Government Affairs

2015 ICC Model Codes Summary of Important Changes

Don Erb, BOMA Fellow, RPA, FMA, recently attended the ICC Code Council Committee Action Hearings in Louisville, KY.  He has provided our members with the 2015 ICC Model Codes Summary of Important Changes.  The report report includes changes between the 2012 and 2015 International Codes.  It does not include any New York State Supplements.  Click here to download the report. 

Thank you Don for representing BOMA at this important meeting!

NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code). Read more...

Copies of the 2015 International Codes and many other incorporated standards can be purchased from the International Code Council at, or call (888) 422-7233. The 2016 Uniform Code and Energy Code Supplements will be available to download from our website ( ).

BOMA International Government Affairs, Advocacy and Industry News

BOMA International monitors and lobbies pertinent legislative, regulatory and codes/standards issues, including electricity deregulation, capital gains tax relief, telecommunications, indoor air quality, private property rights, risk assessment, and codes and standards. BOMA International leaders have been called upon to testify in front of Congress on these and other real estate related issues. BOMA has been asked for input and has helped developed codes and legislation put in place by Congress, lessening the impact on property owners.

On the state level, BOMA Buffalo has forged relationships with other BOMA associations across the state, including Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City, and works together with them in updating elected officials on issues relevant to commercial real estate owners in this state. Visits are scheduled to meet with elected officials in Albany to discuss these matters face-to-face.
Locally, we are taking an active role in participating in local forums or on committees chaired by governmental and civic entities. Many of our present and past Board Members sit on other boards and committees representing our members and the local real estate community.
Speaking as an industry wide voice gives more weight to the message and lets our community leaders know that their actions and decisions have a great impact on our ability to successfully conduct business in the Western New York area. Our local association has found its voice and recognizes its responsibility to use it.

For more information about BOMA Buffalo's advocacy efforts, conatct the BOMA Buffalo Executive Director at info@bomabuffalo or (716) 856-3801.