Multi-Hazard Resiliency for Residential Construction Committee
(IS-MHRRC)

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ICC 605, Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Wildfire Hazard

As an ANSI accredited standards developing organization, ICC is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) in the development of a portfolio of individual hazard mitigation standards.

Resiliency is an important factor relative to a building’s response to extreme events; hence, the fundamental goal of this committee is the development of a portfolio of Consensus Standards relevant to a wide range of hazards affecting modern residential construction three stories and less. Hazards to be considered include, but not limited to, high winds (hurricanes/typhoons, tornados, and thunderstorms), seismic, tsunami, and wildfires.

The current order of committee business is the development of a new standard:  ICC 605, Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Wildfire Hazard. The fundamental goal is to develop a Standard relevant to a wildfire hazard affecting modern residential construction three stories and less increasing the likelihood that the structure can continue to be useable and reduce rebuilding time.  The ICC Board of Directors appointed additional committee members at their March 2022 meeting in preparation for the development cycle to begin.

The ICC 605 standard will specify enhanced prescriptive methodologies of wildfire resistant design and construction details for new and existing buildings and other structures of wood framed, steel framed, concrete, or masonry construction sited in wildfire hazard areas. The standard will provide prescriptive details for walls, floors, roofs, foundations, windows, doors, and other applicable components of construction. The Standard will provide a methodology for the identification, assessment, and retrofit of existing residential dwellings to protect homes in wildfire hazard areas.

The first in-person public meeting of the committee to develop the new ICC 605 standard was held October 6 and 7, 2022 at the IBHS facility in Richburg, SC. This meeting was open to the public and interested parties participated in the task groups created by the committee at the meeting. 

The task groups are:

1. Administrative Requirements
2. Site and Area Requirements
3. Building Design Requirements 

 

The second public in-person meeting of the committee to develop ICC 605 Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Wildfire Hazard will be held August 27th and 28th, 2024
In-Person Meeting Location:
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
710 Kipling Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
Schedule:
August 27th: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm MDT
August 28th: 8:00 am – Noon MDT
Agenda:
TASK GROUPS PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
A. Administrative Requirements
B. Site and Area Requirements
C. Building Design Requirements
This meeting is open to the public.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Keith Enstrom, Committee Secretariat at kenstrom@iccsafe.org

The ICC adheres to openness and transparency in our Standards development process. All ICC Standards committee 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 work-group that the committee creates. Interested parties will be notified by email of standards activities related to IS-MHRRC, including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of standard development documentation. If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the development of these standards, please email the IS-MHRRC Secretariat Keith Enstrom, P.E. at kenstrom@iccsafe.org.

