2011 Puerto Rico Building Code (PRBC)


In February 2011, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico adopted the 2011 Puerto Rico Building Code (PRBC), which references nine 2009 International Code Council model codes, including the 2009 IECC. The 2011 PRBC also includes the 2009 International Building, Residential, Fire, Energy Conservation, Plumbing, Private Sewage Disposal, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Existing Building Codes with local amendments.

As an ICC code user, Puerto Rico will benefit from the ICC code development process, which offers a forum for building professionals to discuss performance and prescriptive code requirements. The Code Council will work with Puerto Rico’s recently created Office of Permit Management (OGPE) and its partners to provide building code programs for design and construction professionals. ICC also will assist the PRBC.

The previous Puerto Rico Building Code was a state-specific code, and was mandatory for all new residential and commercial construction in the commonwealth.  It was based on ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-1989 and became effective December 8, 1999.

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Date Passed: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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