The International Code Council’s Government Relations (GR) department works in collaboration with chapters, members, stakeholders and all parties interested in advancing the mission of the Code Council to support the adoption and use of the highest quality codes, standards, products and services of the Council and its family of solutions — ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), International Accreditation Service (IAS), ICC Solar Rating & Certification Council (ICC- SRCC), SK Ghosh, General Code and NTA Inc. — for the safety and performance of the built environment. The GR team does this through advocacy and by forging strategic alliances with entities whose objectives are compatible to those of the Code Council.
US Code Adoption Database
The International Code Council has created a database to show code adoption information at the state and local level across the entire United States. This crowdsourced big data effort has been undertaken with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and ISO as partners. Click the banner below to visit the database, and look up code adoption information for your community!
New FEMA Study Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600 Billion by 2060
FEMA’s Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study features an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting modern building codes and standards.
May, 2022 ICC Government Relations Monthly Report
Every month, the Government Relations staff puts out a newsletter filled with hot information that all members should know. You can always find these reports here!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our December 7th webinar, Existing Building Maintenance and Inspections. This event brought clarity to what the building community and code administration professionals need to ensure the continued safety of existing buildings. You can find the recording of the event here.
The International Code Council is closely tracking how the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting our industry. We have compiled aggregated information from the Code Council, governments, and building and fire prevention departments for you to use here.
Check out Codes Save, our newest Code Adoption Resource Kit!
Government Relations Featured Content:
- Learn more: On November 15, 2021 the President signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), bipartisan legislation which will make available $1.2 trillion in funding for infrastructure programs across the energy, water, transportation, and building sectors.
- Existing Building Maintenance and Inspections webinar
Seismic Functional Recovery Portal - your one stop for information on seismic functional recovery for new construction!
- NAHB Statement of Support for the 2018 I-Codes
ICC's Ryan Colker testified before congress on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program - read his testimony here!
- The Innovation in Code Administration Award
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