Bylaws Committee

Code Council Bylaws Committee

The International Code Council Bylaws serve as the primary governing document of the association. The Code Council Bylaws Committee was established to evaluate proposed bylaw amendments, provide input and propose additional related actions to the Code Council Board of Directors (See Council Policy 43-08.)

Recently, Code Council President Greg Wheeler appointed the committee that will conduct the first major review of the bylaws since their creation. The Code Council Board and Chief Executive Officer feel that a comprehensive look at the bylaws is important given the growth of the organization, the Code Council's 2025 strategic plan, and the changing world around us.

Bylaws Committee Members

Jim H. Brown


David Spencer

Vice Chair

William Bryant

Alan Boswell

Ron Hampton

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Michael Savage

Additionally, President Wheeler appointed the following three ex officio, non-voting members from the Emerging Leaders Membership Council to serve on the committee:

  • Elizabeth Arrington – Kentucky
  • Andre Jaen – Colorado
  • Benjamin Breadmore – Maine

President Wheeler has charged the Committee with evaluating potential amendments that would address natural or man-made emergencies or disasters, and with considering other potential revisions that the Committee determines to be prudent and in the best interests of the organization.

The next Bylaws Committee meeting is scheduled for September 1, 2020. The Committee will continue its work through a series of meetings throughout the fall and will develop a detailed report for the Code Council Board to consider in December 2020.

Member engagement will be critical to the Committee’s work. Please submit your feedback and comments related to the bylaws to

ICC Residential Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Standard Consensus Committee

As an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization, the Code Council is developing New ICC 1300-202x, Standard for the Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings.   This committee has the primary responsibility for the development of minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, general welfare by providing a methodology for the identification, evaluation and retrofit of specific known vulnerabilities for one- and two-family wood light-frame dwellings up to 2 stories in height located in Seismic Design Categories B through E.  This includes the use of the best available seismic numerical modeling tools and engineering practices to assist in development of assessment methods and to identify retrofit criteria to best achieve targeted performance objectives.  Use of the provisions is anticipated to improve earthquake performance but is not necessarily intended to prevent earthquake damage. Also included is the evaluation and retrofit of masonry chimneys attached to 3 story buildings.


The Residential Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Standard Consensus Committee (IS-RSARC) was appointed by the ICC Board of Directors in June 2020 and has primary responsibility for the development as an American National Standard.  All standards development is subject to ICC's ANSI Approved Consensus Procedures.


Applications to serve on the committee were received on February 25, 2020 for the ICC Board of Directors consideration in response to a call for committee in January 2020.

The Code Council adheres to openness and transparency in our Standards development process. All ICC Standards committee meetings are open to the public.  Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any work-group that the committee creates.  Interested parties will be notified by email of standards activities related to IS-RSARC, including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of standard development documentation.  If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the development of these standards, please email the IS-RSARC, ICC Secretariat Samhar Hoz at


The first public Webex meeting of the IS RSARC committee was held on October 16, 2020.  The meeting included orientation for the committee members as well as the election of the chair and vice-chair. 

Notice for the next meetings of the committee scheduled for December 18, 2020 at 11:30 am CT and February 19, 2021 at 11:30 am CT will be posted below shortly.

Building Code Action Committee (BCAC)


The Building Code Action Committee will be meeting via teleconference on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8, 2021 from 2-3:30 p.m. central.  An additional call has been added for Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 2-3 p.m. central.

The Building Code Action Committee (BCAC) meetings are open to the public. Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any sub-group that the committee creates. Interested parties will be notified by email of BCAC activities including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of BCAC related documentation. If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the BCAC, contact the ICC Secretariat, Kimberly Paarlberg at

See Council Policy 31 "Code Action Committees" for the scope of each of the CAC's.

For archives on the past BCAC work, click here.

Committee Documents

Group A Work Group Documents

Group B Work Group Documents

Group B Work Group Documents

2019 Group B Appeals

The Code Council's code development process stands as a shining example of codes and standards developed in the private sector and meets the fundamental principles of Circular No. A-119 — Federal Register (Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities). A key principle of the circular is an appeals process.

In accordance with Section 12.1 of CP 28 Code Development, the International Code Council has received six appeals on the 2019 Group B Final Action results which were posted on April 8, 2020. The appeal deadline was May 8th and all the appeals were received in a timely fashion.

This website will serve as the notification vehicle and repository for all documents related to the processing of the appeals in accordance with CP1 Appeals. Further, based on the cross-over of many of the code changes cited in the appeals, the Code Council Board of Directors has granted a 45-day extension of the 30-day deadline enumerated in Sections 4.1 and 6.1 of CP1 in order for staff to properly coordinate and correlate the processing of the appeals.

