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.
December 4, 2013 | ICC is Fixing Serious Problems. PME Magazine columnist Julius Ballanco writing about code development and the roll out of cdpACCESS reports that changes in voting procedures should make for well-rounded codes. “Next year,” Ballanco writes, “ICC switches to an online voting process for code changes. Inspectors will be able to watch the code hearing either in person or online. I have high hopes the new ICC voting process will have better results for the many intelligent code changes.”
December 3, 2013 | FEMA Recommends I-Codes for National Flood Insurance Program. The report to Congress says model building codes, such as the I-Codes, have flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings and structures, and are effective in reducing flood-related damage because of the specific mitigation provisions required for compliance.
December 2, 2013 | Proposed Changes to ICC A117.1-2009® Available for Review until Dec. 9.The first Public Review Draft of proposed changes to the ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standard is available for public comment. ICC is the leader in accessibility code compliance and guidance in the built environment, which is more important than ever with an aging population.
November 21, 2013 | NIST: Stronger Building Codes Could Have Saved Lives in Joplin Tornado. Recommendations in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Technical Report of the 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Mo., include: model building codes for new buildings require tornado shelters in accordance with the ICC 500 standard; model building codes develop and adopt a tornado shelter standard specific for existing buildings; and tornado shelters be installed in new and existing multi–family residential buildings, mercantile buildings, schools and buildings in tornado hazard areas.
November 20, 2013 | University of Florida Team Assesses Nov. 17 Tornadoes. According to the university’s wind hazard damage assessment team several houses were swept off their foundations, despite having anchor bolts with washers that fastened wood sill plates to the concrete slabs. Click here to read the report about the 45 reported tornadoes that caused significant damage in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
November 20, 2013 | Online Code Change Submittal Deadline Moved to January 10. To give you more time to become familiar with cdpACCESS, and because of the year-end holidays, the online code change submittal deadline date has been moved to January 10 from January 6. cdpACCESS—ICC's new, online component of the code development process—will be used for the entire cycle of all activities for Group C Code Development April 27–May 4 in Memphis, Tennessee.
November 19, 2013 | ICC Rolls Out cdpACCESS™. cdpACCESS is the new, online cloud-based tool built exclusively for ICC's code development process (cdp). Once referred to as remote voting, cdpACCESS is much more than that. With cdpACCESS you can create code change proposals and submit them online, and more. Code change proposals for ICC Group C for the International Green Construction Code are due by January 10.
November 18, 2013 | ICC Disaster Response Network Supports Communities Damaged by Natural Disasters. Anticipating the needs of jurisdictions for assistance in the aftermath of the recent tornadoes that impacted 12 states, 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. More information is available on this page of the ICC website. Click on the "Disaster Network" tab in the "ICC Important Information" section or call the Disaster Support Hotline at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 5238.
November 15, 2013 | Code Council Teams Up with NAHB and NKBA for "Design and Construction Week." The International Code Council is a supporting organization of the first ever "Design and Construction Week," Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas. Created by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to improve industry professionalism through education, networking and product knowledge, the event promises to be the largest-ever residential construction expo in the nation in 2014.
November 14, 2013 | Join us in Memphis for ICC's 2014 Committee Action Hearings, April 27 – May 4, 2014. Hearings attendees will experience cdpACCESS in action, and have the opportunity to help ensure the 2015 International Green Construction Code achieve the best in energy, water and cost efficiencies from sustainable construction. Register now.
November 13, 2013 | Non-ALS Stamp Found on Wood. The American Lumber Supply Committee is alerting code officials about a non-ALS stamp found on wood in North Carolina. Examples of accredited ALS stamps are available online. Section R502.1, of the 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings addresses identification and marks for load-bearing dimension lumber.
November 12, 2013 | ICC Board Approves New Code of Ethics. The updated code of ethics ensures that ICC Members continue to act with high integrity and that the association's code development process is conducted with no vested interests beyond public safety. With the launch of cdpACCESS, which includes online components to the code development process, the Board's action emphasizes that ICC voting Members will continue to act with professional integrity, competency and conduct.
