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For Immediate Release:
Oct. 29, 2013
Contact: Steve Daggers
888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) ext. 4212

ICC Expands Member, Chapter Services in California, Western States; Augments Resources for PMG Standards Development

Larry Brugger will join the International Code Council Government Relations staff in California as a Regional Manager, and Vicki Worden of Worden Associates will provide additional expertise for standard development projects in ICC's Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) program.

Brugger, of Rossmoor, Calif., will be responsible for developing and coordinating programs in California and supporting other Government Relations staff in Western states serving ICC Members, Chapters and all stakeholders on matters related to the ICC mission: To provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.

As a Government Relations staffer, Brugger will support code users and jurisdictions to adopt and apply the International Codes using his professional experience and certifications. He has more than 20 years of experience working in California building departments, including Los Angeles and Long Beach, and was Director of Plan Review for JAS Pacific Inc. in Upland, Calif. He is a Certified Building Official and a California-licensed civil engineer and structural engineer.

Brugger will also work with Lee Clifton, ICC Director of PMG Resources of Government Relations. The PMG program is also part of the Government Relations Department. In addition to his PMG duties, Clifton has been serving Members, Chapters and stakeholders in California.

As ICC continues to see increased use of its PMG codes and demand for standards development, the need has arisen to expand customer service resources. In recent years, ICC has embarked on a series of PMG standard development projects, including standards for landscape irrigation sprinklers and emitters, solar water heaters, solar thermal collectors, and rainwater collection systems and components.

Worden Associates, Inc. combines its principals' diverse expertise in for- and non-profit management with their desire to support market innovation, economic growth, and sustainable development. Originally founded in Annapolis, Md., the firm is now based in Camden, Maine, and supports clients from coast to coast and throughout North America. Worden will be working closely with ICC’s Government Relations and PMG staffs. Worden has a successful track record in the area of standards development, having served as the secretariat for the ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.

"We're very pleased to welcome Larry and Vicki to our Government Relations team, and believe this further demonstrates ICC's commitment to provide high quality resources to support our Members and all code users," said ICC Government Relations Senior Vice President Sara Yerkes. 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.