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Building Owners and Managers Association International

National Model Code Development Activity

International Code Council 2015-2017 Code Development Cycle

The International Code Council has begun the three year development cycle that will result in the publication of the 2018 I-Codes, and BOMA International wants to ensure that our members have all the tools and resources they need to successfully advocate at the state and local level. This cycle marks the beginning of ICC’s new online cdpACCESS portal where users will be able to collaborate and submit proposals, floor modifications and public comments online. Following the Public Comment Hearings, Governmental Voting members will be able to take advantage of the online governmental voting ballot to vote on code changes that received public comments.

It is during this stage that it will be imperative that BOMA members reach out to their local officials. To learn more about the ICC code development process, visit the ICC website at

ICC Online Governmental Consensus Voting Guide:

BOMA encourages all ICC Governmental members to consider these positions and support only those code changes that are necessary for protecting the health, safety and welfare of tenants, building occupants and our first responders in the built environment. BOMA wants to ensure that the ICC national model codes continue to be useable, enforceable and adoptable throughout the United States. The following proposed code changes will appear in the online Governmental Consensus Voting beginning November 7th, 2016. 

  Online Governmental Member Voting Guide-BOMA Recomendations.pdfOnline Governmental Member Voting Guide-BOMA Recomendations.pdf

Recent Activities and Reports:

Grassroots Resources:

Additional Resources:

National Fire Protection Association

Based on the large number of codes and standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA groups select documents into various cycles (consisting of 3 or 5 year cycles). BOMA currently monitors the development of both NFPA 101 the Life Safety Code and NFPA 70 the National Electrical Code.

Recent Activities and Reports:

Additional Resources:

  • Understanding the NFPA Code Development Process (TBP)

  • Important changes to NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (TBP)

  • Important Changes to NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (TBP)

American Society of Heating, Refrigerant and Air-Conditioning Engineers

BOMA continues to participate and represent our members intrest in the ongoing maintenance of ASHRAE standards. BOMA is an organizational voting member on the following standards committees:

Additional Resources:

  • Important changes to ASHRAE 90.1 (TBP)

  • Important Changes to ASHRAE 189.1 (TBP)