September 21, 2018
14th Annual Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride

On Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, this year’s Bob Fowler ride will take you through many exciting, wonderful sights in Virginia including the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Colonial Williamsburg, and Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony. Read...Read More

September 20, 2018
Act now to support updated building codes and disaster recovery reform

The U.S. Congress is currently considering legislation—the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA)—that makes new resources available to support the adoption and implementation of modern model building codes like the family of International Codes. To better protect our families and local businesses...Read More

September 20, 2018
Code Council voter validation window closes Sept. 24 

September 24 is the voter validation deadline for the Code Council’s Annual Business Meeting and Group A Code Hearings. Primary Representatives of current Governmental Members can click here to login and validate your Governmental Member Voting...Read More

September 19, 2018
New podcast episode focuses on code adoption

In this month’s episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, recent Boise High School graduate Therese Etoka joins the Code Council’s Whitney Doll to discuss her passion for building safety in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. Read...Read More

September 14, 2018
Out of power during the storm? Use generators safely

In the wake of power outages due to Hurricane Florence, remember that the same gasoline-powered portable generators that keep the lights burning, the freezer cold and the house warm can also kill you in minutes if you fail to follow safe practices. Read...Read More

September 13, 2018
Tracking Hurricane Florence

From the Washington Post: After quickly intensifying this week, Hurricane Florence weakened slightly and was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Wednesday on its path to the Carolinas. It is forecast to make landfall Thursday night or Friday morning. Read...Read More

September 13, 2018
Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas

Live CNN Updates: Wind often gets the headlines, but water is the thing that is most responsible for deaths in a hurricane. That's why Hurricane Florence is still an incredibly dangerous storm -- it will contain extreme amounts of water, both coming up from the ocean in storm surge, and falling from...Read More

September 13, 2018
Importance of up-to-date building codes for pre-disaster mitigation

Bloomberg News spoke to Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO, for an article about North Carolina's building codes in light of the impending landfall of Hurricane Florence. "I think the safe thing to say is staying current with building codes is a good practice," Sims said. Read...Read More

September 13, 2018
Early-bird registration discounts for the 2018 ICC Annual Conference end on Sunday, September 16

The conference features expert speakers, education sessions and networking opportunities for building safety professionals. Read...Read More

September 12, 2018
Preparing for Hurricane Florence

The International Code Council is keeping a close watch on developments with Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane that is threatening the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. Read...Read More

September 12, 2018
Ridged Systems awarded ICC-SRCC OG-300 Solar Thermal Systems Program certification

The ICC-SRCC OG-300 Solar Thermal System Certification Program certifies that hot water systems demonstrated compliance with the ICC 900/ICC-SRCC 300 Solar Thermal System Standard which sets minimum criteria for performance and safety. Read...Read More

September 12, 2018
From the archives: Building safety in the aftermath of 9/11

In response to 9/11, the Code Council board of directors established the Code Technology Committee (CTC) to, among other things and along with its Ad Hoc Committee on Terrorism Resistant Buildings, study the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s World Trade Center Recommendations as...Read More

September 10, 2018
Call for ICC Board nominations extended

On September 7, the ICC Board of Directors approved extending for an additional two-week period the Call for Board Nominations. This two-week application period begins on September 10 and will end on September 24. Read...Read More

September 10, 2018
ICC-SWCC awards Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine

The DT-25 is a small, energy efficient wind turbine intended to power a small farm, ranch or business. Read...Read More

September 5, 2018
2018 Group A Public Comment Agenda now available

Click here to view and download the Public Comment Agenda for ICC’s 2018 Group A Public Comment Hearings to be held on October 24-29, 2018, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond,...Read More

September 4, 2018
U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes the International Accreditation Service

This recognition allows IAS to accredit certification bodies that certify human and animal food products for export to the U.S. market. Read...Read More

August 29, 2018
ICC-ES announces its 2018-2019 Board of Managers roster

With an impressive history in the building safety industry, these managers will help advance the company’s position as a leader in technical evaluations of building products. Read...Read More

August 28, 2018
Fast-paced presentations on the latest technology

The Building Safety & Design Expo Education Pavilions will feature focused, fast-paced presentations on technical and non-technical topics, including information on the latest construction techniques, as well as the latest advances in technology, building products and applications. Read...Read More

