Volunteers with expertise in Houston’s construction codes and permitting process are needed to serve on a Task Force Group (TFG) or the Construction Code Modernization Committee (CCMC). All task force and committee members will:
- Meet with and consult with internal and external stakeholder concerns
- Analyze and vet all stakeholder code amendment submittals
- Finalize stakeholder amendments to be proposed
- Review significant changes from the 2015 codes to the 2021 codes
- Submit TFG proposed amendments to the CCMC for final review and recommendations to the Houston Code Development Committee
- Be a City Ambassador and inform and educate the development community on the importance and value of the City’s 2021 code process and adoption.
Our goal is to create inclusive, diverse groups with as many associations and organizations engaged with construction codes so that everyone can be at the table sharing their organization’s insights into the codes.
Our selection process will ensure all areas of the development and design community are engaged and represented in the code development process. We will include small to large businesses in both commercial and residential buildings across all channels, including, but not limited to, developers, designers, building owners, contractors, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) specialists. Additionally, we will engage economic development groups, hazard mitigation experts, affordable housing interests, and more.
More information about the structure of the Task Force Groups and the Committee can be found in the Public Participation Plan.
Note: the deadline to join a committee or task force has passed.
Task Force Groups
If you are a subject matter expert in a particular code and belong to an association or non-profit organization, please consider volunteering for one of the Task Force Groups (TFG):
- TFG-1: Building & Fire Codes - reviews the International Building Code (IBC) International Fire Code (IFC), and International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The cut-off for signing up for this task force is Dec. 30, 2022.
- TFG-2: Residential & Pool Codes - reviews the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC). The cut-off for signing up for this task force is Feb. 10, 2023.
- TFG-3: Performance & Energy Codes - reviews the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Code Council Performance Code (ICCPC). The cut-off for signing up for this task force is Feb. 17, 2023.
- TFG-4: Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Codes - reviews the Mechanical Code (MC), National Electrical Code (NEC), and Plumbing Code (PC). The cut-off for signing up for this task force is Feb. 24, 2023.
A volunteer can only serve on one task force. Each Task Force Group will have 15-25 members. To ensure diversity, only one member of an association or organization may serve on a task force.
Each Task Force Group will meet at least weekly, up to 3 times per week, depending on the volume of changes and amendment requests received by the City. Before each meeting, members will be notified of the chapters, sections, and subsections that will be covered. If the meeting covers items that are not specific to a member's expertise, they do not need to attend.
Construction Code Modernization Committee
If you own or work for a company, please consider volunteering for the Construction Code Modernization Committee.
A volunteer cannot serve on the Construction Code Modernization Committee if they already serve on a Task Force Group. The Committee will have 50-75 members. To ensure diversity, only one member of an association or organization may serve on the Committee. The cut-off for signing up for this committee is Jan. 13, 2023.
The Construction Code Modernization Committee will meet monthly after each Task Force Group has vetted their group’s significant changes and amendment proposals and submitted them to the City for review and preparation for the CCMC meeting. Before each meeting, members will be notified of the significant changes and amendment proposals that will be covered. Members must attend all of the CCMC meetings or send a representative as outlined in the PPP.