Presently, the Uniform Construction Codes are based on the 2009 edition of the I-codes. On October 18, 2012, the Review and Advisory Council (RAC) decided not to adopt any of the 2012 I-codes. This will not impact most residential fire and life safety businesses because the 2009 IRC requires the installation of CO detection and permits household fire alarm systems to be installed as a primary form of smoke detection. However because the RAC decided not to adopt the 2012 IBC, CO detection will not be required in Group-R occupancies such as hotels, dormitories and dwelling units within apartments buildings.
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The new requirements in the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC) are the result of the International Code Council (ICC) membership approving a proposal during the May 2010 Final Action Hearing to require the installation of CO detection in new and existing Group-R and Group-I occupancies, such as hotels, dormitories, apartment buildings, hospitals and nursing homes.
On July 13, 2011, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed HB 5326, Public Act No. 11-248 into law. The Act requires public or non-public school buildings, newly constructed on or after January 1, 2012, to install carbon monoxide (CO) detection. This is a good win for enhancing the life safety of students and facilities in Connecticut.