August 27, 2018
Building safety: Your new career

Considering a career in building safety but not sure where to start? The International Code Council has the information you need at our new Building Safety: Your New Career resource page. Whether you’re a student, veteran, or in any other career or life stage, we have a one-stop shop for helping...Read More

August 23, 2018
The official ICC 2018 Annual Business Meeting notice is now available

The International Code Council’s Official Annual Business Meeting (ABM) notice is now available. It includes important information on the meeting, call for board nominations and proposed member resolutions. The ABM will be held Monday October 22, 2018, at the Greater Richmond (Virginia)...Read More

August 21, 2018
International Codes adoption update

Philadelphia, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Antonio lead cities and states adopting the latest model codes used to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient...Read More

August 20, 2018
ICC’s Group A Public Comment Hearings schedule now available

Let your voice be heard at the International Code Council’s Group A Public Comment Hearings, October 24 - 29, in Richmond, Virginia. The hearings schedule has been posted. The Public Comment Hearings will start on Wednesday, October 24, at noon and are scheduled to conclude no later than 7:00 pm...Read More

August 20, 2018
Garriss honored for exceptional service

Sponsored by the International Code Council and the Fire & Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the 2018 Excellence in Fire & Life Safety Award was presented to Georgia State Fire Marshal and ICC Immediate Past President M. Dwayne Garriss on August 10, 2018....Read More

August 17, 2018
Dave Walls receives 2018 Green Hard Hat Award

This year, the USGBC honored International Code Council Executive Director of Sustainability Programs Dave Walls with its prestigious 2018 Green Hard Hat Award for his exceptional service to the state of California in relentless pursuit of a more sustainable state and for his leadership and...Read More

August 16, 2018
Experts change hurricane season forecast

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season should be quieter than normal, according to a new prediction from Colorado State University. Experts now predict 10 named tropical storms will form, of which four will become hurricanes. That is a decrease from their forecast in April, when they said seven...Read More

August 15, 2018
APA and the Code Council publish an updated International Residential Code lateral bracing guide

The guide aims to improve understanding and application of the 2018 IRC lateral bracing requirements. Read...Read More

August 15, 2018
ICC named IREC “Energy Hero”

During an awards ceremony July 12, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) honored its 2018 3iAward recipients and four special IREC Energy Heroes: the International Code Council, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)...Read More

August 14, 2018
ICC-ES helps Port St. Lucie strive for excellence

The building department in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has the honor of being among only 25 similar departments to be fully accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), a subsidiary of the International Code Council. This accomplishment puts the city’s building department among the...Read More

August 13, 2018
Call for ICC Membership Council Governing Committee members

Joining one of the International Code Council’s Membership Council Governing Committees is a great opportunity to network with other professionals who want to be involved in ICC activities at a grass-roots level, and ensures that the main concerns of your discipline are heard by ICC staff and...Read More

August 10, 2018
ICC Presents at National ADA Symposium

International Code Council senior staff architects Kimberly Paarlberg and Jay Woodward once again participated in the 2018 National ADA Symposium as presenters on accessibility-related topics. The symposium was held June 17–20 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and drew more than 1,000 attendees from all...Read More

August 9, 2018
Leaders participate in landmark national roundtable

Recognizing the variety of innovative solutions and the ambitions of jurisdictions seeking greater energy efficiency, the International Code Council’s Energy Program hosted a landmark national roundtable to discuss the future of building energy efficiency and management. Read...Read More

August 8, 2018
The International Code Council Board of Directors creates new Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security

The committee will bring together experts from across many different disciplines to tackle one of the toughest, most important issues of our time. Read...Read More

August 1, 2018
New HUD rule requires International Code Council certified inspectors for homes with FHA-insured mortgages

The new regulation now relies on the certification program developed in the private sector by the Code Council which supports building safety professionals throughout North America. Read...Read More

July 31, 2018
International Code Council praises signing of legislation reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

This legislation increases funding for career training for in-demand occupations. The Code Council repeatedly engaged Congress to urge support for the reauthorization working closely with other organizations committed to technical and vocational training programs. Read...Read More

July 31, 2018
Non-residential building fires report

According to data collected by the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and released in a new report, each year (from 2014 to 2016) fire departments responded to an estimated 100,300 fires in non-residential buildings across the nation. These fires resulted in an annual average of 90 deaths;...Read More

