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Industrial/Modular building requirements

Minnesota State Building Code Chapter 1361 governs the construction of all industrialize/modular buildings and the manufacturing systems and components. This chapter applies to all industrialized/modular buildings manufactured for use or occupancy in Minnesota.

Industrialized/modular buildings are structures manufactured at a location other than the permanent site of occupancy. Industrialized/modular buildings include but are not limited to: modular buildings that are factory built single family and multi-family housing and non-residential structures such as detached educational classrooms, communications and power equipment buildings.

These buildings may be a single whole section or of multiple sections designed to be transported and permanently assembled on a foundation system. Since these building are manufactured and shipped with most of the structures components installed and finished, it is defined as a building of "closed construction."

Minnesota Chapter 1361.0200 Subp.4 "Industrialized/Modular Building" means a building of closed construction, constructed so that concealed parts of processes of manufacture cannot be inspected at the site without disassembly, damage or destruction and made or assembled in manufacturing facilities, or assembly and installation on the building site.

All industrialized/modular building must comply with the Minnesota State Building Code in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, Model Rule and Regulations for Industrialized/Modular Buildings and the amendments contained in the chapter.

Compliance with the Minnesota State building Code is evidenced by a permanent seal and data plate. An Industrialized Building Commission Seal and Code Compliance Data Plate are required to be affixed to each building and/or building section prior to transport or entering Minnesota.

Minnesota's Industrial/Modular Building Code:

Industrialized/modular building manufacturer plans and systems submittal information
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