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ICC Global Members to Benefit from New Partnership with IAS
International Code Council Members who reside and work outside of the United States will be better served by the association’s recent move of its Global Services Division to the International Accreditation Service (IAS), an ICC subsidiary. ICC Global Services will be a distinct division within IAS.“The transition aligns ICC’s ambitious global objectives with the successful business acumen of IAS to promote building safety and sustainability worldwide,” said ICC Board President Ronald Piester and CEO Dominic Sims in a joint statement. “This move will allow us to reach more of our global Members and stakeholders in a smart and sensible way, ultimately strengthening ICC’s position in the international building safety market.” IAS is an internationally recognized accreditation body and a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. IAS works with regulatory agencies as well as public and private industry in 26 countries around the world. ICC Global Services provides coordination and collaboration in technical and institutional assistance to the building safety global community. Under guidance of the ICC Global Membership Council, the new division will work cooperatively with other ICC departments and subsidiaries to provide assistance in building code regulations, education and training, certification, code administration, code compliance, and conformity assessment programs such as building product certification. “ICC is committed to promoting safe building construction and to working with economies worldwide to enhance regulation and code compliance mechanisms to increase the effectiveness of building codes and their role in disaster risk reduction and efficient use and sustainability of natural resources,” said IAS President Chuck Ramani.Raj Nathan, IAS Vice President of Operations, will serve as Head of ICC Global Services. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in industrial and management systems engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is a leading expert in international conformity assessment practices and serves as a lead evaluator for the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation. His international operational and business experience has enabled IAS to grow its client services in 26 countries. He has led technical and engineering teams to China, Far East, Middle East, Europe, and Central and South America. Nancy Libby, IAS Manager of Administration, will serve as Program Manager of ICC Global Services. She has more than three decades of experience and completed ISO 9001:2008 auditor training. For more information about ICC’s new Global Services Division, visit: www.iccsafe.org/Global or contact: Raj Nathan at email@example.com or +202-370-1800. The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.