St. Louis, MO – The International Code Council’s Annual Conference concluded today at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Conference highlights included an Emmy-nominated keynote speaker, the unveiling of new technology available to building safety professionals and a newly elected Board of Directors.
The Opening Session, which took place on Monday, October 9, featured keynote speaker, Tamara Robertson, Emmy-nominated producer and star of the MythBusters television series, who spoke to attendees about the importance of mentoring the next generation of building safety professionals.
The Opening Session was followed by the Annual Business Meeting, during which Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO, provided updates on the development of several new building safety standards, the creation of new digital solutions to better serve building safety professionals in the field, and the Code Council’s industry-leading professional training and development programs. Code Council senior leaders covered the enhancements made to the long-term code development process.
During the Annual Business Meeting, Code Council members elected new officers and directors to the 2023-2024 Board of Directors.
The conference included building tours, volunteer opportunities, educational sessions and a luncheon honoring the Code Council’s 2023 award winners.
The Code Council also announced two new code intelligence tools: ICC AI Navigator and ICC Premium Answers, signifying a major milestone in the Code Council’s Digital Transformation Strategy. ICC Premium Answers provides access to a searchable questions-and-answers database on practical code compliance applications, along with interpretations and opinions from Code Council experts. The AI Navigator helps users find content within the I-Codes by answering simple questions. Conference attendees had the opportunity to test out these new artificial intelligence features in a game of “Stump the Bot.”
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