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Building Safety and Security Download

Free Report on Building Safety and Security

Download this guide for best practices, tips and additional resources on building security

Increasing threats to personal safety, outdated facilities and emergency situations put lives at risk. It’s time to evaluate your building’s safety and security protocols and get advice from the experts.

The International Code Council’s Building Safety and Security Report is a guide for architects, first responders and local and state authorities to evaluate facilities, including schools, against potential targeted acts of violence. The report is a comprehensive resource developed by industry experts including building owners and facility managers, security experts, code officials and more.

Download this resource to:

  • Learn how to do a building risk assessment and understand building safety administration/planning
  • Gain key considerations for facility hardening
  • Understand tactical considerations such as video surveillance and access control
  • Expand your library of resource materials including website links, document downloads, and checklists for planning and implementation

I-Codes in Oceania

I-Codes in Oceania

International Code Council (ICC) technical experts are available to provide advice or develop reports that assess the applicability of International Code (I-Code) content to local requirements as input to a Performance Solution in the case of Australia, or Alternative Solution in New Zealand.

While not the mandated building codes in Australia and New Zealand, the I-Codes and ICC Standards may contain evidence that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the Performance Requirements of the Building Code of Australia and New Zealand Building Code.

The I-Codes and ICC standards can also be used or adapted for use by Indo-Pacific nations that may have less well-developed building regulations, and which can also access ICC training for capacity building.

An architect in Australia whose client wanted to construct a tiny home as a Class 1a building required a Performance Solution for an internal feature of the design in the absence of a Deemed to Satisfy provision being available.

The architect was aware that the International Residential Code possibly contained a technical solution for the design feature and sought a review of the plan to determine if this could be used. A report was provided by an ICC technical expert concluding that the International Residential Code solution would satisfy the relevant Performance Requirement of the National Construction Code.

From this a Performance Solution was developed by the local practitioner and accepted by the authority having jurisdiction.
A New Zealand based architectural practice that designs residential properties that they intend to be adapted for use “anywhere in the world” and that comply with the New Zealand Building Code, sought ICC advice to establish if the designs will comply with the International Residential Code.

This request involves a plan review by a technical expert at the ICC to determine if compliance with the International Residential Code is possible, which would enable the design to be used in the United States and wherever else the I-Codes are adopted, allowing for any local adaptations.

This particular service provides for export opportunities to international markets, but can also be used in reverse if a design cannot meet all the requirements of the domestic code and standards, there may be a ready-made solution within the I-Codes that can contribute to the development of a Performance Solution in the case of Australia, or an Alternative Solution in New Zealand.

With over 100 years of impact, ICC is the leading global source of building safety solutions that help ensure safe, affordable and sustainable buildings and communities worldwide.

This is achieved through the ICC Family of Solutions, at the heart of which are the suite of 15 International Codes (I-Codes). ICC facilitates the development of and publishes the I-Codes, which are the most widely trusted building codes, adopted throughout the US, and adopted, adapted or referenced in jurisdictions worldwide. ICC also develops international standards through a WTO-compliant process.

Oceania – WaterMark


Through its Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) program, ICC-ES is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JASANZ) as a Certification Body (CB) to provide plumbing product certification for WaterMark under the Plumbing Code of Australia (Volume Three of the National Construction Code).

As part of its service ICC-ES conducts qualifying and surveillance inspections to authenticate certified products and their process of manufacture, and provides a listing service to enable designers and plumbing contractors to access the certificate for compliance purposes.

The WaterMark Certification Scheme is owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments in Australia and is administered by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).

WaterMark Certification Scheme

Under the scope of its international accreditations, ICC-ES can conduct plumbing and drainage product evaluation to AS/NZS 3500, a joint standard developed by both Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia, WaterMark is a mandatory certification scheme for certain types of plumbing and drainage products, principally those that come into contact with the potable water supply. ICC-ES is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JASANZ) to conduct certification to the WaterMark scheme.

In New Zealand, plumbing and drainage systems must be constructed using materials and products fit for their intended purpose to achieve the relevant requirement of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). WaterMark Certification can be accepted as proof of compliance with NZBC.

Lead-Free Plumbing Products

As part of the 2022 edition of National Construction Code Volume Three (Plumbing Code Australia), to be adopted on 1 May 2023, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has limited allowable lead content in plumbing products that contain copper alloys and are intended for use in contact with drinking water, to a weighted average lead content of no more than ≤ 0.25%. This requirement is to be accompanied by a transition period to enable industry time to have new and existing products certified to conform to NSF/ANSI/CAN 372. From 1 May 2026, these provisions will be in effect, and only products that conform to the new requirements will be authorised for installation in Australia.


CB Accreditation

Certification Bodies (CBs) are accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JASANZ) for the WaterMark Scheme, which operate in accordance with scheme rules the CBs are required to follow.

Oceania – Evaluation Service Appraisals

Evaluation Service Appraisal Reports

With over 90 years of experience in evaluating the performance and suitability of building products, ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is an industry leader and the most widely accepted evaluation agency in the US.

