The International Code Council is looking for volunteers to serve on several esteemed Standards Consensus Committees that will determine the future of landscape irrigation, storm shelter and high-wind construction standards. The Code Council develops a number of codes and standards, including mechanical, plumbing, structural, resilience, accessibility and green standards, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
Committee members play a key role in the codes and standards development process and are integral to developing the model codes and standards that provide for safe buildings and resilient communities in the U.S. and many other countries. Volunteers have the chance to share their expertise, build their skills and knowledge, learn more about the consensus process and network with peers from throughout the global community who have similar interests.
The Standards Consensus Committees review applicable Code Council standards to determine whether the standard will be re-affirmed, revised or withdrawn. Terms last through completion of the updated standard. Volunteer applications are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018, for the following committees.
- The Landscape Irrigation Emission Devices Standard Consensus Committee reviews ICC Standard 802-2014, which applies to sprinklers, bubblers, drip emitters and other water emitters intended for use within turf and landscape irrigation systems.
- The Consensus Committee on Storm Shelters reviews ICC/NSSA Standard 500-2014, which establishes the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through design, construction and installation requirements for storm shelters.
- The Consensus Committee Residential Construction in High Wind Regions reviews ICC Standard 600-2014, which establishes the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through design, construction and installation requirements for buildings and other structures sited in high-wind regions.
For more information about these committees and information on how to apply, click here.