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!