Since the International Code Council was formed more than a decade ago, it has become the hallmark professional Membership association dedicated to providing its Members and building industry professionals with the tools they need to ensure the public's safety in the built environment. ICC looks forward to working with our Members and partnering with others to continue to advance this critical mission in the years to come.
Disaster Response Network Supports Communities Damaged by Natural Disasters. Anticipating the needs of jurisdictions for assistance in the aftermath of the recent tornadoes, wildfires and other severe weather, the Disaster Response Network is active. Jurisdictions can access a database of volunteers to assist with building damage assessment, inspections and other code-related functions. Jurisdictions can call the Disaster Support Hotline at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 5238. More information is available on this page of the ICC website. Click on the "Disaster Network" tab in the "ICC Important Information" section.
Give An Ordinary Room an Extraordinary Purpose. As a building safety professional, you know safe rooms save lives during high-wind events including tornadoes and hurricanes. As our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones and their homes in recent tornadoes, here is a tool you can use to make your community safer.
June 17, 2013 | Certification and Training July News. Check out all the updates on ICC’s Certification and Testing for upcoming changes to various exams, tests and certifications.
June 17, 2013 | Protecting Structures from Wildfires. The way to reduce the disastrous effects of wildfires is community-wide planning long before the fire starts. Watch the video to learn more.
June 13, 2013 | Inspector of Collapsed Philadelphia Building Commits Suicide. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family of ICC Member Ronald Wagenhoffer. Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Gillison said: "With the building collapse a week ago, we have now lost seven lives in connection with this tragedy.”
June 13, 2013 | Call for Nominations to the ICC Board of Directors. Elections of officers and vacant Board of Directors positions will be held on Oct 1 at the Annual Business Meeting. All Board candidates must submit a letter of interest, current resume and any other information they feel necessary to support their candidacy to be received by the Chair of the Nominating Committee by Aug. 2 to ensure an interview.
June 12, 2013 | ICC and SRCC Leadership Announce Solar Water Heating Standard Initiative. The Code Council has announced a call for Standards Development Committee members to develop two new ICC/Solar Rating & Certification Corporation standards through the ICC’s ANSI accredited standards development process.
June 11, 2013 | Code Council Seeks Nominations for 2013 Awards. Nominate an individual or group whose contributions to building safety, code compliance, fire prevention, sustainability, public service or community service are exemplary. Award recipients will be honored and recognized publicly for their accomplishments during the 2013 ICC Annual Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.
June 11, 2013 | Sponsored Scholarships Now Available. Children of code enforcement agency personnel whose jurisdictional authority is an active ICC Governmental Member have the opportunity to apply for five Sponsored Scholarships. Only one application is needed to apply for all the scholarships. Deadline for submissions is June 28.
June 11, 2013 | New International Energy Conservation Code Resource Page Available. ICC and the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program are collaborating to provide resources featuring the latest in building energy code products and services to assist code officials. This page includes information on training, certification, resources and publications related to energy code compliance.
June 3, 2013 | View Full 2013 Report of Committee Action Hearings. The 2013 Report of the Committee Action Hearing contains all of the proposed revisions of the Group B Committee Action Hearings, held April 21-April 30, in Dallas. The report includes the recommendation of the code development committee and their reason on each proposed item. Public comments are being accepted. Submission deadline for the Public Comment Hearing is July 15.
June 3, 2013 | Reduce Your Hurricane Risk Before, During and After the Storm. June marks the start of hurricane season, the Code Council offers a list of hurricane safety information and hurricane preparedness tips to help keep families and communities safer before, during and after the storm.
June 3, 2013 | Code Council Seeks Nominations for Honorary Members. The International Code Council Board of Directors is accepting nominations for Honorary Members until July 1. An Honorary Member is a person who has rendered outstanding service to the Code Council.
June 3, 2013 | Code of Honor Scholarships Application Period Now Open. The scholarships help to ensure the I-Codes reflect the consensus view of officials at all levels of government by providing funding to Governmental Member Voting Representatives seeking to participate in the Public Comment Hearings, Oct. 2–10, in Atlantic City, N.J. Deadline for submission is July 12.
June 3, 2013 | ICC Evaluation Service Initiating Transition to New Inspection Policy and Procedures. To comply with ISO/IEC 17065, ICC-ES will sign contracts with approved third-party agencies wishing to perform inspections related to ICC-ES evaluation reports. Inspection activities will continue under the current procedures until Jan. 1, 2014.
May 30, 2013 | Free Online Tornado, Hurricane Safety Course Available. The Code Council is offering a free online course in the ICC Online Campus to provide consumers with the information necessary to make an informed decision about installing a storm shelter in their homes. The course provides additional information on the weather hazards which affect life safety and how a storm shelter mitigates these risks. View the free online course today.