ICC Names Former CBSC Director Walls Executive Director of Sustainability Programs
Former California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) Executive Director Dave Walls has been named Executive Director of Sustainability Programs at the International Code Council. He will be responsible for supporting efforts to secure adoptions of the International Green Construction Code, assisting with developing and enhancing green-related products and services, and leading outreach efforts to industry organizations.
For the past five years, Walls has overseen the adoption and publication of building codes in California and led a team of governmental and public stakeholders that created CALGreen, the first-in-the-nation statewide green building code.
“Dave brings to the Code Council a wealth of experience in the construction industry and the building regulatory system,” said ICC CEO Richard P. Weiland. “We are fortunate to have someone of Dave’s stature on the ICC team. His considerable experience will enhance our outreach efforts to state and local governments regarding the development, adoption and enforcement of safe and sustainable codes and standards.”
Prior to joining the CBSC in 2006, Walls was an administrator with the Codes and Standards Division for the California Department of Housing and Community Development. He supervised the overhaul of accessibility building standards for residential occupancies in California, and developed an Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan while with the city of Galt. He also has developed and taught courses on the application of California’s building codes. He has been a building inspector at both the city and county level, and early in his career was a licensed general contractor.
He serves on the ICC Sustainable Building Technology Committee, the California Seismic Safety Commission and the California Hospital Building Safety Board. Walls will begin his new duties at the Code Council in August.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.