January 6, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Stanford
AUSTIN - Relocatable educational facilities (REF), also called “portable” classrooms, were added January 1, 2010, to the list of Industrialized Housing and Building (IHB) structures regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) under Chapter 1202 of the Occupations Code.
Many “portable” classrooms are constructed on-site at a school in a manner that allows them to be easily moved in the future. The previous IHB law only covered housing and buildings constructed at a manufacturing facility, but as of January 1, 2010, Chapter 1202 recognizes a REF constructed at the school as a portable modular building and requires that units purchased or leased on or after January 1, 2010, comply with all IHB requirements.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation encourages all school boards, administrators, principals and facility supervisors to familiarize themselves with the new rules before purchasing or leasing a REF or any other portable building.
The rules adopted and effective January 1, 2010, include:
Finally, these buildings must pass a final inspection performed by either the municipality or a Council approved inspector and receive a certification decal from TDLR before being occupied.For more information regarding IHB law please contact: email@example.com or call 512-539-5735.