This is the 2016 installment of this series. Click here for our previous update.
For more background, see our earlier 2014 Building Code Preview
The ICC Hearings:
From October 2-9 building officials, industry representatives, and energy efficiency advocates met for the 2013 Public Comment Hearings in Atlantic City, NJ to finalize revisions to the International Code Council’s (ICC) suite of construction codes.
Live updates from the Comment Hearings 10/8/2013:
The big news is that RE-166, the mechanical equipment trade-off proposal constituting a massive energy code rollback, was disapproved 76-52, overturning committee action.
The rest of the changes have been more mild: