International Code Council Welcomes
S. K. Ghosh Associates to Its Family of Companies
This mutually beneficial agreement will further strengthen the Council’s
structural engineering abilities and expand SKGA’s reach to ICC members
The International Code Council (ICC) welcomes S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc. (SKGA), a seismic and building code consulting firm located in Palatine, Ill., as part of its Family of Companies, effective June 1, 2017.
S. K. Ghosh Associates is a preeminent technical resource on structural codes and standards for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), design professionals, academics, and materials industries. It provides technical support through its publications, seminars, peer reviews, research projects, computer programs, code interpretations and comparisons, website, and other means.
The addition of SKGA to the ICC’s Family of Companies will strengthen ICC’s technical abilities in structural engineering and expand ICC’s technical consulting service for its members and clients.
“This move with S. K. Ghosh will be a tremendous benefit to Code Council members and stakeholders,” said International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “It will expand our in-house technical resources both domestically and around the globe.”
“Building codes and planning are key to community resilience,” Sims added. “SKGA enhances the resources ICC has available to assist our members, AHJs and manufacturers.”
Dr. S. K. Ghosh, president of SKGA, has a long affiliation with the Code Council that dates back more than 30 years. He has provided training and consulting services to ICC, has authored or coauthored numerous publications, and has written articles for the Code Council’s own publications — its weekly ICC eNews and its members-only Building Safety Journal Online.
“The combining of SKGA and ICC feels like the formalization of a long-standing professional relationship,” said International Code Council Board of Directors President M. Dwayne Garriss, Georgia State Fire Marshal. “We feel there is a natural synergy between ICC and SKGA’s training business. S. K. Ghosh Associates has access to an extensive group of world-renowned instructors we can access to expand ICC’s education and training offerings to our members.”
S. K. Ghosh Associates was founded by Dr. Ghosh, a world-recognized expert in structural engineering with expertise in concrete and masonry structures. Dr. Ghosh is known internationally for his work in earthquake engineering and has influenced seismic provisions in codes and standards in the United States for many years by serving on or chairing numerous committees and advisory panels. He specializes in the analysis and design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures, including wind- and earthquake-resistant design.
Dr. Ghosh is active on many national technical committees and is an honorary member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Structural Engineering Institute and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. He is a member of ACI Committee 318 and the ASCE 7 Standard Committee.
“We are excited to join the ICC Family of Companies,” said Dr. Ghosh. “It is a logical alliance in so many ways. We can expand our reach and serve our clientele better with ICC’s resources supporting us. The Code Council will strengthen its ties to the structural engineering community with us joining the family.”
About the International Code Council
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.
About S. K. Ghosh Associates
S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc. 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.