Call for Committees

Volunteers are one of the most important assets of the International Code Council. Their work on the ICC Board of Directors, committees and councils is directly related to the success of ICC. It takes the time and expertise of many individuals working through the numerous ICC committees to shape the Code Council into the world-class membership organization that exists today.

These “Call for Committees” provide another opportunity to serve.

See Standards Development Interest Categories resource for additional information.

Code Related Committees & Councils

The following committees related to developing ICC Codes have open calls.

  • Code Hearing Moderators

Standards Related Committees

The following committees related to standards development have open calls.

  • Acoustics of the Built Environment Consensus Committee (IS-ABEC) |  Closes January 31, 2024
  • Off-Site Construction Tiny Houses Standard Consensus Committee (IS-OSMTH) Interested Parties

Ad Hoc Committees

The following ad hoc committees have open calls.

  • None Currently

Guide Related Committees

The following committees related to the development of guides have open calls.

  • None Currently.

Off-Site Construction Tiny Houses Standard Consensus Committee (IS-OSMTH)

As an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, the Code Council is developing a new standard with the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA) to provide minimum requirements for the design, construction, inspection, certification and regulatory compliance of tiny houses used for permanent occupancy to assure public safety, sustainability and resilience. The appointed Off-Site Construction Tiny Houses Standard Consensus Committee (IS-OSMTH) has convened to start the standards development process and will begin establishing working groups. View the committee membership here. 

This committee will develop the new standard ICC/THIA 1215-202x, Design, Construction, Inspection and Regulation of Tiny Houses for Permanent Occupancy.

The standard will include: consensus definitions for tiny houses and related terminology; prescriptive and performance-based compliance methods for tiny house foundations and chassis; and plan review, inspection and certification requirements for tiny houses constructed on-site and off-site. The standard will address tiny houses built on a foundation and those with wheels and a permanent chassis intended for permanent occupancy. This standard will not address tiny houses used for temporary or seasonal occupancy, or tiny house community development or microgrids.

For more information on the ANSI Accredited ICC procedures for developing standards please visit the Code Council’s Standards Development webpage here.

At this time, the Code Council and THIA are seeking relevant industry stakeholders to participate as interested parties in the standard. Interested parties will support the standards development process through participation in working groups, established by the IS-OSMTH, as non-voting members. Work groups play a pivotal role in ICC committees, they are typically assigned areas of study by the main committee (IS-OSMTH) and are charged with investigation, reporting and developing work products for the OSMTH. Each OSMTH Work Group effort is governed by a committee-approved scope.  

Interested parties willing to participate should contact Karl Aittaniemi, IS-OSMEP Staff Secretariat, at kaittaniemi@ICCSafe.ORG to be placed on the interested party list. No application is required and ICC membership is not required. 

Code Hearing Moderators

The Code Council is seeking code development experts interested in serving as unbiased moderators of the code development hearings. 

Code Council moderators serve a critical role in the execution of the International Codes® (I-Codes) hearings. The committee action hearings (CAHs) and public comment hearings (PCH) are a part of the industry-leading code development procedures that set the standard for an open and transparent process, allowing any interested parties to participate.  

This facilitates a broad spectrum of ideas, expertise and input enabling the I-Codes to be the best model codes available to support the built environment, impacting nearly 2 billion people globally. 

  • Moderators are appointed by the Code Council President (President of the Board of Directors) and act as presiding officers for the public code hearings in accordance with CP-28. 
  • Moderators are respected members of the code development community and have subject matter expertise in the Code Council’s code development procedures and the I-Codes.   
  • The moderators facilitate decorum during the code hearings and facilitate the successful progression of the proceedings in accordance with CP-28 and Robert’s Rules of Order. 
  • Moderators serve as a critical extension of the Technical Service Team in the successful execution of the code development hearings. 
  • Moderators cannot serve on code development committees during the same code cycle. 
  • Moderators have significant experience serving/participating in code development hearings. 
  • Moderators must demonstrate an unbiased approach in hearings. 

The Code Council’s Technical Services Team will select potential moderators from the applicants. The selectees will be placed in the moderator training program to be developed as moderators supporting future code hearings. 

Individuals who have successfully served previously as Code Council code development hearing moderators do not need to reapply. 

Individuals interested can apply on the Committee Application site. 

Acoustics of the Built Environment Consensus Committee (IS-ABEC)

As an ANSI and SCC accredited standards developing organization, ICC is developing a new standard with Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC) to address areas of acoustic design of the built environment, designing for wayfinding, controlling noise and reverberation, design of spaces with special acoustic considerations, service counters, learning spaces, shared office spaces, support spaces, uses of audio amplification and transmission, assistive technology and listening systems and public address systems for people with disabilities.

Once appointed, this committee will convene to develop the new ASC/ICC A118 -202X entitled, Acoustics of the Built Environment.

This committee will have primary responsibility for the development of minimum requirements and standards to safeguard the public health, safety, general welfare and address societal and industry challenges for the consideration of site design and architectural features of buildings affecting the acoustics and how people with physical and sensory disabilities use public buildings and residential structures including wayfinding.

For more information on the ANSI Accredited ICC procedures for developing standards please visit the Code Council’s Standards Development webpage here.

At this time, ICC is receiving applications for members to serve on this committee. In accordance with ICC’s Consensus Procedures, the committee will be a balanced committee of 15 – 20 members of the following Interest Categories: Manufacturer, Builder, Standards Promulgator / Testing Laboratory, User, Utility, Consumer, Public Segment, Government Regulator and Insurance. Accordingly, stakeholders including, but not limited to, code officials, design professionals and installers should apply. A full description of the Interest Categories is included in the application linked below. Any stakeholder is welcome to apply and ICC membership is not required. Appointments will made by the ICC Board of Directors.  The acronym below is to be used to identify the application.

IS-ABEC        Acoustics of the Built Environment Consensus Committee

Travel is not anticipated for the conduct of the meetings.  Meetings are to be held virtually via teleconference. In the event of an in-person meeting, ICC Governmental Member Representatives are authorized to travel at ICC’s expense when participating at ICC Consensus Committee meetings. All others are responsible for funding their participation on this committee.

Term: Through completion of the standard.

Staff: Kimberly Paarlberg, R.A.; 888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4306

Application deadline: January 31, 2024