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 kpaarlberg@iccsafe.org.

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

2018/2019 Code Development: Group B

News

2019 Group B Appeals

The International Code Council has received six appeals on the 2019 Group B Final Action results which were posted on April 8, 2020. Click here for the 2019 Group B Appeals webpage.

2019 Group B Final Action & Report

The International Code Council Board of Directors certified the results of the online governmental consensus vote for the 2019 Group B cycle. Accordingly, the final action results were published today, April 8. The board reviewed the findings from an independent Validation Committee before making its decision. The Validation Committee determined that there was a valid voting process with no irregularities or concerns material to the outcome. As part of the validation process, staff did a thorough review of voters and found that all, with two exceptions, were validated on time and according to the bylaws. Code Council staff prepared a comprehensive report on the 2019 Group B cycle.

Preliminary 2019 Group B Online Governmental Consensus Vote Results Available.

The 2019 Group B Online Governmental Consensus Vote was conducted November 19th through December 6th and the preliminary results are available. These results contain only the preliminary action on the Group B changes. These results are not final as they are subject to certification by the Validation Committee and confirmation by the ICC Board in accordance with Section 10.1 of CP 28 Code Development. The 2019 Group B Final Action results, including vote tallies from both the Public Comment Hearing and OGCV, will be posted following certification in accordance with Section 10.4 of CP 28.

Online Governmental Consensus Vote now open.

The Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) is now open and will close on Friday, December 6th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. With the electronic voting devices, votes cast at the 2019 Group B PCH will be automatically transferred to the OGCV such that the PCH voter need not vote again. The unofficial OGCV results will be available approximately two weeks after conclusion of the OGCV. The online posting of the final action 2019 Group B results, including OGCV results, will occur following the Validation Committee’s certification of the OGCV and report to the Code Council Board of Directors (see Section 10.0 of CP28 Code Development).

2019 Group B Public Comment Hearing Results Now Available.

The 2019 Group B Public Comment Hearing Results from the meeting in Las Vegas , NV are now available. Click here for the results. The Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) is scheduled to open November 18, 2019 and close December 5, 2019.

2019 Group B Public Comment Agenda.

The 2019 Group B public comments are posted. Click here for the complete Public Comment Agenda. For individual public comments, please scroll down to the individual public comment postings below.

2019 Public Comment Hearing Schedule:

The 2019 Public Comment Hearing schedule for the hearings to be held at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center on October 23 – 30 is now posted. Click here. The Public Comment Hearing Agenda is scheduled to post on September 4th.

2019 Group B Report of Committee Action Now Available.

The 2019 Group B Report of Committee Action from the meeting in Albuquerque, NM are now available. Click here for the results.

2019 Group B Public Comment Submittal Now Open.

The public comment period for the 2019 Group B International Codes is open through cdpACCESS. Go to cdpACCESS.com. The public comment period closes at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on July 24th.

2019 Group B CAH Results Now Available.

The 2019 Group B Committee Action Hearing results from the meeting in Albuquerque, NM are now available. Click here for the results. Note that the Report of Committee Action Hearings is scheduled to be posted June 11th.

2019 CAH hearing videos:

The over 1300 code changes considered at the 2019 Committee Action Hearing have been captured on video. Click here to view the hearing videos.

Group B Online Modifications

cdpACCESS is now accepting modifications to Group B 2019 code change proposals. Go to https://www.cdpaccess.com/help/omcreate/ for more information.

Consolidated Monograph Updates

The Consolidated Monograph Updates to the 2019 Group B code changes is now available. Click here for the Updates. Note that printed copies will be made available at the CAH in Albuquerque, NM.

2019 Group B Proposed Changes.

The 2019 Group B proposed changes are posted. Click here for the complete monograph. For individual codes, please scroll down to the individual code postings below.

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Below are the hearing dates for the 2019 Group B Cycle:

  • 2019 Committee Action Hearing: April 28 – May 8, 2019; Albuquerque, NM
  • 2019 Public Comment Hearing: October 23 – 30, 2019; Las Vegas, NV

The Code Change Agenda, Report of the Committee Action Hearing, and the Public Comment Agenda for the 2019 Group B Cycle will be posted below.
Be sure to consult the Current Code Development Cycle for additional information on key dates, cycle information, etc.
Note that the on-line versions are PDF files that contain three new features:

  • Highlighting and commenting (using Adobe Reader)
  • Adobe search
  • Bookmarks

The files are also designed for quicker downloads.

