ACI Code Advocacy Portal

ACI is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development dissemination and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational and training programs, and certification programs. Code development and Standards Adoption takes place at the international, state, and local levels.

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There are three specific ways that you can help the ACI code adoption process in your area:

Become a proponent or advocate

Identify the need for a code change proposal. Be a co-proponent or submit a code change proposal to the authority having jurisdiction in your area or the relevant model code, raise the issue of sponsoring code change proposals with your local ACI chapter, and/or contact ACI Code Advocacy Engineers, Steve Szoke, for changes to model building codes and Kerry Sutton, for state and local code change proposals. To learn more:

Code Advocacy (CI Article October 2018)

Expediting Code Adoptions through Grassroots Efforts (CI Article November 2019)

State and Local Advocacy Efforts (CI Article December 2021)

Shaping the Industry through Outreach and Advocacy on the local Level (CI Article November 2022)

Offer a testimony of support

Once a code change proposal has been submitted for public comment in your area, individuals are given the opportunity to testify in support of the proposal. Testimony is usually at in-person hearings, nut some authorities have virtual hearings or committee meetings. If you are interested in code advocacy, reach out to an ACI Code Advocacy Engineer for confirmation.

Submit a letter of support

For state and local code development, you can submit a letter to the building code commission reviewing the code change proposal in your area. These letters should provide detail for why the code change proposal is beneficial in terms of public safety, improved quality of construction, and even economic benefit.

Collaboration Groups

ACI offers a platform for collaboration on state, national, and model code initiatives. These collaboration groups provide a forum for interested individuals to work on the development and dissemination of technical criteria and related programs. The current collaboration groups are hosted under the ACI Committee Directory. For interest in state initiatives contact Kerry Sutton, and for interest in model code development or international adoptions contact Steve Szoke,

Technical Cooperation Program

The ACI Technical Cooperation Program sponsors leading experts from ACI to participate and liaison in an international technical committee. This representative will act on behalf of ACI to support the international committee and return knowledge gained to their supporting and related committees.

LinkedIn Groups

Receive the latest news and opportunities related to ACI code adoption and implementation by joining ACI’s Advocacy Group on LinkedIn. ACI has a group dedicated to advocacy with the U.S. and another for all International advocacy efforts.

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Position Statements

ACI position statements are focused on advocacy efforts related to code development and adoption; and future statements may focus on other ACI programs, services, and activities. These position statements support policy positions along with state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations.

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Position Statements Facilitate Advocacy - CI June 2020.

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NFPA 5000 Proposals - posting in June 2024

I- Codes Group B Proposals - posting in December 2024

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