A newly formed Code Development Committee will allow the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to serve as " a significant player" in the development of model building codes, the Society announced.
The committee, which reports to the existing Code Interaction Subcommittee, will prepare consensus-developed recommendations on proposed revisions to various codes, primarily those of the International Code Council. It will also allow ASHRAE to develop positions on code changes that affect members, but where the Society does not have a standard.
The committee will be responsible for considering proposed code changes suggested by Society members. Such changes will first be put out for internal public review by ASHRAE members. Once consensus has been reached within ASHRAE, the proposed changes will be submitted to the appropriate model code group.