Standards Development Process

The International Code Council adheres to openness and transparency in our Standards development process. All of our Standards committee meetings are open to the public. Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and be considered for committee membership.

Receiving accreditations from the Standards Council of Canada and the American National Standards Institute, help the Code Council aim to ensure consistency and fairness in the standard development process.

Primer on the Standards Development聽Process

View the Primer that provides information on the standards development process 鈥 specifically for stakeholders interested in getting involved in the Code Council鈥檚 standards activities. Also see this 5 minute that highlights the Code Council鈥檚 work in this important area.

聽Standards Development Policy, Procedures and Committee Application

Official 天美传媒 policies can be downloaded from 天美传媒's Corporate Governance page.

  • Click here to view 天美传媒's ANSI Approved Consensus Procedures for developing standards.
  • Click here to view 天美传媒's SCC Accredited Consensus Procedures for Canadian standards development.

Please see the 天美传媒 Call for Committees page to access 天美传媒's online committee application process.

Standards Development Process Infographic

Standards Development Process Infographic

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Webinar: Industry Standard Advances

Feel free to visit 天美传媒 Learn Live periodically for webinars with a broad overview and explanation of the Code Council's codes and standards developing process. Below is a past webinar by Karl Aittaniemi, P.E., Director of Standards Development.

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Often Asked Questions

Very important. Standards are developed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they are intended to. They establish common values that define safety and quality requirements. 天美传媒 Standards are developed to address building industry challenges as they relate to compliance with the I-Codes Among 天美传媒 there are 56 other standards developing organizations that have standards referenced in the International Building Code alone.

Standards are good for industry and trade associations often note an improvement in business when standards are introduced. Participation is an opportunity to drive your particular industry.

The Code Council has written Consensus Procedures Approved by ANSI to outline the development of standards in the most time efficient manner. Development can include both existing standards on a 5-year revision cycle as well as brand new standards to address new challenges faced by the building industry. Participants are expected to be prepared to lend their experience and expertise in the creation of the technical content. Committee meetings and work groups created by the committee meet regularly until the new standard is published or the current edition is updated. Depending on the scope of the standard, a revision cycle can range from a few months to 2 years.

The I-Codes set minimum requirements but may not necessarily detail how to achieve those requirements. A consensus standard that is referenced in the I-Codes provides that means so long as it is written in mandatory language that can be enforceable. In other words, it can offer a path to compliance. A lack of regulatory documentation is a primary reason for the development of a standard to help authorities having jurisdiction.


Yes. The Code Council was Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in May of 2023 and can develop National Standards of Canada. Areas of focus will pertain to the built environment and especially accessibility as part of the Canadian Governmental mandate for accessible and useable building and facilities.


List of 天美传媒 Standards

The Code Council is very active in standards development. Many inquiries on the status of 天美传媒 Standards are routinely received by staff. Below is a current list of ANSI Approved 天美传媒 Standards. Also included are 天美传媒 Standards that are co-branded and/or co-developed with other ANSI Accredited SDOs. A great source for specific news on the standards under development is on the individual standard committee鈥檚 webpage. Also look for regular updates published in the 天美传媒 Building Safety Journal.

  • 天美传媒 300-2023 鈥 Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands (IS-BLE)
  • 天美传媒 400-2022 鈥 Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures (IS-LOG)
  • 天美传媒/NSSA 500-2023 鈥 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters (IS-STM)
  • 天美传媒 600-2020 鈥 Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions (MHRRC)
  • 天美传媒 700-2020 鈥 National Green Building Standard
  • ASABE/天美传媒 802-2020 鈥 Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler and Emitter Standard (IS-IEDC)
  • CSA B805/天美传媒 805-2022 鈥 Rainwater Harvesting Systems (IS-RCSDI)
  • 天美传媒 900/SRCC 300-2020 鈥 Solar Thermal System Standard (IS-STSC)
  • 天美传媒 901/SRCC 100-2020 鈥 Solar Thermal Collector Standard (IS-STSC)
  • 天美传媒 902/PHTA 902/SRCC 400-2020 鈥 Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard (IS-STSC)
  • 天美传媒 903/SRCC 500-2024 鈥 Solar Hot Water Storage Tank Standard (IS-STSC)
  • 天美传媒 1100-2019 鈥 Standard for Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Plastic Insulation (IS-FPI)
  • 天美传媒/MBI 1200-2021 鈥 Standard for Off-site Construction: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly (IS-OSMC)
  • 天美传媒/MBI 1205-2021 鈥 Standard for Off-site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance (IS-OSMC)
  • 天美传媒/MBI 1210-2023 鈥 Standard for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Systems, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation in Off-site Construction (IS-OSMC)(IS-OSMEP)
  • 天美传媒 1300-2024 鈥 Standard for the Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IS-RSARC)
  • 天美传媒 A117.1-2017 鈥 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities (天美传媒(AS A117))
  • RESNET/天美传媒 301 鈥 Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Low-Rise Residential Buildings Using an Energy Rating Index
  • RESNET/ACCA/天美传媒 310 鈥 Standard for Grading the Installation of HVAC Systems
  • RESNET/天美传媒 380 鈥 Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems, and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems
  • RESNET/天美传媒 850 鈥 Standard Calculation and Labeling of the Water Use Performance of One- and Two- Family Dwellings Using the Water Rating Index

