According to a recent International Code Council survey of U.S. code officials, 93 percent report their building and fire departments are still performing inspections, either remotely or in-person, during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Date Posted: 04/07/2020
On March 28, 2020, the United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency updated its Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce advisory list.
Date Posted: 04/01/2020
A nationwide emergency declaration under the Stafford Act provides disaster relief funding to state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Date Posted: 03/23/2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to determine critical functions that should continue normal operations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Date Posted: 03/20/2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting comments for a new draft policy regarding Section 1206, "Building Code and Floodplain Management Administration and Enforcement" of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. The comment period runs through March 6, 2020.
Date Posted: 02/20/2020
Seven high-intensity wildfires — fueled by hot, dry conditions and significant wind events — leave destruction across the Golden State.
Date Posted: 10/28/2019
As survivors of Hurricane Dorian struggle with the aftermath, the Code Council offers assistance and support to its members and stakeholders amid the destruction.
Date Posted: 09/10/2019
Daniel Finnegan, manager of Industry Affairs of North America for Siemens Building Technologies, received the 2019 Excellence in Fire & Life Safety Award for his focus on fire prevention and fire code enforcement activities, including site inspections, plan review, code enforcement and arson investigation.
Date Posted: 08/13/2019
Date Posted: 06/03/2019
The Code Council joined the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Association in proposing resolutions for the Congressional Fire Services Institute National Advisory Committee.
Date Posted: 05/17/2019
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Mitigation Assessment Team released a report with recommendations for improving the resilience of the built environment to natural disasters.
Date Posted: 03/12/2019
The FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team analyzed the effects of Hurricane Michael’s impact on structures in the Florida Panhandle.
Date Posted: 03/01/2019