The six appeals are as follows:

The Notice of Appeal Hearings identified a significant amount of crossover between some of the appeals. The Appeals Board has decided to consider the appeals in five groups as noted below. The appellants related to each issue area are indicated in parentheses next to the topics. Click the plus symbol next to each category to see the appeal hearing agenda, comments and presentations currently submitted on each topic. On August 27, the appeal hearings for “Impact of Online Voting, Cost Impact, Voting Guides” and “Voter Eligibility, Validation Process” were combined into a single hearing to be held September 14.

Validation Committee


The Validation Committee is appointed by the International Code Council Board of Directors and is comprised of experienced participants in the code development process. The current committee is:

  • John Catlett, Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Craig Drumheller, National Association of Home Builders
  • Mae Drzyzga, DuPont
  • Bill Dupler, Code Council Past President and Chesterfield County, Va. (retired)
  • Steve Thomas, City of Cherry Hills, Colo.

Download letters submitted to the International Code Council about the Group B code development process:

Visit our website to learn more about the code development process.

Read Council Policy 28 for more information about the process.

Developing Individuals and Organizations

IgCC Developed by:


Members of the Sustainable Building Technology Committee

Chair: Ravi Shah, ICC Board of Directors, Director of Urban Development, City of Carrolton, Texas

Vice Chair: Chris Green, AIA, LEED AP Representing AIA, President, AGO Studios, Inc. , Avon, Colorado


Committee Members:

Dennis A. Andrejko, FAIA
Representing AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture
University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture
Buffalo, NY


Jack Bailey, IES, LC, LEED AP
Representing International Association of
Lighting Designers
Partner, One Lux Studio, LLC
New York, NY


Peter K. Bruck, LEED AP, MA
Sustainability Program Manager
U.S. General Services Administration – Region 10
Seattle, WA


David C. Conover
Senior Technical Advisor/S&E V
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Washington, DC


David Eisenberg
Executive Director
Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Tucson, AZ


Anthony C. Floyd, AIA, LEED AP
Green Building Program Manager
City of Scottsdale, AZ


Sam Francis
Northeast Regional Manager, Building Codes &
American Forest & Paper Association
West Grove, PA


Holly Gerberding, FAIA
Coordinating Architect
Chicago Department of General Services
Chicago, IL


Josh R. Greenfield, PE, LEED AP
Senior Associate
Primera Engineers Ltd.
Chicago, IL


Maureen Guttman, AIA
Executive Director, Governor’s Green
Government Council
Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection
Harrisburg, PA


Jonathan Humble, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Regional Director
American Iron and Steel Institute
West Hartford, CT


Ron Jones
Green Builder, LLC

Eastsound, WA


Stephen Kanipe, CBO, LEED AP
Chief Building Official
City of Aspen, CO

Medard Kopczynski, CBO
Assistant City Manager
City of Keene, NH


Carol Marriott, P. Eng.
Representing ASHRAE
Carol Marriott Consulting, LLC
Minneapolis, MN


R. Christopher Mathis, SMArchS
Representing ASTM-International
M C 2 Mathis Consulting
Asheville, NC


Dennis McCabe
Superindent of Building Department – Planning Director
Village of East Rockaway, NY


Ted Miltiades
Director,Office of Construction Codes
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Atlanta, GA


Richard C. Morgan, PMP
Austin Energy Green Building Manager
Austin Energy/City of Austin, TX


Brendan Owens, PE, LEED AP
Vice President, LEED Technical Department
U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC


Stephen S. Szoke, PE
Director, Codes and Standards
Portland Cement Association
Skokie, IL


David Walls
Executive Director
California Building Standards Commission
Sacramento, CA


Robert Weber, PE, CBO
R. D. Weber & Associates, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV


Joseph D. Wendler, PE
Project Engineering Manager, Standards and Certification
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
New York, NY


Robert (Robin) White, LEED AP
Product Manager, Marketing Retail Sales and Development
Alabama Power Company
Birmingham, AL


