Structural Engineers Association of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Building Codes

Start with the Code

The following link is to the R.I. Office of the Secretary of State where you will find R.I. Building Code amendments and Fire Code regulations on file with the Office of the Secretary of State. Many of the Rhode Island Building Code amendments incorporate international or national codes by reference. This means you must refer to BOTH the international or national code (plus supplements, if any) AND the corresponding Rhode Island amendment.

Rhode Island State Building & Fire Code Regulations

SBC-1 2013 Rhode Island State Building Code
Incorporates the International Building Code, IBC 2012 Edition, by reference.

SBC-2 2013 Rhode Island State One and Two Family Dwelling Code
Incorporates the International Residential Code, IRC 2012 Edition, by reference.

SRC-1 2002 Rhode Island State Rehabilitation Building and Fire Code for Existing Buildings and Structures
Note - Check with building department for use of IEBC 2012.

Comparison of the RI Rehab Code SRC-1 2002 to the IEBC 2012 (For Information Only):

The SEARI Building Code Committee prepared the attached document "Comparison of the RI Rehab Code SRC-1 to the IEBC 2012".   RI may be adopting the 2012 IEBC (International Existing Building Code) to replace the current RI Rehab Code SRC-1 of 2002 sometime in 2013.  We prepared this high level overview of the two codes and major changes to building structural design provisions that will occur when Rhode Island adopts the IEBC.