Architecture students benefit from I-Code donations
The International Code Council and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have embarked upon a project to place a complete set of International Codes (I-Codes) in the libraries of AIA-accredited schools of architecture. The Code Council and AIA hope to donate the I-Codes to more than 100 schools of architecture across the country.
“Students of architecture should understand the role of codes to help them be better prepared for their future and the future of the world as it relates to building safety, disaster preparedness and sustainability,” said International Code Council President Wally Bailey. “I believe that a more informed design professional helps us accomplish our goal of building smarter and safer communities.”
“To provide a full, well rounded architectural education, it is vital that today’s architectural students have access to body of building codes so they understand how to use them throughout their career to create safer, more sustainable communities,” stated AIA President RK Stewart, FAIA. “As the leading voice of the architectural profession, the AIA strongly supports the work of ICC and appreciates this opportunity to partner on such an important educational project.”
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
For 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real.