Group B - Public Comment Agenda

2019 ICC PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA Published 09/04/19 26320 KB
2019 DISCUSSION GUIDE TO THE PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA Published 09/30/19 1012 KB
Updates to the Group B Discussion Guide and Public Comment Agenda Published 10/15/19 100 KB
Introduction Published 09/04/19 399 KB
CCC Published 09/04/19 180 KB
IADMIN Published 09/04/19 2175 KB
IBC-G Published 09/04/19 257 KB
IBC-S Published 09/04/19 3172 KB
IEBC Published 09/04/19 750 KB
IECC-C Published 09/04/19 6758 KB
IECC-R/IRC-E Published 09/04/19 6726 KB
IgCC Published 09/04/19 213 KB
IRC Published 09/04/19 9747 KB

Group B - Report of the Committee Action Hearing Proposed Changes

Report of the Committee Action Hearing Proposed Changes Published 06/11/19
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING Updated 08/20/19

Group B - Proposed Changes to the 2018 Editions

Proposed Changes to the 2018 Editions Published 03/04/19

Consolidated Monograph Updates  Published 04/17/2019

Introduction Published 03/04/19
CCC Published 03/04/19
IADMIN Published 03/04/19
IBC-FS Published 03/04/19
IBC-G Published 03/04/19
IBC-S Published 03/04/19
ICCPC Published 03/04/19
IEBC Published 03/04/19
IECC-C Published 03/04/19
IECC-R/IRC-E Published 03/04/19
IPC Published 03/04/19
IRC-B Published 03/04/19
IgCC Published 03/04/19

CDPpin

PIN reset has been temporarily disabled in preparation for the Annual Business Meeting and Public Comment Hearings.  You will be able to reset your PIN on-site when you pick up your voting device.  Please email cdpaccess@iccsafe.org if you have any further questions.

2018 / 2019 Code Development: Group A

News

Upcoming Meeting

A teleconference call has been scheduled for August 19, 2019 for the Code Correlation Committee. The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to initiate public comments, as needed, to provide for correlation of changes to be considered at the Public Comment Hearing. See meeting notice for more information.

Final changes to the Group A 2021 I-Codes now available

The final actions from the 2018 proposed changes to the International Codes for Group A, which are based on and include the PCH and OGCV vote tallies, are now available here.

The Code Change Agenda, Report of the Committee Action Hearing, and the Public Comment Agenda for the 2018 Group A Code Change cycle will be posted below.

Note that the on-line versions are PDF files that contain three new features:

  • Highlighting and commenting (using Adobe Reader)
  • Adobe search
  • Bookmarks

The files are also designed for quicker downloads.

Group A – Report of the Committee Action Hearing

WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING Updated 12/09/19

Group A – Public Comment Agenda

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Public Comment Agenda Published 08/31/18
Discussion Guide Published 10/01/18
Updates to the 2018 Group A Discussion Guide and Public Comment Agenda Updates Published 10/12/18

Introduction Published 08/31/18
IBC - Means of Egress Published 08/31/18
IBC - Fire Safety Published 08/31/18
IBC - General Published 08/31/18
IBC - Structural Published 08/31/18
IFC Published 08/31/18
IFGC Published 08/31/18
IMC Published 08/31/18
IRC - Building Published 08/31/18
IRC - Mechanical Published 08/31/18
IRC - Plumbing Published 08/31/18
ISPSC Published 08/31/18
IWUIC Published 08/31/18
IPC Published 08/31/18
IPMC Published 08/31/18
IPSDC Published 08/31/18

Group A - Proposed Changes to the 2018 Editions

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The Proposed Changes for Group A were posted on the evening of February 28.  However, we are aware of some difficulties with downloading some of these files and are currently working to resolve these issues

Consolidated Monograph Updates Published 03/29/18
Complete Monograph Published 03/01/18
Introduction Published 02/28/18
CCC Published 02/28/18
IBC - Means of Egress Published 02/28/18
IBC - Fire Safety Published 02/28/18
IBC - General Published 02/28/18
IBC - Structural Published 02/28/18
IFC Published 02/28/18
IFGC Published 02/28/18
IMC Published 02/28/18
IPC/IPSDC Published 02/28/18
IPMC Published 02/28/18
IRC - Building Published 03/01/18
IRC - Mechanical Published 02/28/18
IRC - Plumbing Published 02/28/18
ISPSC Published 02/28/18
IWUIC Published 02/28/18

2015/2017 Code Development: Group B

News

ICC Board Verifies 2016 Group B Final Action OGCV Process. In accordance with Section 10.0 of CP28 Code Development, the ICC Board of Directors has verified a valid 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) process as certified by the Validation Committee. The Final Action on all 2016 Group B code change proposals, including the vote tallies from the OGCV, are available here. All totaled, there were 577 code change proposals considered during the OGCV.

Preliminary Online Governmental Consensus Voting Results Available. The preliminary OGCV results are available by clicking here. The results are preliminary as the audited process requires certification by the Validation Committee and ultimately confirmation by the ICC Board of Directors.

Public Comment Hearing Agenda Available.  The results from the 2016 Public Comment Hearing (PCH) for Group B code development is now available.

The Code Change Agenda, Report of the Committee Action Hearing, and the Public Comment Agenda for the 2016 Group B Code Change cycle will be posted below.

Note that the on-line versions are PDF files that contain three new features:

  • Highlighting and commenting (using Adobe Reader)
  • Adobe search
  • Bookmarks

The files are also designed for quicker downloads.

For the 2015/2016/2017 Schedule, click here.


Group B - Public Comment Agenda

Complete Monograph Published 09/09/16 81 MB
Discussion Guide and Technical Updates to the Public Comment Agenda Published 10/10/16 716 KB
Additional Updates to the Discussion Guide Published 10/14/16 1 KB
Introduction Published 09/09/16 499 KB
IADMIN Published 09/09/16 2063 KB
IBC - Fire Safety Published 09/09/16 751 KB
IBC - General Published 09/09/16 1266 KB
IBC - Structural Published 09/09/16 15177 KB
IEBC Published 09/09/16 1165 KB
IECC - Commercial Published 09/09/16 7667 KB
IECC - Residential & IRC - Energy Published 09/09/16 10898 KB
IFC Published 09/09/16 11899 KB
IPMC Published 09/09/16 698 KB
IRC - Building Published 09/09/16 35 MB
IUWIC Published 09/09/16 1115 KB

Group B – Report of the Committee Action Hearing


Group B - Proposed Changes to the 2015 Editions

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Code change posting font size: ICC has corrected the font size for the IBC-Structural, IECC-Commercial, IFC and IRC-Building code changes.  The respective PDF files for these have been replaced in the Complete Monograph and the individual monographs and can now be printed in readable format.

Complete Monograph Published 03/17/16 102 MB
Group B Consolidated Monograph Updates Published 03/26/16 3108 KB
Updates to the Consolidated Monograph Updates Published 04/06/16 7685 KB
Updates to the 2015 Proposed Changes for the International Codes Published 04/14/16 609 KB
Updates to the Committee Rosters Published 04/14/16 6 KB
Introduction Published 03/08/16 722 KB
CCC Published 03/08/16 786 KB
IADMIN Published 03/08/16 2266 KB
IBC - Fire Safety Published 03/08/16 868 KB
IBC - General Published 03/08/16 1069 KB
IBC - Means of Egress Published 03/08/16 776 KB
IBC - Structural Published 03/17/16 23748 KB
IEBC Published 03/08/16 1703 KB
IECC - Commercial Published 03/17/16 17930 KB
IECC - Residential & IRC - Energy Published 03/08/16 10543 KB
IFC Published 03/17/16 12975 KB
IMC Published 03/08/16 732 KB
IPMC Published 03/08/16 983 KB
IRC - Building Published 03/17/16 45208 KB
IUWIC Published 03/08/16 1115 KB
Proposed New Standard Analyses Published 03/31/16 168 KB

CTC Area of Study: NIST World Trade Center Recommendations

Code Changes

Code changes submitted for the indicated cycle that are related to this CTC Area of Study. This includes both code changes submitted by the CTC as well as code changes submitted by others.

Resource Documents

Documents which have been posted as they are publicly available. Note: Not all resource documents are publicly available—information on those not posted is available at the link.

Review Documents

CTC Area of Study: Unenclosed Exit Stairs

Code Changes

Code changes submitted for the indicated cycle that are related to this CTC Area of Study. This includes both code changes submitted by the CTC as well as code changes submitted by others.

Resource Documents

Documents which have been posted as they are publicly available. Note: Not all resource documents are publicly available—information on those not posted is available at the link.

Review Documents

CTC Area of Study: Relocatable Modular Buildings

Code Changes

Code changes submitted for the indicated cycle that are related to this CTC Area of Study. This includes both code changes submitted by the CTC as well as code changes submitted by others.

Resource Documents

Documents which have been posted as they are publicly available. Note: Not all resource documents are publicly available—information on those not posted is available at the link.

Review Documents

CTC Area of Study: NIST Charleston Sofa Store Fire Recommendations

Code Changes

Code changes submitted for the indicated cycle that are related to this CTC Area of Study. This includes both code changes submitted by the CTC as well as code changes submitted by others.

Resource Documents

Documents which have been posted as they are publicly available. Note: Not all resource documents are publicly available—information on those not posted is available at the link.

Review Documents

CTC Area of Study: Emergency Evacuation with Elevators

Note

At the CTC Meeting #17 (April 9-10, 2009) it was determined that a separate Area of Study was not necessary for this topic as it has been part of the area of study entitled "Review of NIST WTC Recommendations." As such, this Area of Study is closed.

Code Changes

Code changes submitted for the indicated cycle that are related to this CTC Area of Study. This includes both code changes submitted by the CTC as well as code changes submitted by others.

Resource Documents

Documents which have been posted as they are publicly available. Note: Not all resource documents are publicly available—information on those not posted is available at the link.

Review Documents