ICC News Release
For Immediate Release: January 4, 2024
Contact: Donna Campbell | (734) 660-6518
dcampbell@iccsafe.org | www.iccsafe.org
Deadline for Code Change Proposals for Group A 2024 International Codes® is January 8, 2024
The code change proposal window provides the opportunity for review of and commentary on the 2024 edition of the I-Codes® for inclusion in the 2027 codes

Washington D.C.– The deadline for code change proposals for Group A of the 2024 International Codes® (I-Codes) for inclusion in the 2027 editions of the codes is Monday, January 8, 2024, 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Details about the code cycle, what each code group covers, and other relevant information can be found here. All interested parties should submit their proposals here.

Developed by the International Code Council, the I-Codes are a family of fifteen coordinated, modern building safety codes that help ensure the design and construction of safe, sustainable and affordable structures. The I-Codes are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world.

“The code development process is open to input from all interested stakeholders,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “Building codes and standards are the foundation of our system of building safety. Widespread participation in this important process helps to ensure that the I-Codes incorporate the latest advancements in building science, and to facilitate participation from around the world, we have perfected the use of our online Code Development portal which we launched ten years ago.”

The development of the I-Codes is a transparent consensus process that allows industry professionals, building safety advocates and the public the opportunity to influence the future of safety in the built environment. 

The 2024-2026 code development process will include three significant changes to the existing process. First, there is the addition of a second Committee Action Hearing for each code group. This allows for more in-depth vetting of code change proposals and greater opportunity for participants to respond to and submit comments. The second notable change is the introduction of a single Public Comment Hearing in 2026 for Group A and B codes. Finally, a single Online Governmental Consensus Vote for both Group A and B codes is scheduled for 2026.

After the code change proposals are submitted, expert committees will review the proposed changes at the Committee Action Hearings in Orlando, Florida, on April 7-16. The hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers, construction trade associations 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 has posted the hearing schedule on Codes & Standards – ICC (iccsafe.org) and plans to post proposed code changes at the end of February.

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.
  • For more information on the code development process, visit here.


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