July 30, 2018
Apply for an exam development committee

Ensure your opinion is heard. If you’ve ever been interested in having a say in the development and maintenance of the ICC National Certification exams, now’s the time to apply. But hurry — the closing date for receipt of applications is Sept. 14, 2018. Read...Read More

July 27, 2018
Rep. Bilirakis supports Building Safety Month

U. S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL, 12th District) recognized Building Safety Month and the work of the International Code Council, its members and partners during the July 23, 2018, proceedings of the U.S. Congress. His remarks are now part of the Congressional Record. Read...Read More

July 26, 2018
Caribbean Roadshow highlights partnerships

Standards organization ASTM International hosted several events from June 4–8 in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of its Caribbean Roadshow, which included outreach, training and education focused on the growing use of ASTM standards and International Code Council codes. Read...Read More

July 25, 2018
From military to civilian: Pursuing a passion for code inspection

Retiring after 20 years in the United States Army, Sergeant First Class Mike Reese decided to put his experience to use in a new career as a code official and found it to be an excellent fit with his skills and training. Read...Read More

July 25, 2018
Kansas Building Official Recognized by his peers

Rod Haney, building official for the city of Winfield, Kansas, received the Heart of America Chapter’s Code Official of the Year Award during the chapter’s annual business meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. Read...Read More

July 24, 2018
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Energy Conservation Code

To date, the IECC has saved consumers more than $44 billion and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 36 million tons. Read...Read More

July 20, 2018
Updated changes to CBO/CFM designations

Updated changes to CBO/CFM designations Starting Jan. 1, 2020, candidates looking to obtain a Certified Building Official (CBO) or Certified Fire Marshal (CFM) designation will have 18 months to fulfill the exam requirements to achieve those designations. Achieving both designations has become...Read More

July 19, 2018
Upcoming ICC Code Correlation Committee call

A teleconference for the ICC Code Correlation Committee is scheduled for Aug. 13, 2018, to initiate public comments, as needed, for correlation of changes to be considered at the Public Comment Hearing. Read More

July 18, 2018
Wildfire recovery funding available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the availability of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to support wildfire recovery in areas subject to fire management assistance declarations from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2018. State and tribal governments may...Read More

July 13, 2018
Welcoming the next generation of leaders through technology, training and awareness

In an article for National Network, ICC SVP of Government Relations Sara Yerkes discusses what ICC is doing to attract and train the next generation of code officials through testing, certification and guidance through the career pathways available for students, veterans – anyone interested in a...Read More

July 10, 2018
The Code Council and NFPA release a new comprehensive document for solar energy code provisions and standards

This publication compiles the solar energy provisions of the 2018 International Codes (I-Codes) and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC or NFPA 70) and related ICC-SRCC standards into one comprehensive document on the design, installation and administration of solar thermal and photovoltaic...Read More

July 9, 2018
ICC-ES resumes its Building Department Service due to demand

This specialized program provides technical services to code officials for evaluating products or components for specific building projects. Read...Read More

July 5, 2018
Openness and transparency in the code development process

This year marks the beginning of another cycle of the development process for the International Codes. The International Code Council is the facilitator of this process, and we take that role very seriously. The Code Council would never contact a voting member to urge him or her to vote for or...Read More

July 3, 2018
Celebrate your independence. Take ICC certification exams anywhere, anytime with PRONTO

As of July 1, the Assessment Center has added many new certification exam titles – a total of more than 70 -- including the 2015 and 2018 I-Codes, plus unique exam titles specific to a single code year. For more details, including future updates and exciting developments, check out the Exam...Read More

July 3, 2018
ICC participates in 2018 National Energy Codes Conference, holds IECC workshop

The International Code Council’s Director of Energy Programs Michelle Britt will participate in a panel on high performance building and moderate a panel on the nexus of energy, water and air quality at the 2018 National Energy Codes Conference (NECC) July 15-17. ICC will also host a workshop,...Read More

June 29, 2018
ICC membership has great benefits

ICC membership includes exclusive savings in the ICC Store and access to many member resources, including crucial industry news, innovative training and expert technical support. Learn more in this new...Read More

June 29, 2018
New Univ. of Penn video series educates about the importance of codes and standards

ICC Senior Vice President Sara Yerkes was interviewed for a series of short, informative videos on voluntary codes and standards for the Penn Program on Regulation. You can view a playlist of all the videos Read More

