The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.
Below is a critical advocacy opportunity for architects to help shape the direction of our nation's model construction codes with a response deadline of June 1, 2017.
The International Code Council (ICC) is accepting applications to sit on its 2018/2019 Code Committees during the next code cycle to develop the 2021 editions of the ICC International Codes. These committees will have a significant influence on the content of these codes.
There are currently 17 Code Committees, responsible for the review and evaluation of code change proposals submitted to the 2018 ICC International Codes (which will be published in fall 2017). The codes will be grouped into two cycles:
Each cycle will start with a public code change submittal period, with code change proposals due in early January of the applicable calendar year. Code Committee members review the applicable code change proposals under their committee's purview, then meet together in April at the Committee Action Hearing to discuss and hear public testimony on each item before voting to recommend its approval or disapproval.
Please email email@example.com or call Paul Karrer (Manager, AIA Building Codes Policy) at (202) 626-2562 with any questions.