Starting yesterday, building inspectors and others eligible to vote will begin the online voting for the ICC code development process (cdpACCESS) for the 2018 editions of the International Residential Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Fire Code and International Building Code ─ Structural Provisions. The voting period is scheduled to go from November 8th to the 21st.
This is our chance to influence building and energy codes that will result in safe, energy efficient and affordable new homes. Last code cycle a large number of proposals were decided by just a few votes, so every vote counts. With just one phone call, you can help make a difference and ensure reasonable, enforceable and cost-effective changes to the building codes. Click here for a list of voters.
You may not personally know all of the building inspectors in your jurisdiction who are eligible to participate (see attached list of validated voters), but you likely at least know a few. With a call from a builder sharing the importance of the potential impact of the proposals on the code, we believe building inspectors will be more likely to consider our voting positions when they sit down at their computers and vote. Please place the call and offer to share with them the Voting Guide and ask that they consider our recommendations. Issues in blue are the most critical.
It’s just one call. Not a heavy lift for you, but a big help to your fellow builder members, their businesses, and safe, efficient home building practices.
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