June 29, 2018
Access live training events from anywhere

Take your career farther without going far at all! By simply connecting to the internet, you can access live training events in a virtual classroom environment from any location. A virtual classroom is a hybrid learning environment where you participate remotely and experience the same...Read More

June 28, 2018
Housing starts up five percent in May

According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, total housing starts rose five percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units; the highest housing starts report since July 2007. Read...Read More

June 27, 2018
Make pool safety a priority

While swimming pools and spas are great for play, exercise and therapy, an alarming number of water-related deaths and injuries also occur in and around pools each year. As an advocate for protecting our communities at home, at school and in the workplace, the International Code Council works hard...Read More

June 21, 2018
IRCC meets in Vienna

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar and CEO Officer Dominic Sims led an ICC team to the Inter-Jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, in May 2018. The IRCC is a network of building regulatory officials from 14...Read More

June 20, 2018
High Performance Building Week resolutions

An active member of the High Performance Building Coalition, the International Code Council joined celebrations of High Performance Building Week from June 11–15, 2018. Bipartisan resolutions supporting High Performance Building Week were introduced in the U.S. Senate and in the U.S. House of...Read More

June 19, 2018
Tariffs to impact building industry

The subject of tariffs has dominated the international trade discussion, most recently with a newly finalized list focused on imports from China published by the administration on June 15. This article provides an overview of the various tariffs the administration has imposed recently, with...Read More

June 15, 2018
The International Code Council applauds committee passage of new disaster recovery legislation

The legislation promotes the adoption and implementation of modern building codes as a powerful disaster mitigation strategy. Read...Read More

June 15, 2018
Stretch your dollars! Purchase ICC products before June 30

Effective July 1, there will be a new price schedule for select products. This early notification will allow you to take advantage of current pricing on many popular items. You can still get current prices if you order...Read More

June 14, 2018
ICC strongly supports the nomination of building safety advocate to Consumer Product Safety Commission

Earlier this month, the President nominated Peter A. Feldman to be a commissioner on the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring October 16, 2019. Feldman is a long-time advocate of building safety and previously worked at the International Code Council,...Read More

June 14, 2018
ICC Participates in PMI Fly-In

International Code Council Senior Director of Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Resources Lee Clifton and Government Relations Senior Regional Manager Chris Ochoa were among the participants in the 2018 Sacramento Fly-In hosted by the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI). The two-day event...Read More

June 13, 2018
The International Code Council supports U.S. Senate bill to fund NIST plumbing research facility

The facility would research the nation’s aging water infrastructure and lead to a more efficient, cost-effective and modern water system. Read...Read More

June 13, 2018
Building Safety Month celebrates success

Each year during the month of May, the International Code Council comes together to spread awareness about the importance of building safety through Building Safety Month. The campaign — with a theme this year of Building Codes Save Lives — reinforced the need for the adoption of modern,...Read More

June 12, 2018
ICC, Coalition sends U.S. Senate leadership Letter of Support for disaster-policy legislation

As the Senate considers legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ICC, as part of a coalition of organizations, has urged it to include language from the House-passed FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4) that will make the nation’s communities, people and infrastructure...Read More

June 11, 2018
Virginia college student recognized for her support of building codes

Several Virginia building code associations partnered to host a Building Safety Month essay contest for Virginia high school and college students. This year’s first place winner, Thea Konefal, was honored at the International Code Council’s annual Building Safety Month celebration in...Read More

June 8, 2018
ICC holds congressional briefing during High Performance Building Week

As part of the High Performance Building Coalition, ICC, along with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has organized a World Standards Day congressional briefing — “Standards: Important Tools for Innovative...Read More

June 6, 2018
Rocco Davis appointed chair of the IAS Board of Directors

Davis was selected during a period of change and growth for IAS, an internationally-recognized accreditation body headquartered in California. Read...Read More

June 6, 2018
ICC retires paper-and-pencil certification exams, offers convenience and accessibility through PRONTO

As the growing need for accessibility and flexible options in the testing experience continues to rise, paper-and-pencil exam administrations have significantly decreased. All ICC paper-and-pencil examinations will retire on June 30, 2018. You now have access to convenient testing options through Read More