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are Accepted Globally

International Scope

Evaluation Service Reports (ESRs) are widely accepted internationally, including in North, Central and South America, parts of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. These reports can be used to demonstrate compliance with building codes and standards, particularly where prescriptive standards do not exist for new and innovative products. The products that receive ESRs are evaluated for compliance with Acceptance Criteria, a normative document that is developed by ICC-ES’ technical experts and reviewed and approved by an independent panel of building regulators in the United States.

Australia and New Zealand

In order to specifically address the need for robust assessment of innovative building products and systems in Oceania, ICC-ES can now expand upon the ESR process to incorporate an additional review to requirements of the Building Code of Australia (Volumes One and Two of the National Construction Code) and the New Zealand Building Code. In Australia and New Zealand, these Evaluation Service Appraisal reports (ESAs) can be presented to building surveyors to provide evidence of suitability.

The product evaluation schemes used to produce both ESRs and ESAs have been independently accredited by American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

How ICC-ES Can Help

Building Regulators

If you are a building regulator, ICC-ES can tell you about products, systems, materials and methods that are code compliant. For more information about the rigor of our system, request to download and review our e-book.


If you are a manufacturer, a report from ICC-ES will make it easier to market your building-related product, because you have solid evidence that your product meets code requirements. The report on your product is available for those involved in specifying products to review, as well as other construction industry professionals, free of charge, online.


If you are a designer, architect, builder or specifier and you want evidence for the local building official that you are using code-complying products, look for an Evaluation Service Appraisal report! You may also have an innovative design for which no Deemed to Satisfy or Acceptable Solution exists. The International Codes (I-Codes), used by jurisdictions throughout the United States and around the world, may offer off-the-shelf technical content for which ICC-ES can provide an expert opinion for use in a Performance or Alternative Solution.

General Public

If you are a member of the general public, you too, benefit from the work of ICC-ES because ICC-ES actively promotes public safety in the built environment. Additionally, you can use ESAs to help in selection of building products for your own home or other property.

Expo Reserve Booth 2023

Reserve Your Expo Booth

Expo – October 8 & 9

The ICC Expo provides a platform for exhibitors to demonstrate and educate building safety and design professionals about the latest innovative technologies that are helping to build a safer world.

This event brings exhibitors face-to-face with professionals from the built environment including contractors, architects, engineers, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, building and fire safety professionals from around the world. PLUS, pre-show promotions reach the Code Council’s more than 60,000 members and 100,000 customers that turn to the Code Council for their building safety needs.

Position your brand and your company as an industry leader in building safety and design!

Why Attend
  • Meet face-to-face with building safety and design professionals from across the country, around the world and locally
  • Demonstrate your product and show how it stands out from the competition
  • Educate attendees about your products and services and why they are important to their business or next building project
  • Establish your credibility as an expert by networking with attendees and helping them solve real world challenges
Benefits To Exhibiting
  • Two (2) complimentary exhibitor badges for every 100 square feet of exhibit space*
  • Complimentary listing on the Expo website (Listing includes company name, booth number, web address, and 100-word company description)
  • Complimentary listing in the Mobile App (Listing includes company name, booth number, phone number, web address, company logo, and 100-word company description)
  • Complimentary listing on signage located outside the main expo entrance (Listing includes company name and booth number)
  • Use of the Expo logo and marketing materials to help with your exhibit promotions.

Each 10'x10' booth space includes 8' back drape, 3' side drape, company identification sign, aisle carpeting and exhibit hall security.

Exhibitors are responsible for the following services, which are not included in the booth space fee:

  • Booth furnishings
  • Booth carpet or floor covering (Required)
  • Inbound and outbound freight handling cost
  • Electrical, Internet or other utility services
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Booth installation and dismantling
  • Booth cleaning
Exhibit Rates
  • $2,500 – Standard Fee
  • $2,000 – Early Bird Fee [Deadline is July 1, 2023]
  • Additional $150 Corner Booth Fee

(Fees listed above are per 10' x 10' or 100 sq. ft. booth space)


Payment in full is due with contract.

Space Assignment

Every effort will be made to assign the exhibitor to one of their chosen spaces; however, Show Management reserves the right to make final space assignments or change space assignments after acceptance of the registrations, should it be necessary in the best interest of the exhibition.


For information on becoming a sponsor for the Code Council's Conference and Expo, visit the 2023 Visibility Prospectus.


MAUREEN HENNESSEY, Exhibit/Sponsorship Sales Manager,
Phone direct (301) 979-9524,

*Exhibitor Badges are only valid for functions inside the exhibit hall. They are not valid for meal functions or education sessions outside the exhibit hall.

Terms and benefits are subject to change.


Sunday, October 8

Expo Hours

3 pm – 7 pm

Welcome Reception

6 pm – 7 pm

Monday, October 9

Expo Hours

2 pm – 7 pm


5 pm – 7 pm


Saturday, October 7

8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, October 8

9 am – Noon


Monday, October 9

7 pm – 10 pm

Tuesday, October 10

8 am – Noon