Global Building Safety Dialogue
Global Building Safety Dialogue, formerly know as Global Connections Day, is a one-day conference held in conjunction with the International Code Council's Annual Business Meeting each year. Organized by the Code Council's Global Services department with support from the Global Membership Council, the Global Building Safety Dialogue provides an opportunity for members to connect with stakeholders from around the world to discuss specific topics in the area of building safety.
Global Building Safety Dialogue 2022
The inaugural year for the Global Building Safety Dialogue brought experts from around the world together to share thoughts on best practices and challenges in building safety. The theme of this year's event was Learning From Tragic Events: Changes made to codes and standards in the wake of disaster. We encourage all concerned with safety and resiliency in the built environment to watch the recording of the full event.
Select presentation material:
- 2022 ICC Global Building Safety Dialogue agenda
- KEYNOTE PRESNTATION: Codes Cracks and a Search for Hope, by Gill Kernick, Transformation Director, Arup University
- Surfside: Buildings Just Don't Fail Like This!, by Sergio Ascunce, Division Chief III/Deputy Building Official, Miami Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources (link to come)
- Leaky Building Crises, by Nick Hill, Building Official Institute of New Zealand
- Unique Challenges in Emerging Economies, by Chris Ackerman, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Global Connections Day 2021
After a one-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, Global Connections Day resumes in 2021 as a fully-virtual event. Comprised of two 2-hour webinar sessions focused on the theme of Building Codes and Extreme Weather, this year's Global Connections Day will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2021.
Please visit the Global Connections Day 2021 page for the most recent informaiton and updates.
2019 Global Connections Day
Photos from Global Connections Day 2019
The theme of Global Connections Day 2019 was Water: Safety, Efficiency and Conservation, and the conference drew over 120 attendees from more than 20 countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The keynote address was given by David Johnson, Deputy General Manager for Engineering and Operations at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The Global Award was presented by the Global Membership Council to the Caribbean Community Regional Organization for Standards and Quality and its CEO, Deryck Omar.”
2019 Global Connections Day Materials
Widening the Lens on Water Safety Oversight (presentation unavailable)
Public Health and Utility Leaders Collaborate to Advance Onsite Water Reuse
Addressing Water Scarcity on the Driest Continent on Earth: Lessons Learned in Australia
Challenges of Smart Connected Devices that Could Drive Sustainability (presentation unavailable)
A Design Professional's Guide to Onsite Water Use and Reuse
Las Vegas' Wager on Innovation and Sustainable Water Management
RESNET HERS H2O
Water Efficiency and Conservation in the California Building Standards Code
Implementation of LID Using Rainwater Harvest-Reuse and Groundwater Recharge
For more photos from Global Connections Day 2019, click here.
Agendas from prior Global Connections Days and Global Forums are available below.
Global Connections Day 2018: Innovation in the World of Building Safety
Global Connections Day 2017: Building and Fire Codes, Fire Protection and Safety Around the World: Fire Regulation Solutions for Developing Countries
Global Connections Day 2016: Building Codes, Standards and Regulations and Climate Change: Sustainable Practices for a Changing World
Global Forum 2015: Earthquake Preparedness and Recovery within the Frame of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the World: Are Building Codes the Ultimate Solution?
Global Forum 2014: The Role of Building Codes in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Mitigating the Disasterous Effects of Natural Hazards in Building Construction by Preventative Measures
Global Forum 2013: Private and Public Partnerships in the Development and Application of Building Regulations in the World
Global Forum 2012: Global Application of Building Codes as Disaster Risk Management Tools
Global Forum 2011
Global Forum 2010
Global Forum 2009