New Building Codes Adopted in Maine

On January 23, 2018, the Maine Department of Public Safety – Bureau of Building Codes and Standards approved amendments to the newest edition of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC), Maine Uniform Building Code (MUBEC), and Maine Uniform Energy Code (MUEC).

Code Basis

The model codes for each of the three (3) Uniform codes is as follows:

  • MUBEC
    • 2015 Edition of International Building Code (IBC)
    • 2015 Edition of International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
    • 2015 Edition of International Residential Code (IRC)
    • 2009 Edition of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • MUBC
    • 2015 Edition of International Building Code (IBC)
    • 2015 Edition of International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
    • 2015 Edition of International Residential Code (IRC)
  • MUEC
    • 2009 Edition of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Each of the codes is amended by the State of Maine and those amendments can be found at the following links:

MUBC – Commercial Amendments

MUBC – Existing Building Code Amendments

MUEC – Energy Conservation Amendments

MUBC – Residential Amendments

The adoption of these new codes requires each municipality which adopts these codes to begin enforcing the new regulations. Projects which aren’t permitted prior the municipality being enforcement are required to comply with the codes outlined above.

Have questions on the amendments to the code and how they may affect your facility? Contact us with questions about the implications of the code change!