Revised Exterior Elevated Elements (Balconies) Codes

The Building Standards Commission has permanently adopted revised emergency codes in regard to “Exterior Elevated Elements” (balconies, walkways, outside stairs).

The emergency codes have been in effect since January 2017.

The new codes were in response to the collapse of an apartment balcony which killed a number of people.  Take note of these new and ongoing requirements when working with elevated balconies and walking surfaces that are exposed to water from direct or blowing rain, snow, or irrigation.

Click here for building Standards Information Bulletin 17-07 regarding the Certified and permanent adoption of emergency building standards for Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) effective December 13, 2017.

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