ICC and NCSEA strengthen partnership to reinforce building safety
The International Code Council (ICC) and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) have a long history of supporting building safety and design professionals with joint publications, design and building safety conferences, cross membership discounts, disaster response, and other areas such as support of ICC-ES product evaluations.
In March, both associations announced plans to form an Oversight Committee to work together to form a joint Disaster Response Network to be able to quickly and effectively assist jurisdictions with building damage assessments and inspections in the aftermath of a disaster.
NCSEA’s active participation and support of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has benefited manufacturers, code officials and the design community. An agreement between NCSEA and ICC-ES includes procedures for review, by structural engineers, of selected proposed acceptance criteria involving complex structural products and systems, ensuring feedback from the structural engineering community when ICC-ES is considering new and innovative products or systems.
“ICC relies heavily on its close partnership with structural engineering organizations like the NCSEA in the development of our International Codes and associated structural standards,” said International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims. “We certainly appreciate the long partnership ICC has had with NCSEA.”
In another move to further strengthen this partnership, NCSEA has joined the ICC Preferred Education Provider Network (Provider #2038). Plan check engineers, building/special inspectors, building officials, designers, architects and civil/structural engineers can now enjoy the training provided by NCSEA while earning continuing education units that meet the renewal requirements of their ICC certifications.
The ICC Preferred Education Provider Program — a partnership between ICC and a vast network of quality education providers to facilitate the training needs of the building safety industry — recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational courses offered by a variety of education providers, focusing on the areas of construction codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. The network currently includes more than 430 education providers, more than 500 active online and onsite courses, and a complete catalog of more than 11,000 approved courses.
Click here to view the Preferred Providers who joined the program or renewed their participation in March 2018.