2014 ICC Global Forum

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Attend the ICC Global Forum at Conference. The ICC Global Forum will provide important presentations and discussion about the role of building codes in disaster risk reduction. Make plans to attend the Global Forum from 1:30-3:30 on September 29, at the ICC Annual Conference.

Agenda (Draft) – click here.




Click on the links below to download the abstracts for the presentations.

"Wall of Wind Research to Enhance Building Codes and Mitigate the Disastrous Effects of Hurricanes through Preventive Measures"
Presenter: Dr. Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Director, Lab. Wind Engineering Research, Intl. Hurricane Research Center, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL

"Implementation of Building Regulation for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean"
Presenter: Dr. Frederick Krimgold, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Advanced Research Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Arlington, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Arlington, Virginia

"The International Building Code and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Challenges in the Implementation of the International Building and Fire Codes"
Presenter: Thomas Meyers, CBO, Saudi Aramco Loss Prevention Engineer

"Measures for Disaster Risk Mitigation in Existing Buildings in Japan: The BSL and Preventive/Corrective Actions"
Presenter: Nakaya Tomoko, Head of the Architecture Division, Public Works Bureau, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan


Registration: There is no cost for individuals already registered for the 2014 ICC Annual Conference to attend the Global Form. Space is limited and seating at the Global Forum is on a first come first served basis. For information about registration for the ICC Annual Conference, click here.