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The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.

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  • Online Governmental Consensus Vote is Open through Feb. 21. After addressing the voting technology challenges from the Long Beach, Calif., Public Comment Hearings (PCH) in October 2015, the Online Governmental Consensus Vote for all of the code changes in the 2015 Group  Cycle opened as scheduled on Feb. 8. Eligible Voting Members for the OGCV are Governmental Member Voting Representatives who were validated for the 2015 Group A Cycle, as well as ICC Honorary Members. Be sure to review the OGCV instructions posted on cdpACCESS. They contain important information on how the OGCV will be conducted due to the Final PCH results being based on a combination of the two-step electronic process ICC utilized to address the voting problems and the in-person Long Beach PCH. The OGCV is scheduled to continue until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Feb. 21.
    February 9, 2016
  • Executive Order Calls for Use of I-Codes in Federal Buildings for Seismic Safety. Prior to the start of the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit, President Obama issued an Executive Order, Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Standard that calls for new, leased and regulated federal buildings to meet seismic safety provisions outlined in the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, served as a panelist at the earthquake summit in Washington, D.C.
    February 5, 2016
  • Seismic Safety, Early Warning System the Focus of White House Earthquake Resilience Summit. The White House is hosting an Earthquake Resilience Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to promote the use of codes and standards in new and retrofit construction and the adoption of an earthquake-early warning system in the United States. Federal, state, private and academic partners also will announce new commitments to increasing earthquake awareness and safety for the public. ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, will be a panelist during the session, “Building for Earthquake Safety.” The summit begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern and can be viewed online.
    February 1, 2016
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