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  • 04/15/2024 10:13 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

  • 04/01/2024 10:17 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    Effective April 1, 2024, the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) will be utilizing its seven (7) updated construction application forms (building permit, electrical permit, mechanical permit, plumbing permit, plan examination, school project plan examination, and premanufactured unit) which the State Construction Code Commission (SCCC) prescribed. The updated versions of these forms are attached. Starting April 1, these forms will be available at: permits and plan reviews. Please note that BCC will not accept previous versions of these forms if they are received after March 31, 2024.

    For other units of government, the SCCC also prescribed plan review application forms and permit application forms that are substantially similar to the updated BCC forms. This may allow county and local (city, township, village) units of government to continue utilizing their forms if they are substantially similar to the updated BCC forms. BCC encourages local units of government to ensure their forms contain language and seek information required under state law, in substantial conformity with the updated BCC forms prescribed by the SCCC. Any units of government that use electronic versions of their forms through an on-line plan review and permitting system should maintain consistency for all their application form formats.

    Questions can be directed to or 517-241-9313.

  • 03/18/2024 10:15 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    MIACCA President, Phil Forner and Executive Director, M.J. D'Smith, represented MIACCA at their 2024 Conference in Orlando Florida on March 11-14th.  M.J. attended the all day Monday ACO Leadership Meeting: This all day session allowed her to share MIACCA successes and goals with other state association leaders and the ACCA leadership team. ACCA provided the group with industry experts presenting on topics to help navigate through the Inflation Reduction Act incentives, rebates and tax credits.  ACCA event planners shared insight on successful meeting tips, driving attendance and the states shared what was working and not and were provided with unique ideas.  Florida shared how their apprentice program was gaining momentum and success.  ACCA board members closed the meeting by leading a progressive discussion of how to utilize our resources together to attract more members along with some brainstorming and pilot initiatives to try with willing states.  

    Awards Ceremony: Their annual celebration honoring our industry experts was an excellent opportunity to network by connecting with new resources and reconnecting with established partners.  MIACCA member FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical was honored with the Residential Contractor of the Year award.  We are so proud to have Michigan honored.  Congratulations to the Flame team for their success!

    Congrats to the ACCA residential contractor of the year Flame Furnace ... | hvac | TikTok

    MIACCA's current President, Phil Forner and member John Sedine were honored for their time served on ACCA's board as past chairs.

    ACCA Presents Awards at Annual Conference | Contracting Business

    Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions: M.J. attended many leadership breakout sessions throughout the event.  ACCA's keynote speaker Jake Havron provided powerful insights on leading with excellence when he addressed the whole group.  M.J. then attended his small breakout session afterwards where he held an open mic Q&A session on how to bring out successful professional working relationships.  M.J. had the opportunity to hear firsthand from contractors the struggles they are having in their businesses and Jake left the small group with valuable information on how one on one discussions with team members help utilize their talents where best suited which in turn builds stronger teams and foster professional growth. Other sessions focused on leadership and team building skills, interpersonal employee relations.  She attended a panel expert IRA session with the latest updates.

    Trade Show: M.J. got to visit booths of some of our Affiliated partners such as Federated Insurance, Service Nation and FTL Finance.  Service Nation invited M.J. for a brainstorming dinner on how to utilize our membership opportunities.  She was invited to their headquarters in July for another state executive leadership session, all expenses paid and to their annual expo in Reno with complimentary conference registration.  

    MIACCA appreciates having a seat at the table and thanks ACCA for them for providing our Executive Director complimentary conference registration along with the further education and networking that benefits our valuable members and helps us to be a better organization for them.  THANK YOU ACCA!!!

  • 03/12/2024 10:18 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    The State of Michigan has adopted new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rules and codes effective March 12, 2024.  

    These include:

    To learn more about these new codes, click the links above.

    Until the electronic and hard copies are available from the International Code Council (ICC), one can use the 2021 International Mechanical Code with the Part 9A Michigan Amendments for the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code. The bureau will notify the public when the electronic and hard copy versions of each code are available for purchase and update the code books information on our website, which links to ICC for purchase.

    Pre-order your 2021 Michigan Mechanical Codes book here.

    MIACCA encourages you to note this important change that has been made to the code:

    • R 408.30947b provides for the implementation of ASHRAE 15-2022 within the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code. ASHRAE 15-2022 defines a clear path for and establishes safety standards associated with the utilization of A2L refrigerants, resulting from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule issued in late 2021. This EPA rule issued under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM), mandates an 85% reduction in the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants by 2036. Although this drawdown is 12 years away, manufacturers have begun significant production and distribution of equipment utilizing A2L refrigerants. This rule supersedes the ASHRAE 15-2019 standard listed in the Referenced Standards section of the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code.

