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NAHB members have an opportunity to participate in the code development process by representing the nation’s home builders on the code committees and councils of the International Code Council (ICC).
More than 18 committees and councils will oversee the 2012-15 code development cycle — including six code committees considering changes to the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC).
The nomination process for selecting NAHB representatives is now open.
Click here for a complete list of the 2012 ICC code committees.
NAHB representation on all of these ICC committees and councils is an integral part of the association's overall involvement in the code development process.
NAHB representatives on the committees are required to attend Provisions Oversight Group meetings in Washington, D.C., prior to the hearings to help review proposed changes and develop an NAHB position on them.
NAHB covers the travel expense for these meetings.
All code committee members are required to participate in conference calls before the hearings, to review the proposals assigned to them and to attend the code development hearings.
Attending the hearings — including travel — takes two to three days, depending upon the committee.
The IRC-Building/Energy Code Committee hearings may last as long as five days.
Members of the committees and councils travel at the ICC’s expense to participate at these meetings.
The 2012-15 cycle is the first time in which hearings are being divided into Groups A and B, with separate hearings in 2012 and 2013.
The codes being heard in 2012 are:
- International Building Code
- International Fuel Gas Code
- International Mechanical Code
- International Plumbing Code
- International Private Sewage Disposal Code
The codes being heard in 2013 are:
- International Existing Building Code
- International Energy Conservation Code
- International Fire Code
- International Green Construction Code
- International Property Management Code
- International Residential Code
- International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
- International Zoning Code
The deadline for applying to become an NAHB representative is Thursday, May 12.
Applicants need to complete a background information form, which can be obtained from Steve Orlowski at NAHB.
For more information or to apply, email Orlowski, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8303.
A quick reference to the 2009 International Residential Code, the user-friendly field guide provides easy-to-read code requirements for every aspect of residential construction and is packed with illustrations, tables, figures and a glossary.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.