Uniting to Ensure Building Safety
This year the Code Council partnered with a number of industry organizations on projects that contribute to safer buildings and communities.
10 Projects from 2018
- The International Code Council, ASHRAE, AIA, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society released the 2018 International Green Construction Code.
- The International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) joined forces to create a national, digital database of volunteers to assist local, state and federal entities who need skilled, trained and certified building safety professionals in the aftermath of a disaster.
- An active participant in the international standards community, an institute member and an ANSI-accredited standards developer, the Code Council proudly supports World Standards Week and World Standards Day each year, and works side-by-side with ANSI on many projects.
- The Plumbing-Heating Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) announced the Code Council as its newest corporate partner.
- Standards organization ASTM International hosted several events in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of its Caribbean Roadshow, which included training and education focused on the growing use of the I-Codes.
- The Code Council and the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), released an updated 2018 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP).
- The Code Council and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the CSA Group teamed up to improve and streamline the development process for the A112 plumbing standards.
- The National Association of Home Builders, an ICC founding strategic partner, introduced new ways to help its members easily understand the latest I-Codes, which included the creation of an Adoption Kit with resources for easy comprehension of code changes, cost impact and suggested amendments.
- HERSH2O Technical Guidelines were approved by the RESNET board and will serve as the basis for a joint RESNET/ICC ANSI candidate standard.
- Portland Cement Association (PCA), a nonprofit serving America’s cement manufacturers, made generous donations in support of the Code Council’s scholarship program, resilience initiatives and technical training programs.