ICC-ES Revises Policy on 2009 Codes

ICC-ES Revises Policy on 2009 Codes

ICC-ES has changed its long-standing policy that required evaluation reports to comply with the newest edition of the International Codes beginning January 1 of the year following publication. Effective July 1, 2010, report holders will have the option to have their products evaluated under the 2006 or 2009 International Codes, or both. The change in policy is intended to give report holders and applicants more leeway to decide when to address the requirements of newer codes, a decision that is driven by their customers and the jurisdictions in which they sell.

As part of this process, evaluation reports on the ICC-ES website will be re-organized to better distinguish the code year on which the report is based.