New webinar series: Maintaining Building Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Code departments are adapting to ensure that they can continue to perform their public safety mission while protecting code officials, the construction workforce and the public at large from the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to support our members during this time, the International Code Council is providing building safety professionals with a series of free webinars to share valuable information on continuing to deliver essential services during this unprecedented time. Webinar capacity is limited, so please register early. The webinars will be recorded for future viewing.
Webinar 1: Remote Options for Permitting, Plan Review and Inspection
This webinar will share examples of ways code departments across the U.S. are continuing to operate during the pandemic. It will feature code officials from a variety of jurisdictions, presenting the solutions and lessons learned as they have worked to navigate the current challenges. This webinar will give examples of a range of options with the goal of helping jurisdictions to quickly restore some operations using readily available remote technologies and methodologies. The speakers will also provide suggestions for ways that some of these tools can be used to streamline and improve processes in the future during normal operations.
Webinar 2: Online Access to Codes and Standards
Access to codes and standards is critical for the proper conduct of plan review and inspections. According to a recent Code Council survey, 27 percent of jurisdictions only use hard copies of codes and other documents. As many code departments shift to virtual work, they still need access to the codes and standards that underlie their community safety mission. Fortunately, the Code Council provides access to all of the International Codes and many state codes and standards online. This webinar will provide information on how code officials and others can continue to access codes and standards from the Code Council online while working remotely.
Online Access to Codes and Standards | April 17, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
Webinar 3: Certifications and Training Update
Education, training and certifications are valuable tools in protecting public safety and professional growth. Remaining up-to-date on best practices is particularly critical as code departments and code officials evolve to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are looking for educational opportunities to fill unexpected downtime or need to maintain certifications, the Code Council remains a valuable partner in your professional development. This webinar will cover how the Code Council’s offerings have evolved to meet your needs during the pandemic.
Certifications and Training Update | April 20, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET