What is the Senate Enrolled Act No. 393, and how does it affect my building permit?

A new law requires contractors to disclose use of "advanced structural components" and fill out the form on the back of the building permit. This is basically I-Joists adn trusses with less than a 1 hour fire resistance (ASTM Standard E119) Building permits will not be issued without this form filled out as of July 1, 2018.


IC 22-11-21 IS is added to the Indiana Code as a new chapter to read as follows, effective July 1, 2018.

Chapter 21.Firefighter Safety Notification

Sec.1.This chapter applies only to a Class 1 or Class 2 Structure for which a building permit is issued by a city, town or county after June 30, 2018.

Sec.2. As used in this chapter, "advanced structural components" means lightweight I-joists or lightweight roof trusses that:

(1) have less mass cross-sectional area than sawn lumber of equivalent proportions used in an equivalent application; and (2) are assembled from combustible or non-combustible materials, or both.

The term does not include a structural assembly, joist, or truss that provides at least one (1) hour of fire resistance when tested in accordance with the ASTM Standard E119.