Code Development

There are nearly 2,000 proposed changes to the International Code Council (ICC) family of construction codes that will be considered for the 2018 editions this month. Some reflect recent important developments in technology or the experiences of home builders trying to find a reasonable balance between energy efficiency and indoor air quality as homes get tighter and tighter.

NAHB has identified those changes that, because of extraordinary expense on the negative side or better building practices on the positive side, that are the most important to the home building industry and to home buyers, whose interests we represent. It’s important that home builders, remodelers and their trade partners share this document with their local building officials so they are prepared to vote in support of our voting recommendations during the Online Governmental Consensus Voting Period scheduled from Nov. 8-21.

Home builders, remodelers and their trade partners must step up to keep housing safe and affordable for home buyers, who have no say in this vote. For that reason, NAHB encourages all members to contact their local building code officials and ensure they are eligible to vote.

Code Development Events

  • ICC Online Governmental Consensus Voting Period
    Nov. 8-21, 2016 (tentative)

Code Development Resources