ICC Pulse Podcast

The ICC Pulse Podcast is a monthly podcast that offers listeners the inside scoop on the International Code Council and the building safety industry. Episodes of the ICC Pulse Podcast will feature interviews with leading industry experts discussing a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify. Follow the International Code Council on Facebook and Twitter, and spread the word about our podcast using the hashtag #ICCpulsepod.

Episode 10

Code Council Vice President of Government Relations and Interim Executive Director for the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) Justin Wiley appears as the guest host for Episode 10 of the ICC Pulse Podcast. Resilience expert Ryan Colker  joins Justin for a conversation about ANCR. Ryan serves on the ANCR Board of Directors and is the vice president at the National Institute of Building Sciences where he leads the Institute’s efforts to improve the built environment through collaboration of public and private sectors. He shares his resilience expertise and insight on the ANCR’s first benchmark focused on buildings. Click here to listen.


Episode 9

Chief Building Official for Davis, California, Greg Mahoney joins us this month to share industry insight on the new phenomenon of tiny homes, including the challenges experienced by code officials and the overall impact on housing affordability. Click here to listen.

Episode 8

Recent Boise High School graduate Therese Etoka joins us for this month's episode to share her story about her advocacy for code adoption in Boise, Idaho.

Episode 7

Code Council Senior Director of PMG Resources Lee Clifton appears as the guest host for episode 7 of the ICC Pulse Podcast. Backflow prevention specialist Bruce Rathburn joins Lee for a conversation about plumbing cross-connection control programs. Rathburn is the past president of his local chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) and the immediate past president of the ABPA International. Click here to listen.

Episode 6

In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, Sergeant First Class Mike Reese with the Code Services Department of Manhattan, Kansas, joins us to discuss his journey from the military to civilian life as a code official. Click here to listen.

Episode 5

In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, ICC's Senior Vice President of Technical Service Mike Pfeiffer joins as our guest host.  He and special guest Ed Wirtschoreck, ICC Director of Codes, share a comprehensive recap of the Spring Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio from April 15-23, 2018. Click here to listen.

Episode 4

In this month's episode, the Code Council interviewed Dr. Janet Stout, a world-renowned expert on Legionella and Legionnaire’s disease. Dr. Stout, president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh and a research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talks about the dangers of Legionella, where it’s most prevalent and how those at risk can protect themselves. Click here to listen.

Episode 3

In this month’s episode we welcome two guests from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist of FEMA’s Building Science Branch, and Eric Letvin, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of Mitigation join us to discuss pre-disaster mitigation, a prevalent topic after the series of tragic natural disasters in 2017.
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Episode 2

In episode 2 we talk to Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department. Tubbs has extensive experience in fire protection engineering and shares insight on the lingering effects of the Grenfell Tower fire in London last year and how the Code Council and others in the codes and standards community have responded.
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Episode 1

In episode 1, Whitney Doll, the Code Council’s Director of Communications and podcast host, talks with Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar, P.E., CBO, LEED AP, CASp. Jay shares some of his experiences as a code official, plans for 2018 and updates about various Code Council initiatives.
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