Can I Really Do This? Here’s What the Law Says
Choose to Innovate Your Code Compliance (Continued)

MCL125.1504(8) Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act “If the Michigan residential code is updated on a 6-year cycle, then use of a

material, product, method of manufacture, or method or manner of construction or installation provided for in an interim edition of the international residential code is authorized throughout this state and shall be permitted, but shall not be mandated, by an enforcing agency or its building official or inspectors. However, the enforcing agency or its building official or inspectors may require that if such a material, product, method of manufacture, or method or manner of construction or installation provided for in an interim edition of the international residential code is used, the use shall comply with all applicable requirements set forth in the interim edition of the international residential code.”

R104.11 Alternative materials, design and methods of construction and equipment 2015 Michigan Residential Code

“The provisions of the code are not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any deign or method of construction not specifically prohibited in the code, if the alternative has been approved. An alternative material, design, or method of construction shall be approved where the building official finds the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the provisions of the code, and that the material, method, or work offered is, for the purpose intended, is at least the equivalent of that prescribed in the code.”