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KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE FROM TALL WOOD BUILDINGS

The International Code Council soon will vote on proposed code changes that among other things would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite a lack of rigorous scientific or in-the-field fire and structural testing.

NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION by urging the ICC to say no to these dangerous proposals that are up for a final vote which closes on Nov. 27, 2018. Join the public hearing process to let your voices be heard. This highly combustible mass timber must be stopped!


TAKE ACTION – SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS OR ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARINGS!

  • SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS: Online public comments can be submitted by July 16, 2018 through the ICC’s cdpACCESS website. Click here for a printable set of detailed instructions and suggested talking points.

  • ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARINGS: The ICC will hold public comment hearings Oct 24-31 in Richmond, Va.

Why should these TALL WOOD proposals for mass timber construction be stopped?

UNTESTED: Wood-industry funded tests performed in the U.S. and Canada were completely inadequate, failing to examine real-world structural risk factors, potential firefighting safety impacts from weather, and material-related risk factors to public health and safety.   

UNPROVEN: While non-combustible concrete and steel have been used for centuries to build tall buildings and structures, mass timber products, like cross-laminated timber, are unknown and unproven construction materials.

UNSOUND: Common sense knows, and history shows, that TALL WOOD buildings are high-risk and dangerous to public health and safety when it comes to natural and man-made disasters like hurricanes and wildfires.


To download the full talking points click here.

Are you a voting member of the ICC? Get certified to vote in 2018 here.