Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Interlude - The IGCC is totally unnecessary – let’s wait on the code-talkers
The International Code Council (ICC) Code Development Hearings for the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) will be held in Dallas from May 16 through May 22. (or, if you’d prefer, you can attend hearings for the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code). Here’s the URL for the hearing schedule: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/IGCC/Documents/misc/2011HearingSchedule.pdf Hearings are scheduled from 8 AM until 9 PM every day, and they may be extended if items aren’t resolved within the allotted timeframe. You can go to the following URL to review the comments / amendments offered for consideration; but, believe me when I say, there are many, many, many comments for the ICC to consider: http://media.iccsafe.org/IGCC/docs/2011-ProposedChanges-IGCC.pdf You can also attend the hearings (if you’re in and/or around the Dallas area). Here’s the informational website – with links to sign-up: https://www.goeshow.com/icc/2011SpringHearings/ereg910204.cfm?pg=register You don’t need to be a member of the ICC; however, if you want to vote, you have to join for a nominal fee. The Code Development Hearing Results will be posted on May 27th – along with a “public comment form that’s due back to the ICC by August 12th. So, until (another) revised version of the IGCC is posted (or at least recommended and approved changes are posted), I’ll wait to post additional blogs; however, expect further specific blogs that compare the chapter-by-chapter version-2 inclusions (listed in my previous blogs) with the resultant version to be posted on May 27th. So, keep reading my AIA-Knowledge-Net blogs, and get the facts that you deserve; because, unfortunately, you’ll never get them directly from the AIA. Stay tuned.