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    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.

  • Industry News

    Participants Wanted to Develop Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Job Task Analyses. The National Institute of Building Sciences Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC) is seeking qualified practitioners to assist in the development of job task analyses for the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, a set of voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs.

    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.

    ICC, NCSEA Guide Details Design for Serviceability Required by Code. Guide to the Design of Building Systems for Serviceability: In Accordance with the 2012 IBC® and ASCE/SEI 7-10 provides valuable guidance on areas of serviceability required by the code but not always specified. Co-published by the International Code Council and National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), this comprehensive guide includes a wide range of resources in a single document.

    ICC Illustrated IBC Handbook Helps Professionals Better Understand Code Application, Compliance. The 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Handbook, a new publication from the International Code Council (ICC) and McGraw-Hill Professional, combines detailed discussion with more than 600 color illustrations to support the application of IBC provisions.

  • New Publications & Resources

    The 2015 International Codes have arrived! Jurisdictions and other code users can begin today to prepare for adoption and use of the newest building safety codes. The I-Codes developed by International Code Council Members and other safety advocates at public hearings using the governmental consensus process help achieve resiliency, safety, innovation and affordability in the built environment.

    The popular series Significant Changes to the I-Codes has been updated for the 2015 IBC, IRC, IFC, and IPC/IMC/IFGC. These full-color guides walk you through the most important changes from the 2012 editions using color illustrations and in-depth discussion of how the change affects real-world application.

    Building Code Basics: Fire will help you focus on important fundamentals of the 2012 International Fire Code. This step-by-step guide uses real-world scenarios, non-code language and color illustrations to help you better understand code requirements.

    Special Inspection Manual, 2012 Edition details how specialized oversight and increased inspection during construction can help to prevent significant structural damage. The manual contains detailed information about the IBC requirements for special inspection and supports preparation for special inspection certification exams.

    The new edition of A Budgeting Guide for Local Government explores the constantly changing world of budgeting in local government.

  • Disaster Network

    Disaster Network

    ICC Disaster Response Network. As you know, in the wake of a natural disaster the definition of normal goes out the window. Once a disaster hits, there are many emergency procedures that must be put in place. It's only after these immediate needs have been taken care of that the focus on recovery and rebuilding can really begin. You can request a list of volunteers who can help you with your post-disaster inspection efforts.

    Wanted: Public Safety Volunteers. Would you be interested in helping out jurisdictions in the aftermath of a natural disaster? Click here to volunteer.

    Task Force Promotes Preparedness, Provides Guidance, Coordinates Housing Resources for Communities. The National Disaster Housing Task Force, composed of Federal agency partners, provides interagency coordination to develop plans, procedures and guidelines for state and local authorities use to enhance preparedness and program knowledge and provides other tools for communities. 

    Test Your Disaster Knowledge. Depending on where you live, some sort of severe weather likely has affected your life this year and cost you money.

    The Architect's Role in Disaster. Natural disasters are unpreventable, not unpredictable: The U.S. sustains about 10 a year.

    Disaster Support Hotline. ICC Member Jurisdictions in need of assistance during their rebuilding efforts can call the Code Council's DISASTER SUPPORT HOTLINE at 888-422-7233 (ext. 5238).

    ICC Partners with MBI on Disaster Relief. ICC and the Modular Building Institute have teamed up to assist Building and Fire Officials in tornado-stricken states that need temporary office space.

    ATC-45 Webinar. ICC and Applied Technology Council are offering a recorded webinar on the ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Wind Storms and Floods to assist in jurisdictions' recovery efforts.

    Reduce Your Hurricane Risk This Season. June marks the start of hurricane season and extra concerns this year based on an above-average activity prediction from experts display the importance of hurricane-related codes, hurricane-safety information and hurricane preparedness.

    FEMA Identifies Code Council as Earthquake Partner. The 2011 Directory of FEMA Earthquake Partners provides contact information for more than 300 organizations, including the Code Council, and individuals involved in earthquake mitigation at the state and federal levels as well as the non-governmental sector. The document is a free download.

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    Codes & Standards Discussion ForumTalk with industry peers on issues that matter to you. Join industry professionals in exchanging knowledge and ideas with peers in an online community experience. The ICC Code & Standards Discussion Forum allows both Members and nonmembers to share opinions and discuss the I-Codes and related subjects in an interactive environment.

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The Code Council’s Partner program offers organizations and companies the opportunity to align their goals with the ICC. ICC’s nearly 50,000 members play a key role in the built environment; let us help your company communicate with them.

Codes & Standards Forum

Codes & Standards Discussion Forum

Talk with industry peers on issues that matter to you. The place where industry professionals can exchange knowledge and ideas with peers in an online community experience. The ICC Code & Standards Discussion Forum allows Members to share opinions and discuss the I-Codes and related subjects in an interactive environment.

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