Development of the 2024 International Codes begins this week
The deadline to submit proposed changes to the 2024 International Codes (I-Codes), Group A, is Monday, Jan. 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 15 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 I-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 Private Sewage Disposal Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Residential Code (IRC–Mechanical, IRC–Plumbing), International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, and the 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, 2021.
- To submit a code change proposal, visit cdpACCESS. 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 www.iccsafe.org/cdpaccess.
- Questions about the virtual Committee Action Hearings? Read our frequently asked questions
- Download infographic about the process: How It Works.