ICC Annual Conference, Final Action Hearings
for 2012 I-Codes Slated for October
July 27, 2010
The International Code Council (ICC) will hold its Annual Conference
and Final Action Hearings on October 24-31 at the Charlotte Convention
Center in Charlotte, N.C. The event will include final action on
code changes that will impact the 2012 International Energy Conservation
Code (IECC) and the energy portion of the 2012 International
Residential Code (IRC). The Group B Final Action hearings also
include the International Property Maintenance and Zoning Codes,
the administrative chapters of all I-Codes and updates to referenced
standards in all the International Codes.
For the first time, participants will be able to see results of
code change proposals in real time, including committee actions
and public comments, by using new software, CodeCyclePLUS.
The hearings will be webcast.
The conference will feature a number of educational sessions addressing
topics such as International Green Construction Code Public
Version 1.0 fundamentals and mechanical and plumbing provisions;
residential energy plan reviews; an introduction to ICC-700, the
2008 National Green Building Standard; the role of code officials
as first preventers; hurricane and tornado safe rooms and shelters;
accessibility and usability for residential buildings; and 2009
I-Code certification study skills.
ICC's code development process is undergoing a transition. The
Council's Board revised the code development process with input
from members and other stakeholders. The revised procedure maintains
the three-year publication cycle; continues to use the governmental
consensus process; divides the codes into two groups, each having
code development and final action hearings in the spring and fall
of the same year during the first two years of the cycle; eliminates
the need for supplements to the codes halfway through the cycle;
and reveals the new codes at the Annual Conference in year three
of the cycle. The revised process anticipates the 2012 I-Codes will
be available in April 2011.
There is no charge to attend the Final Action Hearings, but registration
is encouraged. CLICK
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