The Construction Industries Commission is conducting Public Hearings to consider rolling back the enhanced codes to the 2009 base code. The current enhanced New Mexico statewide building codes are 10% higher in energy conservation mandates than the 2009 International Base Code (IBC). This makes New Mexico one of the most expensive states in the entire country to build new or remodel existing buildings. This rollback will keep New Mexico competitive without discouraging new construction in the state.
The Public Hearings will be conducted on:
• June 2, 2011, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: FARMINGTON – McGee Park Convention Center, #41 Road 5568, Bloomfield Hwy
• June 2, 2011, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: ROSWELL, NM – City Council Chambers, 421 N. Richardson
• June 2, 2011, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: LAS CRUCES, NM – Las Cruces Public Schools Administrative Offices, 505 South Main Street, Suite 249, Conference Room A
• June 2, 2011, 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm: ALBUQUERQUE, NM – RLD/CID Main Conference Room: 5200 Oakland Avenue, NE
Copies of the proposed rules are currently available on the Construction Industries Division’s website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/cid/and at the CID office in Santa Fe.
You are invited to attend and express your opinion on these proposed rules changes. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may send your written comments to the Construction Industries Division, 2550 Cerrillos Road, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504, Attention: Public Comments. FAX (505) 476-4685. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., June 2, 2011.
If you are able to attend and voice your concerns, please do so. The rollback may be voted on as early as the June 10th at the Construction Industries Commission meeting.