Code Development Update

ICC’s new cdpACCESS cloud-based system for code development performed well during the 2015 Group A Public Comments Hearings in Long Beach, Calif. But along with cdpACCESS is ICC’s old, onsite voting device technology which presented unexpected problems during the hearings despite extensive testing. To rectify the issue, as soon as the problem was discovered, onsite testing was conducted with voting Members in attendance. Based on results and in an abundance of caution, it was decided to use the tried and true method of hand counts for voting.

Since this impacts the cdpACCESS Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV), the Code Council with input from ICC staff is looking at options on how to conduct the OGCV to ensure the outcome is accurate and to protect the integrity and fairness of the code development process, in accordance with ICC rules of procedures, and in an accurate reflection of the consensus of Voting Members.

A staff recommendation will be presented to the ICC Board for consideration. The Board will act in accordance with Section 10.2 of Council Policy 28 Code Development (CP28).

Additional information will be posted on the ICC website, on cdpACCESS and in other ICC communications channels, as soon as final procedures are set.

When available, the ballot can be viewed at Log into your “My ICC” account, which takes you to the cdpACCESS timeline. Then click on “Vote” at the top of the page to view the ballot.