November 11, 2013 | ICC Supports Legal Action to Protect Copyright. The International Code Council supports legal action to stop the unauthorized posting of copyrighted materials that undermines the ability to continuously improve public safety. Protecting the copyright of codes and standards offsets the costs of the process while reducing the financial burden of government, facilitating building innovation and retaining independence from special interests.
November 6, 2013 | Conference Delegate Photos Available Online. Photos of U.S. state and global delegations, Master Code Professionals, Code of Honor recipients and Honorary Members can be downloaded from the ICC website. Photos of Conference events are here.
October 30, 2013 | Congressmen Advocate for Safe Building Code Incentive Act in Op-Ed. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.) wrote an Op-Ed in The Hill Newspaper on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in support of the Safe Building Code Incentive Act. The Act is bipartisan legislation designed to encourage states to adopt and enforce strong building codes as a preventative measure against disaster. The Code Council is part of the BuildStrong Coalition that supports the Act.
October 28, 2013 | ICC Expands Member, Chapter Services in California, Western States; Augments Resources for PMG Standards Development. Larry Brugger will join the ICC Government Relations staff in California as a Regional Manager, and Vicki Worden of Worden Associates will provide additional expertise for standard development projects in ICC's Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) program. Click to read more.
October 18, 2013 | Group C Code Committee Action Hearings will be held in Memphis. The hearings offer Code Council Members and others in the construction industry an opportunity to voice opinions and offer expertise to help develop the 2015 International Green Construction Code. cdpACCESS — the new, online component of the code development process — will be used for the first time at a hearing allowing greater participation from code change submittals to discussions and final voting.
October 17, 2013 | ICC, CALBO Identify Significant Changes to California Codes. Two new publications from the International Code Council and California Building Officials offer key insights into the changes and implications of the 2013 California Building Code and California Residential Code that take effect Jan. 1.
October 14, 2013 | ICC Announces 2013 Honorary Members. International Code Council Members awarded Honorary Memberships to four distinguished individuals for demonstrating outstanding service to the ICC or one of the association's legacy model code organizations. Members approved the nominations of Gregori Anderson, James L. Brothers, Sam Francis and Jack Leyden.
October 14, 2013 | AIA Recognizes ICC 10th Anniversary. AIA President Mickey Jacob presented a citation in honor of ICC's anniversary as a consolidated association. "The development of the ICC is the positive result of an incredible gamble," Jacob said.
October 11, 2013 | Industry Experts Honored for Contributions to Safety in the Built Environment. Laura Rouse-DeVore, Montgomery, Ill., Code Enforcement Officer is the Code Official of the Year; Fulton Cochran, Henderson, Nev., Deputy Fire Marshal earned the Fire Service Award; The Butte County, Calif., Department of Development Services Building Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency received Community Service Awards; and Dennis Pitts, American Wood Council South Central Regional accepted the Affiliate Award.
October 11, 2013 | Green Honored with Fowler Award. Henry Green, president of the National Institute of Building Sciences, former ICC and BOCA Board President and a former executive director of the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes is the 2013 recipient of the Prestigious Bobby J. Fowler Award honoring contributions to the building safety industry that advance the Code Council's goals to achieve a safer built environment.
October 10, 2013 | 2013 Annual Business Meeting. ICC Voting Members Elected Board Officers and Directors at its meeting in Atlantic City.
September 30, 2013 l View an update on the strategic initiative Vision 2023. During a joint meeting of ICC's Membership Councils in Atlantic City, N.J., Board of Directors Secretary/Treasurer Guy Tomberlin updated attendees on Vision 2023, an initiative by the ICC Board to strengthen and sustain the association's business model for the next 10 years. The next steps in the initiative include receiving ICC Member feedback and the development of work plans. View the presentation.