June 5, 2018
cdpACCESS is open for public comments on the Group A I-Codes

The public comment period for the Group A International Codes is now open. The Report of Committee Action Hearings for the 2018 Group A Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, is now available for download. The report includes details of the committee actions for each code change proposal as well as the...Read More

June 5, 2018
Apply soon for a Code of Honor Scholarship

If you are an ICC Governmental Member Voting Representative, don't miss your chance to apply for a Code of Honor Scholarship to support your attendance at ICC's Public Comment Hearings, October 24 – 31, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. Applications are being accepted now until Friday, August 10. Read...Read More

June 4, 2018
Hurricane season is here

Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season produced a staggering number of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes — the most active season since 1936. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season started June 1. According to predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...Read More

May 29, 2018
ICC commemorates Building Safety Month Week 5, awards ICC Raising the Profile Award at its annual Building Safety Month reception

The theme for week five of Building Safety Month (BSM) is “Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow." At the International Code Council’s annual Washington, D.C., BSM reception, Oregon building official Jack Applegate will receive the 2018 ICC Raising the Profile Award....Read More

May 28, 2018
Sustainability Membership Council Governing Committee  

The next regular meeting of the Sustainability Membership Council Governing Committee will be at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, June 8. Please join us as we advance the SMC goals for 2018. We welcome new member participation! Click here for the meeting...Read More

May 25, 2018
The Building Safety & Design Expo brings together building safety and design professionals

ICC’s 2018 Building Safety & Design Expo is the premiere event where building safety and design professionals will go to learn about the latest products and services needed to keep buildings safe and meet and maintain compliance with accepted codes and standards. Read...Read More

May 24, 2018
ICC’s Voter Validation Window Re-opens

The International Code Council’s new and improved Electronic Voter Validation Site has reopened following the Online Assembly Motion Vote. Primary Representatives of current Governmental Members can click here to login and validate your Governmental Member Voting...Read More

May 23, 2018
Renowned water experts from across the U.S. join together to form the ANCR Water Technical Committee

This committee will determine the criteria to evaluate a community’s capacity, risk awareness, competence and resources to respond to disasters or other events that affect the quality or availability of water. Read...Read More

May 22, 2018
Registration is open for the 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo

This important building industry event offers educational sessions led by world-renowned experts, networking opportunities, historic building tours and the chance to influence the 2021 International Codes (I-Codes). Read...Read More

May 21, 2018
World-renowned expert Dr. Janet Stout discusses Legionella, its risks and how you can protect yourself in a new podcast

In honor of this week’s Building Safety Month theme “Safeguarding Our Water,” the Code Council interviewed Dr. Janet Stout, an expert on Legionella and Legionnaire’s disease, for a new episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast. Read...Read More

May 18, 2018
ICC’s new Hearings Video Streaming Service is live

ICC is excited to roll out its new Hearings Video Streaming Service. Videos from the recently completed 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings are now available -- open to all and streamed for free. The site is a great resource supporting the code development cycle and cdpACCESS, and provides a...Read More

May 17, 2018
Five big takeaways from ICC’s Committee Action Hearings

The International Code Council’s 2018 Committee Action Hearings took place April 15–23, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio, to consider proposed changes to the Group A International Codes. The first in the 2021 code development cycle, the hearings saw action on more than 1,300 comments and nearly 100...Read More

May 16, 2018
Hitting the reset button on high-rise exterior panels

The International Code Council’s fire-safety committee considered proposals last month during its 2018 Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, to roll back a section of the code that has allowed panels with polyethylene cores or other combustible materials to be used on high-rise exteriors...Read More

May 16, 2018
Apply soon for a Code of Honor scholarship

If you are an ICC Governmental Member Voting Representative, don't miss your chance to apply for a Code of Honor Scholarship to support your attendance at ICC's Public Comment Hearings, October 24 – 31, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. The application period will open Monday, May 28, and will close on...Read More

May 15, 2018
ICC’s High School Technical Training Program posts new video

In this new video, Kyle Robee, an ICC High School Technical Training Program participant, explains why other high school students should join the International Code Council and participate in the...Read More

May 14, 2018
U.S. Congressman recognizes the 38th annual Building Safety Month

Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont joins 35 U.S. governors and 337 local jurisdictions, International Code Council chapters and associations in proclaiming the importance of building safety, building codes and the role of code officials. Read...Read More

