Global Services

Global Services was established in order to provide cooperation and collaboration in technical and institutional assistance to the global community in the area of building safety. Our Global Services team works cooperatively with our other ICC Departments and subsidiaries, ICC ES and IAS, to provide assistance in adoption and adaptation of building code regulations, education and training, certification of building personnel, code administration and enforcement and conformity assessment programs such as building product certification and third party accreditation programs. The ICC is committed to the world to mainstream safer building construction and it is working with different countries to enhance regulation and enforcement mechanisms that would increase the effectiveness of the building codes and their role as disaster risk reduction and natural resources (i.e. energy, water) 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 Business to take place in Richmond, Va.  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 and share your experiences, and network with building regulators and industry from other parts of the world in this yearly event.

If you'd like to be a presenter, submissions are due by January 22, 2018. Presenters will be notified approximately February 9, 2018. Final material submission will be due to the ICC approximately September 1, 2018. Please send proposals to Alberto Herrera at or call 562.699.0541 ext. 3226 for more information.

2017 Global Connections Day

More than 80 attendees, including multiple international delegations and representatives, convened at the second annual Global Connections Day in conjunction with the ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The popular and informative event showcased two timely subjects—"Building and Fire Codes, Fire Protection, and Safety around the World" and "Global Economic Trends and Business Practices" during separate morning and afternoon sessions. Read more about the 2017 Global Connections Day in the December 2017 issue of Building Safety Journal Online.

To view presentations presented at the 2017 Global Connections Day, September 13, 2017, in Columbus, OH, click here.

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 IRCC is to advance, at an international level, framework, guidance, and support documents on construction-related regulatory environment issues relative to the development, implementation, and support of performance-based regulatory systems.

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.

2016 Global Connections Day

To view presentations presented at the 2016 Global Connections Day, October 19, 2016, in Kansas City, MO, click here.

2015 Global Forum

To view presentations presented at the 2015 Global Forum, September 28, 2015, in Long Beach, CA, click here.

2014 Global Forum

To view presentations presented at the 2014 Global Forum, September 29, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, click here.

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.

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The Global Services Team

Raj Nathan
Head, Global Services
ICC Global Services
3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100
Brea, California 92821
+562-699-0541 or +888-422-7233, ext. 3294

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

C.P. (Chuck) Ramani
International Accreditation Service
3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100
Brea, California 92821
+562-699-0541 or +888-422-7233, ext. 3294