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009 (Rhode Island State Building Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
All structures except one and two family and multiple single-family dwellings (town houses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the SBC-2-2007 The Rhode Island One and Two Family Dwelling Code.
Structural CodeIBC 2009 (Rhode Island State Building Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009 (Rhode Island State Plumbing Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009 (Rhode Island State Mechanical Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Electrical CodeNEC 2008 (Rhode Island State Electrical Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA 1, 2003(Rhode Island Uniform Fire Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Accessibility CodeADAAG (Rhode Island State Building Code), UFAS, ANSI A117-1Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Housing - ANSI Government - UFAS All others - ADAAG
Energy CodeIECC 2009 (Rhode Island State Energy Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Elevator CodeASME A17.1, A17.3 with state amendmentsBuilding Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Gas CodeIFGC 2009 (Rhode Island Fuel Gas Code)Building Codes Standards Committee,
(401) 222-3032
Online
Boiler Code(ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codehttp://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DLT/5033.pdf

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralMag A. Guirguis, P.E.,
Supervising Civil Engineer, State Building Code Co
Phone: (401) 222-6330
PlumbingStuart H. Cowen, P.E.
Supervising Civil Engineer, State Building Code Co
Phone: (401) 222-1430
MechanicalStuart H. Cowen, P.E.
Supervising Civil Engineer, State Building Code Co
Phone: (401) 222-1430
ElectricalRobert F. Raimbeault
State Electrical Code Inspector, State Building Co
Phone: (401) 222-4338
AccessibilityState Building Code Commission
Phone: (401) 222-4096
Building InspectorThomas G. DiFusco
State Building Code Inspector
Phone: (401) 222-6386
Plan ReviewAlfred P. Cocce, Jr.
Staff Architect, State Building Code Commission
Phone: (401) 222-6340
Historic PreservationFrederick C. Williamson
Chairman & State Historic Preservation Officer
Phone: (401) 222-2678
Fax: (401) 222-2968
EnvironmentalW. Michael Sullivan
Director, Department of Environmental Management
Phone: (401) 222-2771
Fax: (401) 222-6802
Health DepartmentDavid R. Gifford, MD, MPH
Director, Dept. of Health
Phone: (401) 222-5960
Fax: (401) 222-6548
Fire MarshalJohn Chartier
State Fire Marshal
Phone: (401) 462-4200
Fax: (401) 462-4250
TransportationMichael Lewis
Director, Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation
Phone: (401) 222-2450
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