2021 Conference – Hotel and Travel

Hotel and Travel

Hotel room rates are valid until August 26, 2021 or until the room block sells out (4 options)  |  Travel Options


1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

• Complimentary In Room Internet
• Parking $24 daily

Main Block - $199 plus taxes

Gov Block - $124 plus taxes – Sold Out

Omni William Penn

530 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

• Complimentary In Room Internet
• Parking $38 daily

Main Block - $195 plus taxes

Gov Block - $124 plus taxes

Courtyard Downtown

945 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

• Complimentary In Room Internet
• Parking $30 daily

Main Block - $189 plus taxes

Drury Plaza Hotel

745 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

• Complimentary In Room Internet
• Complimentary Breakfast
• Parking $30 daily

Main Block - $189 plus taxes



Nearest Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport

Transportation Options from Airport
Taxi – Estimated Fare $45
Uber/Lyft/Shared Ride – Estimated Fare $40-50

Things to do:


Visitors Guide

2021 Conference – Ron Burton Golf Outing

Sunday, Sep. 19, 6 am – 2 pm (Tee off 8am) | Sign up today as a sponsor or player — space is limited.

The Code Council’s Past Presiding Officers will hold its sixth annual fund raising event, the Ron Burton Annual Golf Outing, in conjunction with the ICC 2021 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. This event includes a number of sponsorship opportunities and funds raised will go towards training and resources for the next generation of code officials.

The Ron Burton Golf Outing celebrates the life and work of William Ronald “Ron” Burton. Ron, as you may know, was a renowned code expert. He worked on many code-related projects for ICC, BOMA and the NAHB.

The tournament will be a shotgun-start at 8 am on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road, McDonald PA 15057. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and beverage cart will be provided.

Ready to play but want to use your own clubs? There is a solution to that! Check out Ship Sticks today and have your clubs sent directly to the course. Be sure to note on your bag tag:

Hold for ICC September 19
Attn: players name

We need your help to make this project successful. Please consider contributing to support this great event.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Overall Sponsor
  • Golf Tournament Sponsor
  • Hole Sponsors
  • Lunch Sponsor
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Gift Sponsor

Click here for registration (PDF)
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2021 Conference – Fowler Ride/Walk/Run

16th Annual Bob Fowler Virtual Ride/Walk/Run

Sunday, September 19  |  8 am – 4 pm  |  #FowlerMCRideWalkRun21

This year, the 16th Annual Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride has been reimagined to a virtual ride/walk/run event. Suggested 5k routes will be provided to those in Pittsburgh who want to participate; others around the world, can participate in their areas. We encourage everyone to submit photos and video via social media during the event at #FowlerMCRideWalkRun21.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative t‑shirt and digital badge. Register and select your t‑shirt size by Friday, August 6, in order to guarantee sizes. T‑shirts will be mailed to all participants. There will be a limited number of t‑shirts/sizes available for those who register after August 6.

Proceeds of the participation fee will also go toward funding scholarships and Safety 2.0 programs. Sign up for this event when you register for Annual Conference.

2019 Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride

2021 Conference – Global Connections Day

Global Connections Day, a Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 12  |  10am – Noon ET and 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET

Join us for Global Connections Day, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Building Codes and Extreme Weather as experts from around the world convene for an interactive day to address extreme weather challenges and resiliency in the global community.

Keynote Speaker | 10 am ET

Speaker to be confimed.

Keynote Speaker | 3:30 pm ET

Alice Hill
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment
Council on Foreign Relations

Alice Hill's work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change. Hill previously served as special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council staff where she led the development of national policy to build resilience to catastrophic risks, including climate change and biological threats.

2021 Conference – Companion Schedule

Companion Tour

Monday, September 20 | 9 am – 4 pm

See details below and sign up during the registration process.


Fallingwater is a house in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) for the Kaufmann family, owners of Pittsburgh’s largest department store. One of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, Fallingwater exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. It truly celebrates the power of design in harmony with nature!

"One of the 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world." – Travel + Leisure Magazine

In this guided tour you will experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s most recognized example of the union of architecture and nature. As you walk the beautiful, forested grounds and explore the house from both interior spaces and outdoor cantilevered terraces, you will closely examine Fallingwater’s intimate relationship with the mountainous landscape that inspired its design. Inside the living room, one of modern architecture’s most iconic spaces, you will experience Wright’s pioneering idea of “breaking the box” and see an exceptional collection of fine and decorative art as well as custom-made furniture designed by Wright specifically for Fallingwater. You will go behind-the-scenes to see the kitchen and servants’ sitting room, and, as if you were guests of the Kaufmann family, experience the living and sleeping accommodations in the Guest House.


