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:
- Public Comment Period on the IECC
- Procedural Changes to the Code Development Process
- Committee roster
- Proposed structural changes to the process
- Draft Minutes: August 27, 2019
- Council Policy 28
- Work Groups
- Building Safety Journal article: Code development process: process of evolution and improvement
If you would like to receive email updates concerning this committee, please contact Mike Pfeiffer, PE.