A. Vernon Woodworth, AIA
Representing AIA
Associate Principal
R.W. Sullivan, Inc.
Boston, MA


Content Developed with the Research and Input of

Work Group Participants and Public Meeting Attendees, including


Accelerated Building Technologies, ACH&RI, Acuity Brands Lighting, Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, AIA California Council, AIA COTE, AIA COTE Denver, AIA Illinois, AIA/State of Wisconsin, AIM LLC, Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Coatings Association, American Gas Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Wood Council, Anderson Corporation, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Arcon Services Inc., Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association, ASC, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Barb Grady, BASF, Building Officials Association of Florida, Brick Industry Association, Broan/Nutone, Brown Chamblis, Building Quality, Cardinal Glass, CCCIA, CCICC, CES, City of Golden, City of Houston, City of Southfield, City of Waco, Colorado Code Consulting LLC, Construction Testing and Engineering, Davidson Code Concepts/NASFM, DuPont, Edison Electric Institute, Energy Systems Lab-Texas A&M, Fire Safety, Florida Natural Gas Association, Full Service Green, Gas Technology Institute, Georgia Pacific, Green Building Initiative, Greenguard, Gypsum Association, Hearth Patio & BBQ Association/PFI, IAEI, Institute for Business and Home Safety, Institute for Market Transformation, Intech Consulting, Intercode Inc., International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Log Builders Association, ISO, Jeld-Wen Inc., K. Hovnanian, The Kellen Company, Keystone DCM, Koch Hazard Associates, Lutron Electronics, Laclede Gas Company, Martin Hammer Architect, Masonry Alliance for Codes & Standards, Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Mathis Consulting, MMLP Ltd., National Association of Homebuilders, NAIMA, National Propane Gas Association, New Buildings Institute, NFSA, NOVA Chemicals, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, Osram Sylvania Lighting, Pacific Gas and Electric, Page Southerland Page, Piedmont Natural Gas, Plastics Piping Consultants, Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, Plumbing Manufactures Institute, PRB Connect, Rainfilters of Texas LLC, RCI Inc., Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, Schneider Electric, SEDAC/BRC UIUC, Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors National Association, Siemens, Spiezle Architecture Group, Single Ply Roofing Industry, Starbucks, Steel Framing Alliance, Target, Texas A&M University – College of Architecture, Texas Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas Legislative Service, The Athena Institute, The Green Building Initiative, The Preview Group, Tile Council of North America, TSA Codes & Standards Commission, Underwriters Laboratory, United Technologies Corporation (UTC-Carrier and UTC-Power), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. General Services Administration, USG Corporation, U.S. Green Building Council, Velux, Watt Stopper, Window and Door Manufacturers Association


ICC Project Staff


Project Managers 

Tom Frost, AIA — Senior Vice President

Mike Pfeiffer, PE — Deputy Senior Vice President


Staff Secretariats

Allan Bilka, RA — Senior Staff Architect

Gregg Gress — Senior Technical Staff

John Battles — Director of Technical Assistance, Architectural & Engineering Services

Kermit Robinson, CBO — Senior Technical Staff

Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Swimming Pools Codes

Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Swimming Pool Codes (PMG)

The acronym PMG refers to model codes, standards, services and resources related to plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pools.

The Code Council’s model PMG codes include the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. These individual members of the Code Council’s family of coordinated codes are used by communities nationwide to protect health, safety and welfare within buildings. Communities chose Code Council’s PMG codes because they know we offer a superior family of codes, developed through a fair and transparent consensus process.

Learn more about each PMG code by clicking the image below.

International Plumbing Code Book Cover

International Mechanical Code Book Cover

International Fuel Gas Code Book Cover

International Swimming Pool & Spa Code Book Cover

Current Versions: 2018 PMG Codes

  • The 2018 Plumbing and HVAC Code Collection.
  • The Significant Changes to the IPC, IMC and IFGC, 2018 Version.
  • The 2018 ISPSC

Upcoming Version: 2021 PMG Code Development

  • Get the 2021 code development schedule.
  • Learn more about ICC's web-based code development process, cdpACCESS.

Board Committee On Long Term Code Development Process

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In September 2016, the International Code Council Board of Directors recognized the need for a formal process that allows stakeholders to provide feedback on the code development process.

The feedback was summarized and posted for comment.

In 2017, the Board reviewed stakeholder feedback and took the actions noted in the report, “Board Action on Feedback/Comments on the ICC Code Development Process." As part of this report, preliminary draft revisions to Council Policy 28 (CP 28): Code Development were posted for comment. Changes to CP 28 were made by the Board in September 2017. Board actions were only intended for implementation in the 2018/2019 cycle.

Included in the feedback were proposed long-term structural changes to the code development process. The Board created a Board-level committee to follow the implementation of the new changes in the 2018/2019 cycle. With the completion of the 2018 Group A cycle, the Board established the Board Committee on the Long-Term Code Development Process (also known as the “Blue Ribbon Committee”).

Additional information is available at the links below:

If you would like to receive email updates concerning this committee, please contact Mike Pfeiffer, PE.

PMG Publications

PMG Publications

The International Code Council offers the full range of Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Swimming Pools & Spas (PMG) codes in a range of formats from traditional softcover books to electronic versions available on the web, PDF, eBooks or even your Android or Apple mobile device. See all PMG publications and support products in the ICC Store.

The Code Council also produces a wide range of support products and materials to help code users and code officials alike improve their knowledge and understanding of the code. Support publications include:

  • Code Commentaries – Code provisions with commentary to explain application.
  • Significant Changes – Summary of key changes from one code version to the another.
  • DEWALT Code References – Compact size and easy-to-use quick reference format puts “must-know” information at readers’ fingertips readily.
  • Code Check – Illustrated guides to the codes with common questions.
  • Reference Standards – Standards referenced by the code, produced by organizations like ASTMACCAASHRAE,  SMACNAAPSPCSA and NSF.