The International Code Council (ICC) recently held the first round of public hearings for the 2015 model codes in Dallas. This document highlights key outcomes of interest to apartment firms.
In a break with past practice, the ICC has split the 15 I-Codes into three groups, with different timetables for each. NMHC/NAA’s efforts in this first round, the Group A hearings, focused primarily on the International Building Code (IBC).
Final votes on the Group A codes take place in October, but they will not be published for local adoption until 2015 when the Group B and Group C codes are also completed. For more information on the ICC code development process, including the timeline for Group B codes, visit NMHC/NAA’s new Building Codes Toolkit at www.nmhc.org/goto/ICC-Codes.