(a)   BY REFERENCE.
      Council may, by ordinance, adopt technical codes for the purpose of drawing on the latest scientific and technological advances, including but not limited to construction standards, and such other matters as Council may determine to be appropriate for adoption by reference.
      An ordinance adopting any technical code shall make reference to the date and source of the technical code without reproducing it at length in the ordinance. In such cases, publication of the technical code shall not be required. A copy of each technical code and a copy of the adopting ordinance shall be authenticated and recorded by the Clerk of Council as provided in Sections 4.06 and 4.07. If the technical code is amended after its adoption by reference, Council may adopt the amendment or change by incorporation by reference under the same procedure established for the adoption of the original technical code.