Code Council Proposed Code Changes Monograph Available
The International Code Council has released a monograph of proposed code changes that will be heard during Code Development Hearings, Oct. 24–31 and Nov. 4–11, at the Hilton Baltimore.
The document and a coupon to order a CD of the monograph is available at www.iccsafe.org/monograph. CD copies of the monograph will be mailed for delivery on or about October 3. The compilation of code change proposals is available only on CD. As part of the Council’s green initiatives, it will no longer print and distribute the document, or supply printed copies at the hearings. The 2009/2010 ICC Code Development Hearing schedule is available at www.iccsafe.org/HearingSchedule.
Proposed code changes in the monograph are for review so those with an interest may make their views known to the relevant code committee and others with an interest. Committees hold public hearings to hear comments and arguments for or against proposed changes. Those who want to testify on any published changes must attend or be represented at the hearings.
Proposed code changes are based on the 2009 editions of the International Building, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, Private Sewage Disposal, Property Maintenance, Residential, Wildland-Urban Interface and Zoning codes.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.