school districts are reminded that effective January 1, 2023, the State of
Arkansas will change to the IBC (International Building Code) 2021,
which will supersede IBC 2012. This will
apply to all new construction for Group E occupancies including new schools,
and additions and total renovations, where applicable.
Sec. 423.5, all Group E occupancies with an occupant load of 50 or more shall
have a storm shelter constructed in accordance with ICC 500.
refer to attached code IBC 2021 Section 423 – Storm Shelters.
Any questions may be directed to Dennis Free at the State Fire Marshal’s office.
State Fire Inspector
519-3803 Cell Phone