  • 02/15/2024 11:11 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    Event Highlights
    Below are a few highlights of ACCA 2024 activities that may be of particular interest to you (all times eastern):

    • Monday, March 11:  
      • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM     -- Association Leadership Workshop
      • 6:00 - 7:30 PM            – Welcome Awards Reception
    • Tuesday, March 12:
      • 8:30 - 10:15 AM          – Opening General Session
      • 12:00 - 1:00 PM          – Contractor Forum Live: Legends of HVAC
      • 3:30 - 6:30 PM           – Expo & Welcome to Florida Party
      • 3:45 - 4:45 PM           – Events Committee Meeting
    • Wednesday, March 13:
      • 8:45 - 9:45 AM            -- Manufacturer Leadership Forum
      • 12:00 – 3:00 PM         – Expo Hall with Lunch
      • 1:45 – 2:45 PM           -- Membership Committee Meeting
      • 3:00 – 4:00 PM           -- Contractor Town Hall
      • 5:30 – 7:30 PM            – Copeland Party
    • Thursday, March 14:
      • 8:00 - 9:15 AM             – Breakfast with the Winners
      • 12:00 - 1:30 PM          – Ideas into Action with Ken Goodrich

    Click here for complete event information

    MIACCA Discount Code: Use MIACCA200 at check out for $200 off of your registration.

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    Group Hotel Rate ends this Friday!

  • 02/07/2024 3:01 PM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    Effective February 5, 2024, the Bureau of Construction Codes is realigning the Licensing and Residential Builders Sections. The two areas will now be the Licensing Section and the Enforcement Section.

    The Licensing Section will be responsible for licensing all trades under the purview of the Bureau of Construction Codes. This includes application and renewals of licenses under the Skilled Trades Regulation Act: electrical, mechanical contractor, boiler, building officials and inspectors, and plumbing; the Occupational Code, Article 24: residential builders, maintenance and alteration contractors, builder & M&A companies and salespersons; the Mobile Home Commission Act: mobile home parks, installers/repairers and dealers; the Elevator Licensing Act: elevator journeyman; and the Elevator Safety Board: elevator contractors.  If you have any questions regarding licensure or renewal, please call 517-241-9316 or send an email to

    The Enforcement Section will be responsible for accepting and processing complaints filed under the Mobile Home Commission Act, the Occupational Code: Article 24, and the Skilled Trades Regulation Act. This section is responsible for taking any administrative action against licensees. If you have any questions or would like to file a complaint, please call 517-241-9309 or send an email to

    Please take note of the changes in the above phone numbers and email addresses, as other email addresses previously associated with the residential builder regulatory program will no longer be answered after 3/1/2024.

    Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this transition.

    Bureau of Construction Code

  • 01/15/2024 8:00 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

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    Register for ACCA 2024 before Wednesday, January 31st to save $100 on registration
    ACCA 2024 offers an all new experience at the same great event!
    Taking place March 11-14 in Orlando, FL, ACCA 2024 offers everything you need to
    slingshot your HVACR business to success.!

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  • 11/10/2023 2:55 PM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    The Congressional Family Business Caucus is a group of Members of Congress that promote family businesses' role as community economic drivers, job creators, and significant donors to charitable and local needs, while strengthening the national economy and contributing to government revenues.

    Its core purpose is to educate Members of Congress on the substantial contributions that family businesses, like ACCA members, make to the American economy, the nation, and local communities. To do so, the Caucus seeks to create awareness within Congress on critical issues impacting family businesses like workforce challenges, tax policy, economic issues, and community development. Moreover, it supports a regulatory landscape that is less burdensome to family businesses, while also promoting entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Finally, the Caucus will connect Members of Congress with family businesses in their districts/home states and create a dialogue that promotes a productive exchange of ideas.

    Please take a moment to ask your elected officials in Congress to join the Congressional Family Business Caucus.

    If you have questions about the Congressional Family Business Caucus or any of ACCA's advocacy efforts, email Chris Czarnecki, ACCA's director of government relations & advocacy, at or call 703-575-4477.


  • 10/10/2023 10:41 AM | M.J. D'Smith (Administrator)

    Prepare your business for the future with a morning of in-person heat pump workshop sessions. This free summit will bring together manufacturers and distributors to hone in on the heat pump topics that matter to you. We'll outline the changes happening in the market and identify resources you need to succeed through the transition. 

    Thursday, October 26 
    8:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Detroit Marriott Southfield

    PLUS! Get first hand insights into rebates and how to get projects funded, and take the opportunity to engage with our vendors, manufacturers and distributors to dig into the specifics of your business.

    Find more details on the event website, and register to join us today! 

    Register Now

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