Next week in Dallas, the International Code Council Committee will be meeting to deliberate potential changes to building codes. Activating to provide input on the proposed changes are a number of groups, including the International Association of Fire Fighters.
According to the IAFF’s blog, “Code change proposals have been submitted to eliminate the IAFF led initiative to require the protection of lightweight construction. Another proposal seeks to eliminate language requiring the Residential Code Committee to consider fire fighter safety from the Intent of the Residential Code. That was another IAFF led requirement. The IAFF and a number of our members will participate in the code hearings to retain these requirements. These code change proposals demonstrate the importance of the participation of the IAFF and our members in the code process, whether at the national or local level.”
Among other policies that will be discussed are green building standards, accessibility issues, and solar water heating standards.