ICC: International Code Council goes virtual for the 2021 Committee Action Hearings

The COVID-19 regime encourages organsiations to work remotely and as such ICC have proposed that their 2024 code development process and its Committee Action Hearings will be a virtual format.

Washington, D.C. –  The International Code Council has begun its 2024 code development process and confirmed its Committee Action Hearings will leverage a virtual model for participants. Taking place April 11 through May 5, 2021, all interested parties are encouraged to participate as modern and innovative building codes and standards affect the safety and sustainability of all our buildings and communities.

“As we continue to navigate the pandemic and adhere to COVID-19 regulations, the safety of hearing participants is our number one priority,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer of the Code Council. “Following the success of our recent virtual appeals, we’ve incorporated key lessons learned and are well-positioned to leverage a virtual framework for our upcoming Committee Action Hearings.”

Due to the hearings being a highly collaborative process, staff, moderators and committee members will have the option to gather in a central location for the duration of the process, while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Speaking participants and those interested in listening to the proceedings will be able to join virtually. As done in previous years, the hearings will be available to view for free through a livestream.

Committee member selection is underway, and submissions for code change proposals are currently open. The Code Council will be accepting code change proposals through January 11, 2021. Anyone can submit a proposal via the Code Council’s cloud-based program, cdpACCESS, at www.cdpaccess.com.

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