October 25, 2010
When public version 2 is released by the IGCC in a little over two weeks, AIA will be combing through the text, which incorporates changes made by the Public Comment Committee’s dispositions during the first public hearing, but there are a number of important issues that we can already start examining in detail in preparation for the second version. They include, but are not limited to:
• the role of the design professional in responsible charge in the code
• potential standard of care changes
• additional responsibility, risk and liability
• expanding the notion of health, safety and welfare to incorporate ‘green’ principles
To look at either Public Version 1.0 or the upcoming Public Version 2.0 (publication date is November 3, 2010)simply to to the International Code Council’s web site iccsafe.org. You do not have to be a member, and you do not have to sign in to open the button for Codes, Standards & Guidelines. Under that window go to the International Green Construction Code on the left side. Then open the IGCC Development Schedule.
There you will find the schedule and various documents that you can download and read, including the public comments and the results of the hearings in August 2010. You will see that the Public Version 2.0 is not yet available. Once it is available, the Code Change Form (immediately below where PV 2.0 will be) will allow anyone to suggest a change. AIA members are encouraged to contat AIA staff member, Jessyca Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions they may have.
David Collins FAIA
Preview Group, Inc.
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