Building Code Regulatory Reform Legislation Taking Shape

Working this week with Representative Mark Brody (R-Union) and the General Assembly’s bill drafting division, your NCHBA legislative team is pleased to report that the 5th annual version of the “building code regulatory reform” legislation is taking shape. These efforts began in 2013 with HB 120 (Building Codes/Local Consistency) and continued thorough last year’s HB 948 (Building Code Regulatory Reform). 

Among many other significant improvements, these bills have ended unauthorized inspections, significantly decreased inspection times and provided desirable options and alternatives for builders. For example, as a direct result of last year’s bill, the Department of Insurance reports that local jurisdictions across the state are providing inspections within two business days of request and many are providing “next day” service. 

This session’s version will continue to address the concerns builders are facing across the state. Some provisions that are likely to be included are:

  • Expediting plan review in those jurisdictions which require it
  • Improve engineered option consistency
  • Decrease delays with certificates of occupancy
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Builders Classic Golf Tournament Is Thursday, April 11 In Raleigh

Connect with home building professionals from across North Carolina as we raise money to benefit scholarships for the future of our industry.

The 17th Annual Builders Classic Golf Tournament is coming Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. Cost is $125 per player, including green fees, cart fees, beverage cart and lunch.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit scholarships for two- and four-year college students who are immediately related to an NCHBA member and who have declared their major in a construction-related field. Since 2002, more than $150,000 has been awarded to 63 deserving college students.


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