View the table below for the documentation of each phase of the 2012/2013/2014 Code Development Cycle which will result in the 2015 I-Codes. The current phase is highlighted. Information is posted as the Code Development process proceeds.

This is the first full cycle where the codes will be split into three groups with a Committee Action Hearing and Public Comment Hearing in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The code groupings are indicated on the Code Development Schedule posted below.

Several parts of Group B codes are the responsibility of Group A Code Development Committees and vice versa. For information on Group A, B and C committee responsibilities, click here.

2012/2013/2014 Code DevelopmentInformation
Code Development ScheduleUpdated: May 27, 2014
Call for CommitteesApplication deadline: August 1, 2011
2012 Cycle – Group A (COMPLETED)Information
Group A: IBC, IFGC, IMC, IPC/IPSDC and Group B Code provisions heard by Group A CommitteesGroup A committee responsibilities
Public Proposal FormCode change deadline: January 3, 2012
Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changesMeeting date: February 22, 2012
CDH Hearing ScheduleUpdated: March 9, 2012
Proposed ChangesPosted: March 12, 2012
Code Development Hearings (CDH)April 29 – May 8, 2012
Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas, TX
WebcastApril 29 – May 8, 2012
Code Development Hearing ResultsPosted: May 14 2012
Report of HearingsPosted: June 8, 2012
Public Comments Information & InstructionsComments due: August 1, 2012
FAH Hearing SchedulePosted: August 24, 2012
Final Action AgendaPosted: September 10, 2012
Hearing Order (Word Format)
Word Format: please right click link, select “save target as” and save to your computer.
Posted: September 12, 2012
Final Action Hearings (FAH)October 24–28, 2012
Oregon Convention Center; Portland, OR
WebcastOctober 24–28, 2012
Updated Hearing Orders and Final Action ResultsUpdate daily during FAH
Summary of Final Action Group A Code ChangesNovember 2, 2012
Board Action on G201-12Posted: January 2, 2013
2013 Cycle – Group B (COMPLETED)Information
Group B: Admin, IEBC, IECC, IFC, ICCPC, IPMC, IRC, ISPSC , IWUIC, IZC and Group A Code provisions heard by Group B CommitteesGroup B committee responsibilities
Public Proposal FormCode change deadline: January 3, 2013
Administrative Update of currently Referenced StandardsDue as a code change: January 3, 2013
Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changesTBD (approx. mid-February, 2013)
Committee Action Hearing (formerly Code Development Hearing) SchedulePosted: February 20, 2013
Proposed ChangesPosted: March 11, 2013
Proposed Changes – Updated
(March 22, April 2, April 5)
Updated: April 5, 2013
Committee Action Hearings (CAH)April 21–30, 2013
Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas, TX
WebcastApril 21–30, 2013
Committee Action Hearing ResultsPosted: May 16, 2013
Report of Committee Action HearingsPosted: May 31, 2013
Public Comments Information & InstructionsComments due: July 15, 2013
Public Comment Hearing (formerly Final Action Hearing) SchedulePosted: August 5, 2013
Public Comment AgendaPosted: August 28, 2013
Public Comment Hearings (PCH)October 2–10, 2013
Atlantic City Convention Center; Atlantic City, NJ
WebcastOctober 2–10, 2013
Updated Hearing Order and ResultsUpdated daily (October 2–10, 2013)
Summary of Final Action Group B Code ChangesPosted: October 18, 2013
2014 Cycle – Group C: Implementation of cdpACCESS (COMPLETED)Information
Group C: IgCCGroup C committee responsibilities
Log on to cdpACCESSSystem enabled Nov. 15, 2013
Online code change submittalCode Change deadline: Jan. 10, 2014
(date changed from January 6, 2014)
Code Correlation Committee considers editorial changesTBD (Approx. mid-February, 2014)
Committee Action Hearing (CAH) ScheduleUpdated March 3, 2014
Proposed ChangesPosted: March 14, 2014
Proposed Changes – UpdatedPosted: April 1, 2014
Analysis of Proposed StandardsUpdated April 1, 2014
Copyright release for CAH floor modifications
Standard copyright form
Alternate copyright release form
Posted: March 12, 2014
Committee Action Hearings (CAH)April 27 – May 4, 2014
Memphis Cook Convention Center; Memphis, TN
WebcastApril 27 – May 4, 2014
Updated Hearing Order and ResultsUpdated daily (April 27 – May 4, 2014)
Committee Action Hearing ResultsPosted May 9, 2014
Online CAH Assembly Floor Motion Voting periodMay 19-30, 2014
Report of Committee Action Hearings (CAH)June 6, 2014
Online public comment submittalPublic Comment deadline: July 16, 2014
Public Comment Hearing (PCH) ScheduleAugust 14, 2014
Public Comment AgendaPosted: August 27, 2014
Public Comment Hearings (PCH)October 1–7, 2014
Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center; Fort Lauderdale, FL
WebcastOctober 1–7, 2014
Updated Hearing Order and ResultsUpdated daily (October 1–7, 2014)
Public Comment Hearing ResultsPosted: October 15, 2014
Updated: October 20, 2014
PCH Hearing Order for Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV)Posted: October 14, 2014
Online Governmental Consensus Voting periodOctober 17 – 31, 2014
Summary of Final Action Group C Code ChangesPosted: November 14, 2014

Notes:

  • Be sure to review the document entitled “Group A, Group B and Group C Code Development Committee Responsibilities” posted at www.iccsafe.org/responsibilities which identifies committee responsibilities which are different than Group A, B and C codes which may impact the applicable code change cycle and resulting code change deadline. This document is also linked from the Public Code Change Proposal Form. As an example, throughout Chapter 9 of the IBC (a Group A code), there are numerous sections which include an “[F]” which indicates that the provisions of the section are maintained by the Fire Code Development Committee (a Group B code).
  • The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) were subjected to a full cycle of code development in 2011 resulting in 2012 editions published in March/2012.
  • Group B “Admin” includes code change proposals submitted to Chapter 1 of all the I-Codes except the IECC, IgCC, IRC, ISPSC, and the ICCPC and the administrative update of referenced standards in all the 2012 I-Codes. Proposed changes to Chapter 1 of the IECC, IgCC, IRC, ISPSC and ICCPC will be considered by the applicable Code Development Committee.
  • Final Action Hearing note: The dates indicated for the Final Action Hearings are based on an assumed start of the hearings on the Wednesday of the respective Annual Conference. Public comment volume may dictate that the Final Action Hearing on one or more of the codes be held on Monday afternoon (with the code completed in the Monday session) in order for the Final Action Agenda for all the codes to be completed in the time allotted. Be sure to consult the posted Final Action Hearing Schedule.
  • A comprehensive review of the 2012 – 2014 code groupings will be performed no later than upon receipt of IgCC code change proposals in January/2014 with the potential for 2015 – 2017 code groupings to change. Any changes will be posted at that time. The 2015 – 2017 Cycle will begin with Group A code change proposals due January 5, 2015.
  • This updated schedule utilizes the revised hearing terms noted in the cdp ACCESS report, as follows:
Old term
Code Development Hearing
Report of the Public Hearing
Final Action Agenda
Final Action Hearing
Revised term
Committee Action Hearing
Report of the Committee Action Hearing
Public Comment Agenda
Public Comment Hearing