ICC 605 Committee Documents

IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda July 22, 2024 Published 07/10/24 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes June 24, 2024 Published 07/18/24 294 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 July 22, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 07/10/24 510 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda June 24, 2024 Published 06/06/24 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes June 3, 2024 Published 06/19/24 293 KB
IS MHRRC Website Roster June 2024 Published 06/24/24 493 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 June 24, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 06/06/24 510 KB
ICC 605 In Person Meeting Notice August 27 28, 2024 Published 05/31/24 512 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda June 3, 2024 Published 05/06/24 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes May 6, 2024 Published 05/31/24 292 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 June 3, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 05/06/24 510 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda May 6, 2024 Published 04/26/24 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes April 1, 2024 Published 05/03/24 294 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 May 6, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 04/26/24 511 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda April 1, 2024 Published 03/14/24 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes March 4, 2024 Published 03/27/24 291 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 April 1, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 03/14/24 509 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda March 4, 2024 Published 02/14/24 273 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes February 5, 2024 Published 03/01/24 296 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 March 4, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 02/14/24 510 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda February 5, 2024 Rev.1 Published 02/05/24 276 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes January 8, 2024 Published 02/02/24 481 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 February 5, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 01/17/24 511 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda January 8, 2024 Published 12/19/23 277 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes December 11, 2023 Published 01/03/24 293 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 January 8, 2024 Microsoft Teams Published 12/12/23 511 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda December 11, 2023 Published 12/04/23 275 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes November 13, 2023 Published 12/06/23 297 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 December 11, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 11/16/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda November 13, 2023 Published 11/06/23 275 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes October 16, 2023 Published 11/06/23 472 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 November 13, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 10/16/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda October 16, 2023 Published 09/18/23 276 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes September 11, 2023 Published 10/10/23 471 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 October 16, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 09/18/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda September 11, 2023 Published 08/22/23 270 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes August 14, 2023 Published 09/07/23 665 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 September11, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 08/22/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda August 14, 2023 Rev.2 Published 08/08/23 273 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes July 17, 2023 Published 08/10/23 650 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 August 14, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 08/08/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda July 17, 2023 Rev1 Published 07/13/23 271 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes June 19, 2023 Published 07/13/23 501 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 July 17, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 06/23/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda June 19, 2023 Published 06/14/23 271 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 June 19, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 06/06/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes May 22 2023 Published 06/14/23 684 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda May 22, 2023 Published 05/01/23 271 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 May 22, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 04/25/23 531 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes April 24, 2023 Published 05/01/23 475 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda April 24, 2023 Published 04/19/23 272 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 April 24, 2023 Webex Mtg Published 04/25/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes Feb. 27, 2023 Published 03/13/23 294 KB
IS MHRRC Website Roster March 2023 Published 03/13/23 495 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda Feb. 27, 2023 Rev.1 Published 02/14/23 272 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 Feb. 27 2023 Webex Mtg Published 04/25/23 532 KB
ICC 605 IS MHRRC Task Group Rosters – February 8, 2023 Published 02/14/23 483 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes Jan. 30, 2023 Published 02/14/23 476 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda Jan. 30, 2023 Published 01/13/23 265 KB
Meeting Notice IS MHRRC 605 Jan. 30 2023 Webex Mtg Published 04/25/23 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes Dec. 7 2022 Published 12/09/22 476 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda Dec. 7, 2022 Published 11/15/22 271 KB
Mtg Notice IS MHRRC 605 Dec. 7, 2022 Webex Mtg Published 11/15/22 532 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Minutes Nov. 1, 2022 Published 11/10/22 308 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting Agenda Nov. 1, 2022 Rev2 Published 11/01/22 273 KB
IS MHRRC Meeting 2 Minutes Oct 6 7 22 Rev2 Published 11/01/22 461 KB
Mtg Notice IS MHRRC 605 Nov. 1 2022 Webex Mtg Rev1 Published 10/31/22 534 KB
IS MHRRC 605 Meeting 2 Oct 6 7 2022 Published 10/06/22 175 KB
In Person Meeting Notice Oct 6 2022 Published 09/06/22 183 KB
IBHS RESEARCH CENTER VISIT LOGISTICS 2022 Published 09/07/22 604 KB
Ibhs Site Covid Protocol For Visitors August2022 Published 09/07/22 95 KB
Meeting Agenda Aug 15 2022 Published 07/13/22 38 KB

The Multi-Hazard Resiliency for Residential Construction (IS-MHRRC) committee was first appointed by the ICC Board of Directors in July 2019 and has primary responsibility for the development as American National Standards. All standards development is subject to ICC's Consensus Procedures.

The first task of this committee updated ICC 600, entitled, “Standard for Residential Construction in High-Wind Regions.” to create the 2020 edition. The committee has primary responsibility for updating the prescriptive methodologies of resistant design and construction details for building and other structures of wood framed, steel framed, concrete, or masonry construction directed toward ensuring structural integrity. This includes prescriptive details for walls, floors, roofs, foundations, windows, doors, and other applicable components of construction in order to be consistent with industry practices.

Applications to serve on the committee were received on June 12, 2019 for the ICC Board of Directors consideration in response to a call for committee in Apr 2019.

An in-person meeting of the IS-MHRRC committee was held Dec. 2 - 4, 2019 at the IBHS facility in Richburg, SC.  The meeting was well attended.  Meeting minutes subject to committee approval are posted under Committee Documents. Read more.

ICC 600 -2020 has been ANSI Approved as of December 1, 2020. The document is available in the ICC Store.

2019-2020 ICC 600 Committee Documents

Meeting Agenda December 2-4, 2019 Published 11/07/19 448 KB
Meeting Notice October 7-8, 2019 Published 09/18/19 410 KB
Mtg Notice IS-MHRRC Feb 28 2020 webinar mtg Published 01/15/20 519 KB
Mtg Notice IS MHRRC Nov 6 2020 Webinar Mtg Published 10/20/20 521 KB
Committee Action Report For Public Comment Agenda Nov 6 2020 Meeting LCN Published 02/03/21 470 KB
Committee Action Report For Public Comment Agenda Feb 28 2020 Meeting LCN Published 02/03/21 399 KB
IS MHRRC Meeting 1 Minutes Oct 7 19 Published 02/03/21 567 KB
IS MHRRC Meeting 2 Minutes Dec 2 3 19 Published 02/03/21 630 KB
IS MHRRC Meeting 3 Minutes Feb 28 20 Published 02/03/21 548 KB
IS MHRRC Meeting 4 Minutes Apr 21 20 Published 02/03/21 546 KB