Aloha fellow proposed Bill 270 Building Code stakeholder
This morning, June 7, 2011, the County Council heard the first reading
of Bill 270 Proposed Building Code, Bill 269 Proposed Plumbing Code
and Bill 268 Proposed Electrical Code. Only 2 people spoke on Bill
270 and one each on the others. All three bills passed the first
reading unanimously. The second and final hearing will be July 22,
2011. If passed at that hearing the three bills become the law of
Hawaii County 90 days later.
The proposed Bill 270 Building Code includes by adoption many other documents:
Bill 270 Proposed Chapter 5 BUILDING ( Available to print off the
County web site. )
The International Building Code, 2006 Edition ( 1738 pages, $179.00,
You may review at County Clerks Office, Public Works Office, Hilo
Library Reference or buy it. ) ( I will suggest the IBC be adopted as
reference – not a part of the code. ) ( page 1 of Bill 270 )
The International Energy Conservation Code, 2006/2007 ( Chicago Energy
Code – Miami, FL zone 1 applies to all 13 Hawaii Island climate zones
State of Hawaii Building Code
There maybe more and on page 4, Bill 270 there are 10 more other laws.
Our goal should be a common sense Building Code written for the
inhabitants of Hawaii Island that reduces the cost of building to
provide affordable housing for all.