ICC Family of Companies
The International Code Council (ICC) Family of Companies includes the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), S.K. Ghosh Associates, the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC),the International Accreditation Service (IAS), General Code and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), which are dedicated to the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. International Code Council Members include state, county and municipal code enforcement and fire officials, architects, engineers, builders, contractors, elected officials, manufacturers and others in the construction industry. The International Code Council has more than 350 Chapters. Each Chapter has its own personality and focus, representing all International Code Council member professional disciplines. (more)
The ICC Evaluation Service is the United States' leader in evaluating building products for compliance with code. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on code compliance, which are made available free of charge to code officials, contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry and construction. ICC-ES evaluation reports, building product listings and PMG listings provide evidence that products and systems meet code & standards requirements. (more)
S. K. Ghosh Associates was founded in February 1998 by Dr. S. K. Ghosh. The company provides seismic and code-related consulting services to engineers, businesses, trade associations, code-writing bodies and governmental agencies involved in the design and construction of buildings and other structures that are impacted by the provisions of building codes.
Solar Rating & Certification Corporation, the industry standard since 1980, fulfills the industry’s need for a single, national program that allows manufacturers to rate and test the efficiency of solar equipment. Its primary purpose is to provide authoritative performance ratings, certifications and standards for renewable energy products, with the intention of protecting and providing guidance to consumers, incentive providers, government, and industry. Also operating under the ICC-SRCC is the Small Wind Certification Council that provides consumers and incentive managers greater assurance of safety, performance, and functionality to justify investments with certifications that allow apples-to-apples comparisons of different small and medium-sized wind turbines.
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) accredits testing and calibration laboratories, inspection agencies, building departments, fabricator inspection programs and IBC special inspection agencies. IAS is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that has been a recognized accreditation body since 1975. Today, IAS is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States and a signatory to several international mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) worldwide. (more)
General Code is a market leader in codification and enterprise content management solutions for local municipalities across the United States. More than 3,000 municipalities and public organizations have relied on General Code for 55 years to provide services that bring greater efficiency, transparency and continuity to them and their communities.
The Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR - pronounced “anchor”) is an ICC co-founded 501(c)3 national coalition aimed at improving resilience and implementing good community practices in towns and cities across the United States and helping cities prevent infrastructure failure caused by natural and other disasters, thereby avoiding negative social, economic and welfare repercussions caused by such damages. ANCR’s primary objective is the development of a system of community benchmarks – the first system of its kind in the United States – that will allow local leaders to easily assess and improve their resilience across all functions of a community. When adverse events occur, all gears in the local system must continue to function. ANCR intends to give communities a voluntary, transparent, usable, and easily understandable accredited self-assessment that helps to showcase their whole-community resilience and provides a simple gauge of how their resilience continues to strengthen.”