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Sustaining sponsor: Lucifer Lighting Company, Kingspan
Green sponsors: AutodeskEPIC MetalsHKS, BPKC, ROCKWOOL, WRNSSkanska,
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GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future

This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor. 

Friday, March 29, is the last day for jurisdictions to register with ICC for important building code votes this spring: will your community's voice be heard?

  • 1.  Friday, March 29, is the last day for jurisdictions to register with ICC for important building code votes this spring: will your community's voice be heard?

    Posted 03-26-2019 11:19

    Please share this your networks:

    The International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are coming up (April 28-May 8), and the voting on these will occur in October. 

    Citizen architects: Encourage code officials to register to vote (membership is not expensive and takes only a few minutes to register):

    Friday, March 29 is the last day for municipalities who are ICC members to register to have eligible staff vote. If a jurisdiction is not registered to vote by Friday, they lose that opportunity for this code cycle (2019 Group B), see 2019 Committee Action Hearings-Group B CodesCode change proposals are posted for the public to see, and there are almost 600 between the residential and commercial provisions of the code. They are here: 2018/2019 Code Development: Group B - ICC.

    Here is a recent, helpful New York Times op-ed about the topic: Opinion | An Important Vote for the Climate
    There will be other steps coming soon on helping voting members to understand the code change proposals (and deflect misleading information about them) before the voting.


    Thank you!



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    Kira Gould
    Principal
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA
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