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Maryland structure. The intent of the Code
is to encourage and enable expanded in-
dustrialized building activity in the State.
Buildings and building sub-system compo-
nents that are certified by the State under
this Code can be used or erected anywhere
in Maryland, regardless of local building
codes, but must of course comply with local
zoning laws. Manufacturers who do not seek
or receive State certification must comply
with all local codes. The Code also applied
to mobile homes offered for sale within the
State. Any mobile home manufactured after
January 1, 1973 and up to June 15, 1976
had to pass State certification (Code 1957,
1971 Repl. Vol., 1975 Supp., Art 41, sees.
266 EE-1-266 EE-6). The Federal Gov-
ernment adopted a new HUD standard
effective June 15, 1976 which superseded
the Maryland standard. The Codes Division
will continue to perform inspection func-
tions in assistance to enforcement of the
HUD standard, under the provisions of
Article 41, Section 266EE-7.
The Model Performance Code was
adopted by Chapter 663, Acts of 1971. The
basis of the State's Model Performance Code
is the Building Officials and Code Adminis-
trators International Basic Building Code
(BOCA). It is the intent of the General
Assembly that this code eventually be
adopted throughout the State to allow build-
ers to adapt their materials to a single set
of modern, flexible standards (Code 1957,
1971 Repl. Vol., 1975 Supp., Art. 41, sec.
A Safety Glazing law was adopted by
Chapter 116, Laws of 1973 which required
the use of safety glazing in all hazardous
locations after July 1, 1973. This was an
updating of a previous less restrictive law.
Administration of this law is performed by
the Codes Administration Division (Code
1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., 1975 Supp., Art.
41, sees. 266GG-1-266GG-6).
A requirement to include provisions to
promote energy conservation in the Model
Performance Code was adopted by the Leg-
islature in 1974. Action has been taken to
do this, but it has been delayed in order
to utilize a national energy standard which
is being developed by the three national

model performance code associations (Code
1957, 1971 Repl. Vol. and 1975 Supp.,
Art. 41, sec. 257J).
Chairman: Henry P. Wojtanowski
Willard E. Bryant, Dr. Cleveland A. Chand-
ler, Sanford W. Daily, Eugene A. Delmar,
Louis Gershenow, Octavio F. Grande,
Lester Matz, Harry L. Whitehead.
2525 Riva Road,
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 269-3161
The Industrialized Building and Mobile
Homes Act of Chapter 662, Acts of 1971
prescribed that the certification and inspec-
tion of industrialized buildings and mobile
homes be done in part by accredited local
enforcement agency personnel, and author-
ized the Secretary of the Maryland Depart-
ment of Economics and Community Devel-
opment to establish a program of training
and accreditation of such personnel. In order
to assist the Secretary of Economic and
Community Development to certify code
enforcement inspectors, the Maryland In-
dustrialized Building and Mobile Homes
Code provides for the appointment by the
Secretary of a Code Enforcement Certifica-
tion Board.
The Board consists of nine members,
three of whom are to be Certified Code
Enforcement Officials and one member each
from the following groups and agencies:
licensed architect, registered engineer, rep-
resentative of the Maryland Department of
Economic and Community Development,
educator, member of the Advisory Com-
mission on Industrialized Building and Mo-
bile Homes, and a building industry repre-
sentative. The Board is responsible for:
recommending standards for certification of
code enforcement personnel; examining and
certifying qualified applicants; reviewing
qualifications for certification; revoking cer-
tification where warranted; keeping records
of all its proceedings; maintaining a current
list of certified code enforcement officials;
and making an annual report to the Secre-
tary (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41,
sec. 266EE-4).

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