  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • All Day Beverages and Lunch included
  • Duration: 6 – 7 hours
  • Time in Route: 65 miles from Convention Center/1 hour 20 minutes

2021 Conference – Why Attend

Why You Should Attend

This year’s conference will feature industry-leading educational sessions, special networking events, inspiring keynote speakers and historic building tours

Who Should Attend

Attendees who will benefit from this Conference include:

  • Building Design Professionals
  • Building Construction Professionals
  • Building Officials
  • Building Department Administrators
  • Contractors
  • Code Inspectors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Fire Protection Personnel
  • Code Enforcement
  • Permit Technicians
  • Plan Review
Benefits of Annual Conference Education Sessions

No matter where you are in your building safety career – just starting out or in the thick of things and looking to expand your code knowledge or leadership skills – ICC has a track record of delivering value. Our attendees walk away with smart strategies, actionable tactics, improved skills and real connections with the people who are shaping the future of building safety.

Get Your Boss on Board

Need to demonstrate why the Code Council's conference is a good investment? We’ve got you covered with our justification letter template. Use this template to explain what you’ll get out of attending the event, and how much it will cost. Feel free to customize as needed.

About ICC

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The Code Council's codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

The International Code Council (ICC) family of solutions includes the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), S.K. Ghosh Associates, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), General Code, ICC NTA, ICC Community Development SolutionsAlliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), and Progressive Engineering Inc., which are dedicated to the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

2021 Conference – Sponsors


We want to thank our sponsors!
It is with your generous support that we can advance the latest codes, training and so much more during our 2021 Annual Conference. We appreciate your commitment to safety and resiliency in the built environment.

Premier Silver Sponsor | Registration Packet | Safety 2.0 Happy Hour

Premier Bronze Sponsor | Safety 2.0 Happy Hour

Registration Page

Annual Awards Event


2021 Conference – Voter Validation

Voter Validation

The Code Council requires that all Governmental Member Voting Representatives are registered and validated no later than Aug. 21, 2021 in order to vote during the upcoming 2021 Annual Business Meeting and Hearings.

The Code Council has extended the validation cycle for voting credentials of governmental member voting representatives (GMVRs) from one year to three years. Under the new cycle, primary representatives are only required to validate GMVRs one time during a three-year code development cycle.

  • Effective January 21, 2019, the International Code Council Board of Directors approved a change in the validation cycle for voting credentials of governmental member voting representatives (GMVRs).
  • Under the new rules, primary representatives will only be required to validate GMVRs one time during a three-year code development cycle.
  • Once complete, GMVR voting credentials will remain valid for the remainder of the three-year code development cycle, unless the primary representative implements changes.
  • The three-year credentialing cycle will also cover the voting year that includes the Annual Business Meeting only.
  • Any credentials validated and approved on or after January 1, 2021, are active through December 31, 2023, as long as the governmental member account is fully paid and current.
  • This change is representative of the Code Council’s commitment to simplifying the credentialing process for the convenience of our governmental members. Now, GMVRs can participate in Groups A and B of the code development cycle with one credential.
  • Extensive GMVR participation in the online governmental consensus vote (OGCV) is one of the best ways to ensure the code development process is fair and the International Codes reflect the most modern and safe building technologies.

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2021 Conference – Hearings Info

Hearings Info

Plan to join us for the Group A Public Comment Hearings  |  September 21–28

The hearings provide an opportunity for participants to influence the 2024 I‑Codes, the most widely-used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world. At the hearings, Governmental Member Voting Representatives vote on hundreds of proposed code changes on behalf of their respective jurisdictions. 2024 Group A Codes include:

Only certain sections of the IBC and IRC are covered in Group A:

  • IBC-E: IBC Egress provisions – Chapters 10 and 11
  • IBC-FS: IBC Fire Safety provisions – Chapters 7, 8, 9 (partial), 14 and 26
  • IBC-G: IBC General provisions – Chapters 3 – 6, 12, 13, 27 – 33
  • IRC-M: IRC Mechanical provisions – Chapters 12 – 23
  • IRC-P: IRC Plumbing provisions – Chapters 25 – 33

See page 2 of the 2021/2022 Code Development Schedule for details on code chapters, notes and committee information for the Group A codes.

For details about the code development process, download these infographics: How It Works and By the Numbers.

Earn CEUs by participating in this event.