Ohio’s Board of Building Standards has adopted the 2017 OBC with an effective date of November 1.  A combined update of the 2012 and 2015 editions of the IBC, along with Ohio amendments, the new code includes significant improvements to health care (aligning much more closely with the 2000 Life SafetyCode), as well as an updated version of Chapter 34.  Ohio is not adopting the IEBC.