May 11, 2018
ICC and NCSEA strengthen partnership to reinforce building safety

In March, the International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) announced plans to form an Oversight Committee to work together to form a joint Disaster Response Network to be able to quickly and effectively assist jurisdictions with building damage...Read More

May 10, 2018
Online Assembly Motion Vote open for Group A I-Codes

Online voting through cdpACCESS is open on 17 assembly floor motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings. The Online Assembly Motion Vote will close on Wednesday, May 23 at 2 a.m. PT. Results of the online vote will be included in the Report of the Committee Action Hearing that is...Read More

May 9, 2018
ICC-SRCC and NRCan partner to provide Canadian performance ratings to over 600 solar water heating system certifications

These performance ratings will allow energy professionals, architects and others in Canada to design and build more energy efficient homes and help Canadian consumers compare the performance between different solar water heating systems. Read...Read More

May 8, 2018
The Code Council names Gabe Maser vice president of federal relations

Maser will manage and direct the Code Council’s federal policy and legislative priorities agenda, and maintain and enhance ICC’s advocacy presence in Washington, D.C. Read...Read More

May 7, 2018
Communities around the world celebrate Building Safety Month

Week 2 of the month-long, international campaign highlights “Advancing Resilient Communities through Science & Technology”. Science and technology are leading the way for designing and constructing safe, efficient and resilient homes and buildings. Read...Read More

May 2, 2018
The Code Council, ASME and CSA chart a new course for plumbing standards

The International Code Council is working with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the CSA Group to improve and streamline the development process for the A112 plumbing standards. The International Plumbing Code — the first model code published by the International Code...Read More

May 1, 2018
ICC-ES scope of accreditation widely expanded by the Standards Council of Canada

Many customers with ICC-ES reports and building product listings can now obtain recognition for use in Canada. Read...Read More

May 1, 2018
Codes Save Lives and Reduce Recovery Times: article published by ICC’s Sara Yerkes

An article by the Code Council’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations Sara Yerkes about Building Safety Month titled, "Codes Save Lives and Reduce Recovery Times," was just published on the Building Enclosure website. Read the...Read More

April 30, 2018
Building Safety Month kicks off on May 1

Join the Code Council, its 64,000 members and professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities to highlight the importance of building safety in our daily lives. Read...Read More

April 30, 2018
Ramani leaves a legacy of quality assurance for IAS and the building industry

C.P. "Chuck" Ramani, who recently retired as president of the International Accreditation Service (IAS), transitioned IAS from a group for building officials to one represented by diverse sectors of the building industry. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Code Council, IAS accredits...Read More

April 23, 2018
The Building Safety Journal Weekly launches soon

After 12 years covering the latest building safety, fire prevention, sustainability and resiliency news and events, the April 19 issue of ICC eNews will be the last one. Thank you all for your support through the years. We are excited to share that future ICC content will be included in a new...Read More

April 18, 2018
The Code Council greatly expands its program to help veterans find jobs in the building safety field

The International Code Council has launched a new website for the ICC Military Families Career Path Program, which helps veterans who are transitioning to civilian life and their family members learn more about building safety career options. Read...Read More

April 17, 2018
ICC Twitter Chat: Join the #CODEversation!

To create more avenues for engagement with our online community, ICC will host a Twitter chat every month. ICC Vice President of Fire Activities Rob Neale will host our first chat about fire safety at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 25. Join in by using the hashtag #CODEversation to share your thoughts or...Read More

April 17, 2018
The Code Council welcomes Judy Zakreski Vice President of Global Services

In this new position, Zakreski will represent the Code Council internationally and develop global interest in the association, the International Codes, and other ICC products and services. Read...Read More

April 13, 2018
Members Forum Roadshow provides stage for ICC member feedback

International Code Council Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar and Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims will host the first stop of ICC's Members Forum Roadshow from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET on April 15 in the Battelle Grand Room in Columbus, Ohio. Read...Read More

April 13, 2018
Membership Councils to meet during the hearings

Five of the six ICC Membership Councils — Building Official Membership Council, Fire Service Membership Council, PMG Official Membership Council, Sustainability Membership Council and Emerging Leaders Membership Council — will meet during the 2018 Committee Action Hearings starting this weekend...Read More

April 12, 2018
Top hoarding expert to speak at the ICC Annual Conference

Matt Paxton, a top hoarding expert and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS, will speak at this year's ICC Annual Conference. His expertise links to the building safety and fire prevention requirements of the International Property Maintenance Code, which deals with a minimum level...Read More

