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It's now time to use your voice to support the code proposals set forth by the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Buildings. The voting portal opens on November 19 and will remain open until December 7. We encourage any registered Government Member Voting Representatives to support the work of the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings.

Each code proposal has been approved by:
  • The ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings
  • The ICC Fire Safety, Fire Code Development and General Committees at the ICC Committee Action Hearing, Columbus, OH, April 2018
  • The ICC Governmental Voting Members at the ICC Public Comments Hearings, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2018

We recommend that decisions of these ICC Committees be sustained by approving the IBC and IFC code change proposals during cdpACCESS voting from November 19 to December 7.

CODE CHANGE SUMMARY ICC Committee
Action
Hearing
ICC Public
Comments
Hearing
Recommended
Government
Online Consensus
Vote (cdpACCESS)
G108-18 Details Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C mass timber construction; specifies required interior and exterior non-combustible protection and fire resistance ratings for walls, floors and roofs; specifies protection of concealed spaces and shafts; prohibits use of light frame combustible construction. Approved as Modified Upheld
Approve as Modified
G89-18 Details requirements for mass timber elements, including non-combustible protection, serving as fire barriers or horizontal assemblies to separate occupancies. Approved as Modified Upheld
Approve as Modified
FS81-18 Establishes the required contribution time of non-combustible protection for mass timber elements. Approved as Modified Upheld
Approve as Modified
FS5-18 Specifies how ASTM E 119 tests are to be used to establish the contribution of non-combustible protection to the fire resistance rating of mass timber. Approved as Submitted Upheld
Approve as Submitted
FS6-18 Requires sealant at the abutting edges and intersections between rated mass timber elements and between elements of mass timber and other materials in all new Type IV construction types. Approved as Submitted Approved as Modified by PC1
Approve as Modified by PC1
FS73-18 Specifies that code-compliant mass timber is a suitable fireblocking material. Approved as Submitted Upheld
Approve as Submitted
G28-18 Requires Type IV buildings over 120 feet above grade to have redundant water supply for automatic fire suppression systems. Approved as Submitted Upheld
Approve as Submitted
FS66-18 Details fire safety requirements for mass timber buildings while they are under construction. Approved as Modified Approved as Further Modified by PC-1
Approved as Further Modified by PC-1
G75-18 Specifies the allowable building heights for Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C mass timber structures. Approved as Modified Upheld
Approve as Modified
G80-18 Specifies the allowable number of stories for Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C mass timber structures. Approved as Submitted Upheld
Approve as Submitted
G84-18 Specifies the allowable building area for Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C mass timber structures. Approved as Submitted Upheld
Approve as Submitted

To participate in the online government consensus vote, follow this link to cdpaccess: https://www.cdpaccess.com/ogcv/

Note: F88-18, G146-18 and G152-18 were approved on the Consent Agenda.