Deadline Nears for New Code Amendment Proposals
The deadline for submitting code amendment proposals for the next editions of the International Code Council family of building codes is Aug. 20.
The International Residential Code, the International Building Code and the International Energy Conservation Code are three of the “I-Code” family of documents that govern home building practices in more than 90% of jurisdictions in the United States.
Anyone — builders, manufacturers, local code officials or other interest groups — can submit proposals to the ICC for any of its codes. NAHB typically submits to the ICC a number of proposals on behalf of the residential building industry on the most critical issues at hand, such as those dealing with hurricane-resistant construction and energy conservation.
The code amendment proposal deadline marks the end of the first stage of ICC’s 18-month code development cycle. After the Aug. 20 deadline, NAHB will begin preparations for public hearings next February, when each submitted proposal will be considered and initially approved or rejected by ICC’s code development committees.
NAHB builder members who would like to suggest the consideration of code changes for NAHB sponsorship should e-mail Steve Orlowski at NAHB by Aug. 13, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8303.