April 11, 2018
Decoding Building Codes: New tools help builders better navigate the latest code changes

In a recent issue of Builder Online, National Association of Home Builders Chairman Randy Noel lays out some of the new ways his association is helping its members to easily understand the latest International Codes while maintaining a balance of safety, resiliency and affordability. Read...Read More

April 10, 2018
Celebrate the building codes that protect your family and community

This May join a diverse coalition of corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and professionals in the building industry to support the 38th annual Building Safety Month. Presented by the International Code Council, this global campaign reminds us of the importance of building codes in...Read More

April 10, 2018
California Building Officials’ Recognize ICC Board President Jay Elbettar at its annual meeting

A special Lifetime Honorary Member Award was presented to International Code Council Board President Jay Elbettar during the California Building Officials (CALBO) annual meeting. Elbettar, who served as CALBO President from 2008–2009, was recognized for his contributions to building safety at the...Read More

April 9, 2018
Proposed committee interpretation posted for ICC membership review and comment

A proposed committee interpretation to Section C403.2.6.1 (Demand controlled ventilation) of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code was posted for ICC membership review and comment on March 14, 2018. The review and comment period will end April 13, 2018. View the proposed...Read More

April 6, 2018
Philadelphia’s plumbing code to be modernized using the IPC

In August 2017, the mayor of Philadelphia signed an executive order for the reestablishment of the Plumbing Advisory Board to propose substantial updates to the Philadelphia Plumbing Code. Through the executive order, the mayor seeks to incorporate the formatting and modernity of the International...Read More

April 5, 2018
Washington signs significant legislation regarding IWUIC into law

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently signed into law two significant pieces of legislation. Senate Bill SB 6109 adopts portions of the 2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) for statewide applicability and authorizes cities and counties to adopt the entire IWUIC. House...Read More

April 5, 2018
Henderson, Nevada, earns energy efficiency award

The city of Henderson, Nev., earned regional recognition from the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) for saving its residents and businesses more than $2.3 million on utility bills and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by about 30,254 metric tons over the past four years. The economic...Read More

April 4, 2018
Spring outlook: U.S. to see moderate flooding

The 2018 Winter/Spring Flood Forecast from the National Weather Service promises potential river flooding, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center estimates that "background" climate conditions — such as a wet winter and saturated soils — will create...Read More

April 3, 2018
Proposed committee interpretation posted for ICC membership review and comment

A proposed committee interpretation to Section 907.10 (Smoke alarm maintenance) of the 2018 International Fire Code was posted for ICC membership review and comment on March 16, 2018. The review and comment period will end April 15, 2018. View the proposed committee...Read More

March 29, 2018
2017 ICC 902/APSP 902/SRCC 400-2017 Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard is available

The new Solar Pool and Spa Heating Standard from ICC, APSP and SRCC is now...Read More

March 28, 2018
Infographics about the ICC Code Development Process are now available

Do you know how your building safety codes are developed? Download and share two new infographics about the I-Codes development process: “How it Works” and “By the...Read More

March 28, 2018
Assure your perspective is represented in the most widely used family of construction codes

The 2018 International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are being held on April 15-23 in Columbus, Ohio. The hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers, plumbing professionals, construction trade associations and other interested parties an opportunity to...Read More

March 28, 2018
Proposed committee interpretation posted for ICC membership review and comment

A proposed committee interpretation to Section C403.2.6.1 (Demand controlled ventilation) of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code was posted for ICC membership review and comment on March 14, 2018. The review and comment period will end April 13, 2018. Read...Read More

March 27, 2018
RESNET Board of Directors adopts RESNET Water Efficiency Rating Technical Guidelines

The final HERSH2O Technical Guidelines were recently approved by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) board and will serve as the basis for a joint RESNET/ICC American National Standards Institute candidate standard that is currently under development. Later this year, RESNET expects to...Read More

March 26, 2018
ANCR announces group of specialists to help develop the nation’s first community-wide resilience benchmarks

A renowned group of subject matter experts have been selected to assist the International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) in the development of the U.S.’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks related to buildings. Read...Read More

