2018 CODE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE

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The Virginia Building Codes are updated on a three-year cycle through the code development process. Virginia is a leader in building and fire regulations, and stakeholder input is vital Virginia’s code development process. Participation is encouraged through cdpVA. Codes and regulations are adopted by the Board of Housing and Community Development and periodic amendments are utilized to update codes and incorporate new reference standards.

WORKGROUPS INFORMATION

**All meeting dates are tentative. All meetings will begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

WORKGROUP ONE

Administrative provisions of VCC, VMC, VEBC and SFPC regulations; VADR/ADTAC regulations (amusement rides); VCS/BCAAC (certification requirements; IBSR (modular buildings); MHSR (manufactured housing); Related Laws; Manufactured Housing Licensing and Transaction Recovery Fund Regulations and other state agency’s regulations for functional design.

  • Workgroup One Meeting Dates: March 26, 2019 and July 10, 2019

WORKGROUP TWO

Technical provisions of VCC, VMC, VEBC and SFPC (IBC, IFC, IEBC and IPMC and other model codes).

  • Workgroup Two Meeting Dates: April 10, 2019 and July 24, 2019

WORKGROUP THREE

Residential provisions of the VCC, including IRC model code, trades and energy provisions.

  • Workgroup Three Meeting Dates: May 15, 2019 and August 7, 2019

WORKGROUP FOUR

Technical trade provisions of the VCC, including IPC, IMC, IFGC and NEC.

  • Workgroup Four Meeting Dates: June 5, 2019 and August 21, 2019

SPECIAL WORKGROUP (FIRE CODE EDITS)

In addition to the regular workgroup meetings, DHCD will hold two special full-day meetings for the purpose of reviewing recommended changes from the FSB sub-workgroup to the SFPC edits in Chapters 20-67.

  • Fire Code Edits Workgroup Meeting Dates: May 23, 2019 and August 14, 2019