International Code Council Board of Directors approves new partnerships, appoints new committee members and reviews changes to the code development process
The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors held a productive, in-person meeting on May 11 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with a series of meetings held by the Inter-Jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC), an organization focused on the promotion of effective international collaboration concerning performance-based building regulatory systems. Many ICC Board members also attended the IRCC meetings.
At its May meeting, the Board approved:
- A memorandum of understanding between the Code Council and the Modular Building Institute to jointly advance and promote the use of off-site construction. https://www.iccsafe.org/about-icc/periodicals-and-newsroom/modular-building-institute-and-international-code-council-come-together-to-accelerate-modular-and-off-site-construction/
- The development of an exploratory committee to evaluate and plan the creation of the National Disaster Response Network, a joint effort by the Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations.
- The Code Council’s support of HR 746 Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2017, a federal grant program that authorizes up to $250,000 per year per university to begin, expand and/or improve its fire safety education programs and increase fire safety awareness among students. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/746/text
- Technical committee appointments for the Compliance Code Action Committee, Water Efficiency Rating Index Committee, Association of Pool & Spa Professionals representative on the Plumbing, Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code Action Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Healthcare. The full list of appointments is below.
In addition, the Board reviewed the stakeholder feedback for the 2021 code development process. The Board will appoint a board-level committee to study the feedback on the proposed long-term changes to the process. For details or questions, please contact ICC Technical Services Senior Vice President Mike Pfeiffer at 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4338. Code Council staff are directed to solicit comments on the following points for the 2018–2019 cycle: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Draft CP-28 revisions to clarify the procedures for code change submittals that are intended to coordinate International Code text with proposed updates of currently referenced standards.
- Solicit input on a possible change to the Committee Action Hearing (CAH) process to require code change modifications to be submitted and posted in advance of the CAH and not permitted to be submitted at the CAH.
- Draft CP-28 revisions to require that proposed changes to the CAH and Public Comment Hearing (PCH) orders must be acceptable to the proponent of the code change.
- Draft CP-28 revisions to specifically allow tabling of code changes at the CAH and PCH.
- Draft CP-28 revisions to require a cost-impact statement and substantiation for public comment submittals in addition to the current requirements for code change submittals.
- Develop a procedure to formalize the process for providing input to the Code Correlation Committee relative to evaluating final action correlation issues as noted in Section 11.2 of CP-28.
New committee appointments:
- Compliance Code Action Committee — Jon-Paul Cardin, American Iron and Steel Institute, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Paul D. Coats, PE, CBO, American Wood Council, Rock Hill, S.C.; Fred Thomas Stokley, Jr., Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington, Ky.; Michael L. Savage, Sr., MCP, city of Rio Rancho, N.M.; James W. Sayers, Clackamas County, Ore.; Winnie M. Sung, AIA, NCARB CCS, CCA LEED AP BD&C, Glave and Holmes Architecture, Richmond, Va.; John K. Taecker, PE, UL LLC, Fremont, Calif.; Mark Walsh, AIA, Perkins + Will, Chicago, Ill.; Dale Wilson, AIA, Jensen Hughes, Lincolnshire, Ill.
- Water Efficiency Rating Index Committee — Brett Cook, city of Boardman, Ore.; Andrew Espinoza, city of San Antonio/Development Services Department, Texas; David Sauter, Hatfiled Township, Pa.
- Association of Pool & Spa Professionals representative on the Plumbing, Mechanical & Fuel Gas Code Action Committee — Carvin DiGiovanni, Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, Washington, D.C.
- Ad Hoc Committee on Healthcare — Jonathan Flannery, CHFM, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, American Hospital Association, Chicago, Ill.; Garold Hamilton, PE, Rep: ASHE, Smith Group JJR, Washington, D.C.; Wayne R. Jewell, CBO, Green Oak Charter Township, Brighton, Mich.; William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Inc., Columbia, Md.; Henry Kosarzycki, State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services, Greendale, Wis.; Jeffrey T. Oâ€™Neill, AIA, ACHA, Rep: ASHE, Penn Medicine/Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.; Tim Peglow, PE, Rep: ASHE, Patient Care & Prevention Facilities, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Bradley S. Pollitt, AIA, Rep: ASHE, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, Fla.; James Sayers, Clackamas County, Ore.; John I. Williams, CBO, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Wash.