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Builders Aim to Enlist Local Code Officials to Influence ICC Changes

Discussion in 'Talk to the ICC Board' started by conarb, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. conarb

    conarb Sawhorse

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    Jim:

    I don't know if you've seen this:

    Some of us went to that fiasco where an industry bought a code mandate, others of us watched it on the webcast, at the time I stated that the worst thing that could happen here was the fire sprinkler manufacturer coalition could be paving the way for the radical environmentalists to get their political agenda into the codes, and now that has happened.

    For those who don't know I don't like the NAHB, I dropped out in the 70s when a speaker from the national headquarters told us that we needed to downgrade quality so our buildings deteriorated and we could constantly rebuild, but who else is going to combat the business and environmental interests that have taken over the code process?

    ¹ http://www.prosalesmagazine.com/news/industry-trends/builders-aim-to-enlist-local-code-officials-to-influence-icc-changes_o
     
  2. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

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    They should read Allied Tube & Conduit Corp v. Indian Head Inc. where the NFPA adoption process was perverted.
     
  3. Min&Max

    Min&Max Silver Member

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    The code hearings have become a marketing opportunity for the manufacturers. Unfortunately code officials seem gullible enough to buy just about every thing being sold. I am very appreciative of the voting guideline that is produced by NAHB and use it extensively to determine my voting preference. They obviously have a lot more integrity than the folks from NFPA and NFSA.
     
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