The National Fire Protection Association recently announced that the comment period for NFPA 5000 Building Code has closed and the draft will be voted on at the World Safety Conference and Exposition, to be held May 19-23, 2002, in Minneapolis. The NFPA’s Technical Correlating Committee recently completed actions on public comments made regarding the latest draft of the Building Code, and the committee’s report on comments will be available for public review in March.

If approved and subsequently issued by the Standards Council, the Building Code will be first ever developed through a consensus process accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

To view the draft form of NFPA 5000, visit