Request a code change

The National Model Construction Codes improve with each edition thanks to the contributions of inspectors, designers, suppliers, contractors, researchers, instructors, and others. Every change request is reviewed by a CCBFC standing committee.

Typical changes:

  • accommodate new construction techniques and systems
  • clarify requirements
  • update references to standards
  • propose expansion of scope or objective.

Do you have a suggestion to improve one of the Codes? If so, please read the detailed guidelines and, for each change request, submit a separate Code Change Request using the on-line form provided.

Your change request will be considered for the 2020 editions of the Codes and should include:

  • the existing Code requirement, if applicable
  • the reasons for the change or addition
  • your proposed revision or new requirement
  • supporting documentation, including cost/benefit data
  • the enforcement implications, and
  • the related Code objectives.

Step 1

Read the detailed guidelines.

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