Georgia has both the rolling southern countryside of legend, and some of America’s most dynamic urban areas, such as metro Atlanta and Columbus. A fast-growing state—whose population has already increased nearly 5% since the last census—and a booming economy spell the need for more housing and MDUs. And there’s room for new Georgia MDU construction in both the major cities and smaller areas, including Augusta, Savannah, Athens, and Sandy Springs. More townhouses, apartments, and condos are needed to match the across-the-board dynamism of this growing state.

Georgia building codes are important for MDU developers to know, since Georgia is a mixed state. In other words, the state mandates some codes but allows cities to determine the design and implementation of others.

The mandatory codes are:

International Building Code

International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

International Fire Code

International Plumbing Code

International Mechanical Code

International Fuel Gas Code

National Electrical Code

International Energy Conservation Code

The permissive codes are:

Disaster Resilient Building Code IBC Appendix

Disaster Resilient Building Code IRC Appendix

International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

International Property Maintenance Code

International Existing Building Code

National Green Building Standard

You may already follow some of these, but if not, it is important to understand which codes are in effect in whichever city you choose to build.

Whatever your Georgia MDU construction project, Aerial Electric is here to provide electrical expertise, from the design and budget phase, to when the lights turn on. Contact us today to see how our electrical consulting and construction expertise can turn your project into a success!


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