New NC Laws for Engineers, Architects, & other Construction Professionals (Tue Tip)

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Today’s Tip is a big one….. a turkey-sized offering in advance of Thanksgiving.   At least 19 new North Carolina laws that effect construction professionals were passed this legislative season.  They run the gamut, including public project bidding requirements, building permits, code issues, and the use of design-build building methods.  For a complete listing of each bill that may effect your practice, check out this Legislative Spreadsheet prepared by Harry Lancaster of Lancaster, Craig & Associates, a North Carolina-based government relations firm based in Raleigh.

Of particular note to Design Professionals:

Senate Bill 708/Session Law 2011-269 reconciles certain rules adopted by the Building Council relating to the January 1, 2012 effective date of certain portions of the 2012 Energy Conservation Code and the 2012 NC Residential Code.

House Bill 616/Session Law 2011-304, which modifies regulations for Engineers and Land Surveyors, including general requirements for licensure.

Check out the spreadsheet for the other construction laws.  You can go directly to the language of the laws from links on the spreadsheet.  Happy reading!

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