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Current Code Development Cycle 

View the table below for the documentation of each phase of the 2012/2013/2014 Code Development Cycle which will result in the 2015 I-Codes. The current phase is highlighted. Information is posted as the Code Development process proceeds.

This is the first full cycle where the codes will be split into three groups with a Committee Action Hearing and Public Comment Hearing in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The code groupings are indicated on the Code Development Schedule posted below.

Several parts of Group B codes are the responsibility of Group A Code Development Committees and vice versa. For information on Group A, B and C committee responsibilities, click here.

2012/2013/2014 Code Development


Code Development Schedule

Updated: May 27, 2014

Call for Committees

Application deadline: August 1, 2011

2012 Cycle - Group A (COMPLETED)


Group A: IBC, IFGC, IMC, IPC/IPSDC and Group B Code provisions heard by Group A Committees
Committee Rosters

Group A committee responsibilities

Public Proposal Form

Code change deadline: January 3, 2012

Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changes

Meeting date: February 22, 2012

CDH Hearing Schedule

Updated: March 9, 2012

Proposed Changes

Posted: March 12, 2012

Code Development Hearings (CDH)

April 29 – May 8, 2012
Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas, TX


April 29 – May 8, 2012

Code Development Hearing Results

Posted: May 14 2012

Report of Hearings

Posted: June 8, 2012

Public Comments Information & Instructions

Comments due: August 1, 2012

FAH Hearing Schedule

Posted: August 24, 2012

Final Action Agenda

Posted: September 10, 2012

Hearing Order (Word Format)
Word Format: please right click link, select "save target as" and save to your computer.

Posted: September 12, 2012

Final Action Hearings (FAH)

October 24–28, 2012
Oregon Convention Center; Portland, OR


October 24–28, 2012

Updated Hearing Orders and Final Action Results

Update daily during FAH

Summary of Final Action Group A Code Changes

November 2, 2012

Board Action on G201-12

Posted: January 2, 2013

2013 Cycle - Group B (COMPLETED)


Group B: Admin, IEBC, IECC, IFC, ICCPC, IPMC, IRC, ISPSC , IWUIC, IZC and Group A Code provisions heard by Group B Committees
Committee Rosters

Group B committee responsibilities

Public Proposal Form

Code change deadline: January 3, 2013

Administrative Update of currently Referenced Standards

Due as a code change: January 3, 2013

Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changes

TBD (approx. mid-February, 2013)

Committee Action Hearing (formerly Code Development Hearing) Schedule

Posted: February 20, 2013

Proposed Changes

Posted: March 11, 2013

Proposed Changes - Updated
(March 22, April 2, April 5)

Updated: April 5, 2013

Committee Action Hearings (CAH)

April 21–30, 2013
Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas, TX


April 21–30, 2013

Committee Action Hearing Results

Posted: May 16, 2013

Report of Committee Action Hearings

Posted: May 31, 2013

Public Comments Information & Instructions

Comments due: July 15, 2013

Public Comment Hearing (formerly Final Action Hearing) Schedule

Posted: August 5, 2013

Public Comment Agenda

Posted: August 28, 2013

Public Comment Hearings (PCH)

October 2–10, 2013
Atlantic City Convention Center; Atlantic City, NJ


October 2–10, 2013

Updated Hearing Order and Results

Updated daily (October 2–10, 2013)

Summary of Final Action Group B Code Changes

Posted: October 18, 2013

2014 Cycle - Group C: Implementation of cdpACCESS


Group C: IgCC
Committee Rosters

Group C committee responsibilities

Log on to cdpACCESS

System enabled Nov. 15, 2013

Online code change submittal

Code Change deadline: Jan. 10, 2014
(date changed from January 6, 2014)

Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changes

TBD (Approx. mid-February, 2014)

Committee Action Hearing (CAH) Schedule

Updated March 3, 2014

Proposed Changes

Posted: March 14, 2014

Proposed Changes - Updated

Posted: April 1, 2014

Analysis of Proposed Standards

Updated April 1, 2014

Copyright release for CAH floor modifications
Standard copyright form
Alternate copyright release form

Posted: March 12, 2014

Committee Action Hearings (CAH)

April 27 – May 4, 2014
Memphis Cook Convention Center; Memphis, TN


April 27 – May 4, 2014

Updated Hearing Order and Results

Updated daily (April 27 – May 4, 2014)

Committee Action Hearing Results

Posted May 9, 2014

Online CAH Assembly Floor Motion Voting period

May 19-30, 2014

Report of Committee Action Hearings (CAH)

June 6, 2014

Online public comment submittal

Public Comment deadline: July 16, 2014

Public Comment Hearing (PCH) Schedule

August 14, 2014

Public Comment Agenda

Posted: August 27, 2014

Public Comment Hearings (PCH)

October 1–7, 2014
Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center; Fort Lauderdale, FL


October 1–7, 2014

Updated Hearing Order and Results

Updated daily (October 1–7, 2014)

Public Comment Hearing Results

Posted: October 15, 2014
Updated: October 20, 2014

PCH Hearing Order for Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV)

Posted: October 14, 2014

Online Governmental Consensus Voting period

October 17 - 31, 2014

Summary of Final Action Group C Code Changes

Posted: November 14, 2014


  • Be sure to review the document entitled "Group A, Group B and Group C Code Development Committee Responsibilities" posted at www.iccsafe.org/responsibilities which identifies committee responsibilities which are different than Group A, B and C codes which may impact the applicable code change cycle and resulting code change deadline. This document is also linked from the Public Code Change Proposal Form. As an example, throughout Chapter 9 of the IBC (a Group A code), there are numerous sections which include an "[F]" which indicates that the provisions of the section are maintained by the Fire Code Development Committee (a Group B code).
  • The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) were subjected to a full cycle of code development in 2011 resulting in 2012 editions published in March/2012.
  • Group B "Admin" includes code change proposals submitted to Chapter 1 of all the I-Codes except the IECC, IgCC, IRC, ISPSC, and the ICCPC and the administrative update of referenced standards in all the 2012 I-Codes. Proposed changes to Chapter 1 of the IECC, IgCC, IRC, ISPSC and ICCPC will be considered by the applicable Code Development Committee.
  • Final Action Hearing note: The dates indicated for the Final Action Hearings are based on an assumed start of the hearings on the Wednesday of the respective Annual Conference. Public comment volume may dictate that the Final Action Hearing on one or more of the codes be held on Monday afternoon (with the code completed in the Monday session) in order for the Final Action Agenda for all the codes to be completed in the time allotted. Be sure to consult the posted Final Action Hearing Schedule.
  • A comprehensive review of the 2012 – 2014 code groupings will be performed no later than upon receipt of IgCC code change proposals in January/2014 with the potential for 2015 – 2017 code groupings to change. Any changes will be posted at that time. The 2015 – 2017 Cycle will begin with Group A code change proposals due January 5, 2015.
  • This updated schedule utilizes the revised hearing terms noted in the cdp ACCESS report, as follows:

Old term
Code Development Hearing
Report of the Public Hearing
Final Action Agenda
Final Action Hearing

Revised term
Committee Action Hearing
Report of the Committee Action Hearing
Public Comment Agenda
Public Comment Hearing

Code Official Institute - December 2014
2015 I-Codes