New Standards Under Development

With Intent for ANSI and/or SCC Approval

  • 天美传媒 605 鈥 Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Wildfire Hazard (IS-MHRRC)
  • 天美传媒 610 鈥 Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Seismic Hazard (IS-MHRRC)
  • 天美传媒 615 鈥 Standard for Residential Construction in Regions with Tsunami Hazard (IS-MHRRC)
  • 天美传媒 815 鈥 Standard for Sizing Water Distribution, Sanitary Drainage and Vent Piping Systems (IS-SWDDV)
  • 天美传媒 825 鈥 Private Sewage Disposal Systems (IS-PSDS)
  • 天美传媒 1125 鈥 Standard for Classification of Magnesium Oxide Boards in Building and Construction (IS-MGOB)
  • 天美传媒 1150 鈥 Standard for 3D Automated Construction Technology for 3D Concrete Walls (IS-3DACT)
  • 天美传媒 1155 鈥 Standard for Low-Carbon Alternative Cements used in Concrete (IS-LCCC)
  • 天美传媒/THIA 1215 鈥 Design, Construction, Inspection, and Regulation of Tiny Houses for Permanent Occupancy (IS-OSMTH)
  • 天美传媒 1500 鈥 Standard for Existing Building Safety Inspections (IS-EBSI)
  • RESNET/天美传媒 1450 鈥 Remote Virtual Inspection for Energy and Water Performance in Buildings (IS-ERVI)
  • ASHRAE/天美传媒 Standard 240 鈥 Evaluating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Carbon Emissions in Building Design, Construction, and Operations (IS-CBC)
  • ASC/天美传媒 A118 鈥 Acoustics of the Built Environment (IS-ABEC)

Standards Development & Consensus Committees

Review information on the Code Council's Standards Committees and the development of 天美传媒 Standards, including development schedules, committee meeting minutes, Public Comments, Public Input Agendas, Committee Action Reports (CARs), draft documents, and committee lists. Please click button below.

Standards Errata

SCC Accreditation


The International Code Council is the latest standards-developing organization (SDO) to receive accreditation from the . As a global leader in providing building safety solutions, the International Code Council joins a select group of organizations that contribute to the development of the National Standards of Canada for the benefit of Canadians. The work plan for future Canadian 天美传媒 Standards development projects can be found here.

Accr茅ditation CCN

L鈥橧nternational Code Council a re莽u l'accr茅ditation du Conseil canadien des normes (CCN) en tant qu'organisme d'茅laboration de normes (OEN). En tant que chef de file mondial en mati猫re de solutions de s茅curit茅 pour les b芒timents, l'International Code Council se joint 脿 un groupe s茅lect d'organismes qui contribuent 脿 l'茅laboration des Normes nationales du Canada dans l'int茅r锚t des Canadiens. Le plan de travail des projets d'茅laboration des normes canadiennes de l'天美传媒 est disponible ici.

ANSI Accreditation

The International Code Council is accredited by the as a standards developing organization that adheres to ANSI鈥檚 Essential Requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. Participation of the various stakeholders in an equitable, accessible and responsive environment is key in developing a consensus standard for recognition as an American National Standard.

The Code Council鈥檚 experience as a structured platform upon which consensus is achieved from industry stakeholder input places the Code Council in an ideal position as a standards developer. The Code Council also has the capability to augment the resources of other SDO鈥檚 seeking to develop standards for their respective industries. With the Code Council鈥檚 global membership representing more than 38 countries, its reach touches upon individuals experienced in facets peripheral to the building industry. In other words, the Code Council can develop ANSI-approved standards that go beyond building codes.

The Code Council's Consensus Procedures used to develop 天美传媒 Standards were ANSI Approved in August 2021. As a standards developing organization this current version provides the Code Council with a streamlined method to develop Standards in a most time efficient manner.

Have questions about the Standards Process?

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