Development of the 2024 International Codes begins this week

Washington, D.C. – The deadline to submit proposed changes to the 2024 International Codes (I-Codes), Group A, is Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. All interested parties must submit their proposals through the code development website, cdpACCESS.

The I-Codes – developed by the International Code Council – are a family of fifteen coordinated, modern building safety codes and standards used throughout the world that protect against disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. The code change submission process marks the beginning of the code development process for the 2024 I-Codes. This process takes place every three years and is open, transparent and inclusive. All interested parties are encouraged to participate by submitting a code change proposal, testifying at the code hearings or applying for a position with a Code Development Committee.

The Group A Codes include the International Building Code (IBC-Egress, IBC-Fire Safety, IBC-General); International Fire Code; International Fuel Gas Code; International Mechanical Code; International Plumbing Code; International Property Maintenance Code; International Private Sewage Disposal Code; International Residential Code (IRC-Mechanical, IRC-Plumbing); International Swimming Pool and Spa Code; International Wildland-Urban Interface Code; and International Zoning Code.

After the code change proposals are submitted, expert committees will consider the proposed changes for recommendation at the virtual Committee Action Hearings scheduled for April 11 through May 5, 2021. The hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers, contractors and other interested parties the opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A codes. In advance of the hearings, the Code Council will release the hearing schedule and post proposed code changes on Monday, March 1.

Additional resources:

  • To submit a code change proposal, visit cdpACCESS.com. Anyone can submit a code change, but registration is required. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes.
  • For more information about cdpACCESS, visit iccsafe.org/cdpaccess.
  • Questions about the Virtual Committee Action Hearings? Read our frequently asked questions webpage.
  • Download infographic about the process: How It Works.

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About the International Code Council

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2021 Group A Proposed Changes.

The 2021 Group A proposed changes are posted. Click here for the Group A website page for Group A cycle document postings.

2021 Group A CAH Hearing Schedule

Virtual 2021 Committee Action Hearings

2021 Group A Committee Action Hearings FAQs

UPDATED 2021–2022 ICC Code Development Cycle schedule

The 2021/2022 Code Development Schedule updated January 20, 2021

2021/2022 ICC Code Committee Responsibility Matrix available

ICC Reference Standards Guide

The ICC Reference Standards Guide developed by the ICC Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is now available.

2021 / 2022 Code Development Cycle

ICC Committee Activities

Throughout the current cycle, ICC committees have been put in place to study specific technical issues and participate in the ICC Code Development Process. Below is a list of current committees and a link to their respective web pages:

For a link to all committees and councils, click here.

 

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2021 / 2022 Code Development Information
2021 / 2022 Code Development Schedule Posted: March 17, 2020
Updated December 1, 2020
Call for Committees Posted: March 17, 2020
Due: June 15, 2020
Code Committee Responsibility Matrix Posted: October 13, 2020

 

2021 Cycle - Group A Information
Group A Codes Committee Rosters
IBC- E, IBC - FS, IBC -G, IFC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, IPMC,IPSDC, IRC – M, IRC- P, ISPSC, IWUIC, IZC
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALS Deadline: January 11, 2021
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDS Deadline: February 15, 2021
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES” Posted: March 1, 2021
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) Meetings held virtually:
April 11-21,2021
April 25-May5, 2021
WEBCAST Live April 11-21, April 25-May 5, 2021
UPATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTS Updated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
CAH HEARING VIDEOS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING” Scheduled: May 24, 2021
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS July 2, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
VOTER VALIDATION
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY AC September 22-29, 2021
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PAAC: September 19-22, 2021
WEBCAST Active September 22-29, 2021
UPDATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTS Updated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV) Approx 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICAL OGCV RESULTS Approx. 2 weeks after conclusion of OGCV Posted
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP A RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.
2022 Cycle - Group B Information
Group B Codes Committee Rosters
Admin, IBC-S, IEBC, IECC-C, IECC-R/IRC-E, IgCC (Ch. 1),
IRC – B
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALS January 10, 2022
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES” Scheduled: February 23, 2022
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS/FAQ’S
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) March 27 - April 6, 2022
Rochester Riverside Convention Center; Rochester, NY
WEBCAST Active: March 27 - April 6
UPATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTS Updated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING” Scheduled: May 9, 2022
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS June 20, 2022
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY AC September 14-21, 2022, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisvile, KY

AC: September 11-14, 2022

WEBCAST Active: September 14-21, 2022
UPDATED HEARING ORDERS Updated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTS Updated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV) Approximately 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICIAL OGCV RESULTS Approximately 2 weeks after the conclusion of the OGCV
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP B RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.