A new law requires contractors to disclose the use of “advanced structural components” (See back of building permit). This is basically I-Joist and trusses with less than a one hour fire resistance (ASTME119)
State Enrolled Act No. 393
Section 1.IC22-11-21 is added to the Indiana Code as a new chapter to read as follows [Effective July 1, 2018]:
Chapter 21.Firefighter Safety Notification
Sec. t. 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 noncombustible materials, or both.
This 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.