NY Department of State Director Elected Vice President of the International Code Council
Ronald E. Piester, AIA, Director of the New York Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration, has been elected Vice President of the International Code Council Board. A Certified Code Enforcement Official and Professional Code Administrator, Piester manages the division that administers and enforces New York’s state mandated Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Conservation Construction Code.
Through public/private sector collaboration, the Code Council provides support to government by developing codes that allow for safe and sustainable construction. As a result, government does not take on the high cost of developing its own codes and benefits from code uniformity that encourages local, affordable construction growth.
Piester serves as the Secretary of State’s designee to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council, which is responsible for promulgating New York’s building, fire prevention and energy codes. He has served on the Code Council Board for six years as a Director and Secretary/Treasurer. He was elected Vice President during the Council’s 2011 Annual Conference in November.
“Our Directors devote a lot of time and energy to volunteer for the International Code Council Board,” said International Code Council CEO Richard P. Weiland. “They could not serve on the board without the support of the jurisdictions they work for. We thank the Board members and their employers for their dedication to pursuing the goal of building safety and fire prevention.”
Piester earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University and is a Licensed Architect.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.