Global Services

ICC’s Global Services team was established to provide technical and institutional cooperation and collaboration to the global community in the area of building safety. Our Global Services team works cooperatively with our other ICC departments and our Family of Companies—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) — to provide assistance in adoption and adaptation of building code regulations, education and training, personnel certification, code administration and enforcement, and conformity assessment programs such as building product certification and third-party accreditation programs.

The Code Council is committed to mainstream safer building construction worldwide, and is working with several countries to enhance regulation and enforcement mechanisms that would increase the effectiveness of the building codes and their role in disaster risk reduction and natural resource efficiency tools.

Global Connections Day 2018

ICC’s Global Connections Day (GCD 2018) is set for October 24, 2018 as part of the ICC Annual Conference and Expo in Richmond, Virginia.  The topic this year is Innovation in the World of Building Safety, which will be addressed during two separate sessions: Innovative Methods and Materials in Building Design and Construction, and Innovative Approaches to the Building Regulatory Process.  Presenters from different parts of the world will be addressing innovation in building safety from a variety of approaches; from sustainability regulations to new technologies in post-earthquake building damage assessment. Please join us, share your experiences, and network with building regulators and industry professionals from other parts of the world in this yearly event.

Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction in the Gulf

ASTM International, the International Code Council, and the U.S. International Trade Administration are partnering together to support sustainable construction as the Gulf region continues to grow and thrive. This will enhance the region’s efforts in areas such as energy efficiency, water

2017 Inter-Jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC) Meeting

Date: May 8, 2017
Location: ICC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

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The purpose of the Inter-jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC) is to promote effective international collaboration concerning “best current practice” building regulatory systems, in particular those that are objective performance-based. This purpose necessitates interaction with other bodies, such as the ICC, that have compatible interests from around the globe.

The focus of the IRCC is to identify the broad public policy, regulatory infrastructure, education and technology issues related to managing the successful implementation and continuation of construction-related performance-based regulatory systems.

It is intended that ordinary meetings will be held at least once each year at a time and place agreed by the IRCC. Generally meetings will be rotated amongst the member countries.

At a meeting in Singapore in November of 2017, in addition to members of IRCC sharing their respective activities and concerns, time was also dedicated to discussing the Grenfell apartment tower fire and the reaction of the U.K.’s government to the tragedy. ICC shared its response to that tragedy in regards to stipulations cited in the International Building Code (IBC). 

The most recent IRCC meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, at the end of May 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik (Austrian Institute of Construction Engineering).  Dominic Sims, Jay Elbettar and David Walls attended. Dave Walls and Jay Elbettar presented at a workshop focused on sustainability.

Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction in the Gulf

ASTM International, the International Code Council, and the U.S. International Trade Administration are partnering together to support sustainable construction as the Gulf region continues to grow and thrive. This will enhance the region’s efforts in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, materials management, building safety, and overall economic growth. For more information, click here.

The Global Services Team

Judy Zakreski
Vice President
ICC Global Services
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW
6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
U.S.A.
+562-699-0541 or +888-422-7233, ext. 6239

Alberto Herrera
Senior Consultant
ICC Global Services
Brea, California 92821
U.S.A.
+562-699-0541 or +888-422-7233, ext. 3226

Past Global Connections and Forums