NAHB Makes a Case to Streamline Code Development

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Councils & Committees by on October 19, 2016 0 Comments

NAHB Second Vice Chairman and Louisiana home builder Randy Noel addressed members of the International Code Council’s Board of Directors as they gathered in Kansas City, Mo., for their board meetings in advance of this week’s public comment hearings.

His message: ICC must put the brakes on the complicated code development process so that builders, code officials and other home building professionals can take a step back to study the state of building science and advances in technology and make cost-effective recommendations for change, rather than constantly wade through thousands of code proposals from hundreds of interest groups in the hopes of coming to a consensus.

All year, NAHB has encouraged its members to meet with their local building officials and other state, county and city administrators and talk about their common interests: Ensuring that new homes are safe and energy-efficient but not at a cost that prices families out of the market – and keeps them in older homes that don’t have the advantages of being built to model codes.

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards committee and staff members are in Kansas through Oct. 25 to testify at the hearings. Here are the proposals at the top of their lists:

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