Surveys and Results

The Code Council remains committed to assisting code departments as they navigate and overcome the challenges facing them during the pandemic. To that end, we have prepared a follow up to our April survey (see details below)  to determine how departments have responded in the interim. What virtual needs still exist? What strategies have worked best? What additional resources could help? This survey will inform our efforts to identify best practices and advocate for needed resources.

April Survey

The International Code Council surveyed how building and public safety communities are adapting to the unique challenges the coronavirus pandemic presents. Thank you to those who shared your experiences. Read our initial snapshot survey findings published on April 2, 2020.

Click on image below to download an infographic summarizing these results.

On July 1, we published a report,"Building Safety and COVID-19: Analysis of Code Compliance in the United States During the Pandemic," an in-depth analysis and findings based on the final results of our March - April survey.

Document Series

A "Maintaining Building Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic" document series has been written to outline important considerations and a set of potential solutions for code departments related to permitting, plan review, inspections and the codes.

Case Studies

Here are examples of Code Council chapters tracking department statuses in their area.