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April Committee Action Hearing Next Step to Develop 2015 I-Codes Code changes up for consideration include Residential, Fire, Energy Conservation, Swimming Pool and Spa Codes
International Code Council Members and other building safety professionals will gather at a Committee Action Hearing to discuss, debate and take action on about 2,000 code change proposals submitted to the Group B 2012 codes. The Committee Action Hearing, previously referred to as a Code Development Hearing, includes code change proposals submitted to the “Group B” codes: the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), International Code Council Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities (ICCPC), International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) and International Zoning Code (IZC). Action also will be taken on Chapter 1 of all the I-Codes, except the International Green Construction Code, and the administrative update of referenced standards in the 2012 I-Codes. The outcome of the hearing, April 21-30 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, will be the basis for the 2015 Group B codes to be finalized at a Public Comment Hearing, formerly called a Final Action Hearing, later this year in Atlantic City, N.J. “Participating in code development is an important responsibility that allows our Members to have a direct impact on saving lives and creating a safe, sustainable and affordable built environment,” said ICC Board President Ronald Piester. “Industry participation ensures the International Codes are updated based on building science and knowledge from past experiences to create the most resilient homes and buildings possible.”To vote on assembly motions at the Dallas hearings, all ICC Members must submit new or updated membership information no later than April 11. Information can be submitted at www.iccsafe.org/gvr. There is no cost to register to attend the hearing. For more information and to register in advance, visit www.iccsafe.org/SpringHearings. Advance registration allows the ICC to verify voting credentials for Members and plan appropriately based on the expected number of attendees. The ICC governmental consensus process is an open, inclusive process that allows input from all individuals and groups. Final decisions at the Public Comment Hearings are made by ICC Governmental Member voting representatives and Honorary Members who represent the public’s interest.ICC has negotiated a preferred rate at the Sheraton Dallas of $149 a night if reserved before March 29. Government Rates also are available and subject to availability. SuperShuttle ground transportation has special ICC rates from both Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field of $14 per person one way or $26 roundtrip using the ICC group code: 88BAT.The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.