The International Code Council is currently seeking contractors, engineers, code officials, academics, manufacturers, health authority experts, and other industry stakeholders to help develop the following standards:
- ICC 815 - Sizing Water Distribution, Drainage and Venting Standard This new international standard will take a holistic worldwide approach to sizing water distribution, sanitary drainage, and vent piping systems for residential, mixed-use, and institutional occupancies that utilizes a modern sizing method that will greatly improve upon outdated methods currently used in all plumbing codes, as well as account for post-COVID-19 usage patterns.
- ICC 825 - Private Sewage Disposal Systems Standard This new international standard will provide minimum requirements for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining private sewage disposals systems based on newer technologies and methods, and most importantly, the impacts of climate change.
To learn more about these standards committees visit www.iccsafe.org/membership/councils-committees/call-for-councils-and-committees/.
Because current plumbing piping is sized based on plumbing fixtures from the 1940s, lower flow rates of modern plumbing fixtures and fittings result in wasted water and energy as well as potential for build-up of biofilm. ICC-815 will address these issues by focusing on proper velocity through water piping and proper disposal of waste in sanitary drainage systems with lower flow rates.
ICC-825 will address situations where, if a public sewer is not available, the code requires a private sewage disposal system to be installed. Furthermore, ICC-825 will work hand-in-hand with the sanitary drainage aspect of ICC-815.
ICC Standards are developed to address building industry challenges as they relate to compliance with the I-Codes. Participating in these committees will help shape these standards used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.
Visit https://www.iccsafe.org/membership/councils-committees/icc-committee-application/ to apply. Application deadline is September 30th.