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July 31, 2014 | Professional Development Council Named. The new Professional Development Council (PDC) was recently established to better coordinate career path resources for ICC Members and other stakeholders by utilizing shared knowledge between ICC Education and Certification programs. The ICC Board of Directors approved the new Council Policy #45 in April 2014 to create the PDC and by which it will be governed. This critical new Council, chaired by Cindy Davis, CBO, replaces both BIPS and the Education Committee. A major purpose of the PDC is to align the ICC Education and Certification Programs to ensure quality training is available to meet the needs of ICC Members, all ICC educational customers and ICC Certification holders while maintaining the credibility and validity of the ICC Certification Program.
July 31, 2014 | Deadline Approaching for Get Everyone Certified Challenge. Demonstrate your department’s commitment to building safety and quality by entering the Get Everyone Certified Challenge. Complete this form by August 15 to compete for $1,100 credits for ICC educational offerings, courtesy of Target. All departments with newly 100% certified staff will be entered into a drawing for three $1,100 credits, awarded by population size. Additionally, departments with staff who are already 100% ICC certified as well as departments with newly 100% certified staff will be given recognition. Click here for details.
July 25, 2014 | The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates Nearly a Quarter Century of Accessibility. The International Code Council is proud of the role it has played in the landmark legislation. Click to read more including comments from the U.S. Access Board, BOMA, the ICC A117.1 Committee Chair, the ICC Board President and the ICC CEO.
July 23, 2014 | AHPBC Supports ICC Transparent Code Development. The American High-Performance Buildings Coalition, an organization of leading associations representing a wide range of interests in the building and construction industry, sees the commitment to an open public hearing process for developing the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as highly valuable in achieving more balanced green building objectives. Click for more.
July 18, 2014 | Benefits of Special Inspection are the Focus of New ICC Manual. The most common contributing factor to significant structural damage and building failure after extreme natural events such as earthquakes and hurricanes is construction that fails to comply with codes, standards and design documents. A new Code Council publication, Special Inspection Manual: 2012 Edition, discusses mitigating these issues. Click to read.
July 15, 2014 | 2013 ICC Fire Code Development Committee Chair Named Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year. The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has selected Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief and Chief of Training for the Cleveland Fire Training Academy, for its Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year award. Read more.
July 14, 2014 | Upcoming CALGreen Training Opportunity. Sign up for a free CALGreen webinar on July 24 that will provide brief overviews of non-residential provisions and commissioning (CALGreen and CA Energy Code). For more in-depth information on the fundamentals of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) and its commissioning requirements in CALGreen and the 2013 California Building Code, register for the Overview of 2013 Cal Green & Commissioning Requirements seminar on Aug. 4 in Mission Viejo.
July 14, 2014 | Be Sure You Know the ICC Code Development Process Deadlines. ICC requires that Primary Representatives must complete an online questionnaire by Sept. 1 for Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVR) to be to be eligible to vote at this year’s Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearing and Online Governmental Consensus Vote. If a GMVR was properly validated for the 2014 Online Assembly Floor Motion, the Primary Representative does not need to re-validate the GMVR for this Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearing and Online Governmental Consensus Vote, unless there are updates or changes to be made. Click for FAQs, including a link to check GMVR status.
July 9, 2014 | ICC to Relocate West Coast Operations to a New, State-of-the-Art Facility. ICC will relocate its Western Regional Office into a new, state-of-the-art facility in Brea, Calif. later this month. The new location will continue to provide a global gateway for accreditation and product certification for its subsidiaries ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES) and the International Accreditation Service (IAS). Click to read more.
July 8, 2014 | California Fire Marshal Tonya L. Hoover Earns ICC, IAFC 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award. She will be honored with the 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award for her history of courage, determination, and dedication to fire and life safety. The award honors individuals who have dedicated themselves to saving lives and property through their work on building codes, fire-prevention practices, legislative efforts and strong leadership. Click for more.
July 1, 2014 | Louisiana Adopts IPC Statewide for All New Construction. The International Plumbing Code will replace the Louisiana State Plumbing Code on Jan. 1, 2016. “We thank the Governor, the Legislature and all who supported this public safety legislation in the state of Louisiana,” said ICC CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. Read more.
June 25, 2014 | Industry Outlines Steps to Better Codes. An infographic developed by the National Association of Home Builders supports ICC’s new code development tool cdpACCESS. NAHB suggests its members build relationships with code officials and urges code officials to actively use cdpACCESS to participate in developing codes. Click to view the graphic.
June 24, 2014 | Call for ICC Board Candidates. In accordance with ICC bylaws, elections of officers and vacant positions on the Board of Directors will be held Sept. 29, at the 2014 Annual Business Meeting. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, resume and any other information that supports their candidacy. The Nominating Committee will interview candidates at a time and place to be announced. To assure an interview, materials must be received by July 31 and sent to: 2014 Nominating Committee Chair Ronald E. Piester, c/o Tracey Massey, ICC Eastern Regional Office, 900 Montclair Road Birmingham, AL 35213. Click for details.
June 23, 2014 | Exclusive Free Benefit for ICC Governmental Members. Through a special agreement with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), ICC Governmental Members may qualify for free access to ACCA's online membership benefits. As a contractor-focused organization, ACCA provides technical and business management products and services to help contractors meet or exceed business requirements. Now, ICC Members can have access to the same information contractors have.
June 19, 2014 | Plan Now to Attend 2014 ICC Annual Conference. Registration is open for ICC’s 2014 Annual Conference, Group C Public Comment Hearings and Expo, Sept. 28–Oct. 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Advance your career by attending top-notch seminars, network with colleagues and peers, and help finalize changes to the 2015 International Green Construction Code by participating in the code hearings. Register now and save.
June 17, 2014 | 2015 Editions of the International Codes Now Available. The 2015 I-Codes help achieve resiliency, safety, innovation and affordability in the built environment. Code users can begin today to prepare for adoption and use of the newest codes. Code purchases include a free subscription to ICC’s new Code Alert service that provides critical code updates and free access to videos, excerpts from support documents and training resources.
June 12, 2014 | ICC Roundtables Address Complex Issues to Support Code Officials, Construction Industry. When the need arises, the International Code Council brings together Members, stakeholders and other technical experts to address complex issues in the construction industry. The roundtable discussions will address fires in buildings under construction, the code adoption cycle, and the education and development of code officials. Click to read more.
June 4, 2014 | "Harford (Md.) Kids TV News" Features High School Construction Program. A new segment, "Construction Kids", shows proper window installation in compliance with the International Residential Code: they do it to code, meaning they do it right. The TV show also discusses how the high school training program helps students find a career. Click to view the TV show.