2021 Code Development Cycle

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The Virginia Building Codes are updated on a three-year cycle through the code development process. Virginia is a leader in building and fire regulations, and stakeholder input is vital to Virginia's code development process. Participation is encouraged through cdpVA. Codes and regulations are adopted by the Board of Housing and Community Development and periodic amendments are utilized to update codes and incorporate new referenced standards.

 

Workgroup Documents

General Workgroup Meeting Agendas - June 7-15, 2022

General Workgroup Meeting Summaries - April 12-20, 2022

General Workgroup Meeting Agendas - April 12-20, 2022

General Workgroup Meeting Summaries - March 1-9, 2022

General Workgroup Meeting Agendas - March 1-9, 2022

Residential Sprinklers Study Group

May 17, 2022 Residential Sprinklers Study Group Meeting Agenda | Documents

March 25, 2022 Residential Sprinklers Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents 

January 11, 2022 Residential Sprinklers Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

December 15, 2021 Residential Sprinklers Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

Active Shooter and Hostile Threats in Public Buildings Study Group

Active Shooter and Hostile Threats in Public Buildings Study Group Final Report

January 26, 2022 Active Hostile Shooter Hostile Threats Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

January 5, 2022 Active Hostile Shooter Hostile Threats Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

December 8, 2021 Active Shooter Hostile Threats Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group

In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group Final Report

February 24, 2022 In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

January 18, 2022 In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

December 29, 2021 In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

December 1, 2021 In-Building Emergency Communications Study Group Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

Resiliency Sub-Workgroup

April 27, 2022 Resiliency Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda| Summary | Documents

March 16, 2022 Resiliency Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | SummaryDocuments

February 23, 2022 Resiliency Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | Summary | Documents

SFPC Sub-Workgroup

May 11, 2022 SFPC Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | Documents

April 18, 2022 SFPC Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | SummaryDocuments

March 7, 2022 SFPC Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | SummaryDocuments

February 16, 2022 SFPC Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | SummaryDocuments

Energy Sub-Workgroup

May 12, 2022 Energy Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | Documents

April 11, 2022 Energy Sub-Workgroup Meeting
Agenda | Summary | Documents

March 24, 2022 Energy Sub-Workgroup Meeting Agenda | SummaryDocuments

Memos

2021 Code Development Cycle Stakeholders Memo - Nov. 4, 2021

2021 Code Development Cycle Stakeholders Memo - Oct. 4, 2021

Base Documents

2021 IBSR Base Document

2021 SFPC Base Document

2021 USBC Base Document

2021 VADR Base Document

2021 VEBC Base Document

2021 VMC Base Documents

General Information

2021 Code Development Process Flow Chart

2021 Workgroup and Sub-Workgroups Schedule