Highlights from the Code Council’s 2024 Chapter Leadership Academy
This annual event is a cornerstone for Code Council chapter officers aiming to enhance their leadership skills, network with industry professionals and share best practices to boost the effectiveness of their chapters.

From April 5-7, the International Code Council hosted its 2024 Chapter Leadership Academy in Orlando, FL. This annual event is a cornerstone for Code Council chapter officers aiming to enhance…

International Code Council to Host Sessions on Off-Site Construction and Advanced Building Products at HUD’s 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase
The International Code Council is a co-sponsor of this year’s showcase and will be leading a session on Thursday, June 6, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET.

From June 7-9, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will host its 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington D.C. This annual event, now in its fourth year,…

Recap: May Congressional Meeting on Disaster Mitigation
Subcommittee members focused their attention on the costs and benefits of an increasing emphasis on mitigation through FEMA grant programs.

On May 1, 2024, in Washington D.C., the U.S. House’s Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a subcommittee hearing titled, Disaster Mitigation: Reviewing the Effectiveness and Costs of FEMA’s Resilience…

Plumber Melanie Aldrich is the First Female Member and President of the Rhode Island Master Plumber and Mechanical Association
Through Melanie Aldrich's dedication and hard work, she became the Ocean State’s first female plumbing inspector, and the first woman appointed to the state’s Board of Examiners of Plumbers.

When Brooklyn-born Melanie Aldrich moved to Scranton, PA, at first she wanted to become a carpenter like her father. But, when her husband took a job as an electrician, she…

NOAA Predicts 2024 Hurricane Season Activity Will Be Above-Normal
Forecasters are predicting a range of 17 to 25 named storms, of which 8 to 13 could become hurricanes, including four to seven major hurricanes, designated as category three or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, may be unfavorable according to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center….