March 23, 2018
cdpACCESS ready for online modifications

ICC uses cdpACCESS as the platform for the submission and distribution of modifications at the Committee Action Hearings. cdpACCESS is now open for the creation and submission of online modifications.  Click here to log into...Read More

March 22, 2018
The Code Council and CNIAH sign agreement to improve plumbing and sanitation systems in Haiti

The International Code Council, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed an agreement with the Collège National des Ingénieurs et Architectes Haïtiens (CNIAH) to raise the level of plumbing and sanitation standards in Haiti. CNIAH, in...Read More

March 22, 2018
The Code Council joins organizations from across the globe in celebrating World Water Day

Today the International Code Council joins organizations from across the globe in commemorating World Water Day. This global campaign raises awareness about the importance of water in our everyday lives and the critical water challenges we face in the 21st century from high demand in areas of low...Read More

March 21, 2018
New partnership will create a national database of volunteers for post-disaster response

The International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) are joining forces to create a single national database of volunteers willing to assist jurisdictions with building damage assessments and inspections in the aftermath of a disaster. This...Read More

March 20, 2018
Proposed committee interpretation posted for review and comment

A proposed committee interpretation to Section 602.2.1 (Materials within plenums) of the 2015 International Mechanical Code is posted for review and comment by ICC Members until March 24,...Read More

March 15, 2018
Tennessee governor issues proclamation announcing that “Building Codes Save Lives!”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaimed that May 2018 is Building Safety Month, the first U.S. governor to do so this year. Building Safety Month is an annual, global event presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners celebrating the importance of building safety, current...Read More

March 13, 2018
Live webinar: Learn to build with resilience in mind

In the wake of last year’s hurricane season, it is important to design and build stronger, compliant structures. A live webinar in mid-March sponsored by the International Code Council — “Learn to Build with Resilience in Mind” — will cover the floodplain provisions of the International...Read More

March 12, 2018
Major Jurisdiction Steering Committee call for candidates

There is a current opening on the Major Jurisdiction Steering Committee. The committee is the premiere contact portal for federal, state and major jurisdictions. It aims to develop and gather information on some of the best practices utilized in the U.S. and nations abroad concerning department...Read More

March 9, 2018
Deadline for GMVR voter validation is approaching

The deadline for ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVRs) voter validation for  the Spring Committee Action Hearings is Friday, March 16. Members can check their voting status Read More

March 8, 2018
Assessment Center blackout March 10-14

The Assessment Center will be under a blackout period from Saturday, March 10 to Wednesday, March 14. During this time, certifications, CEUs and renewals will be unavailable through myICC. Thank you for your patience as we continue to make our systems better for...Read More

March 6, 2018
ICC Evaluation Service’s Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Program Sets All-time Record Growth in 2018

The ICC Evaluation Service PMG Listing Program (ICC-ES PMG) has achieved all-time record growth for the first two months of 2018. The ICC-ES PMG Listing Program continues to build recognition for customer service and expedited listings. Read...Read More

March 6, 2018
Portland Cement Association donation will help architects and future and veteran leaders

The Portland Cement Association recently contributed $12,500 to the Code Council's Code of Honor Scholarship Program. The scholarships help ensure that the International Codes reflect the consensus view of officials at all levels of government by providing funding to Governmental Member Voting...Read More

March 5, 2018
Spring’s notorious tornado season starts

March typically kicks off the annual escalation of the spring tornado season in the South and parts of the Plains and Midwest. Roughly 76 tornadoes touch down annually during March, based on the average for the 20-year period of 1996 through 2015. The Code Council recently added tornado safety...Read More

March 1, 2018
Federal Investment Tax Credit for small wind turbines reinstated

The ICC Small Wind Certification Council applauds the reinstatement of the Federal Investment Tax Credit for small wind turbines in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President earlier this month. Read...Read More

March 1, 2018
ICC welcomes new board of directors member Angie Wiese

In addition to her fire safety manager position and her new position on the Code Council Board of Directors, Angie Wiese, PR, CBO, is also the President of the Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota and a board member of the Fire and Life Safety section of the International Association of Fire...Read More

February 26, 2018
ICC’s Safety 2.0 initiative welcomes new generation to the building safety profession

Safety 2.0 is the International Code Council’s signature initiative to welcome a new generation of members and leaders to the building safety profession. Find out more about our ongoing and newly developed programs Read More

February 26, 2018
Got a question? Think inside the box — the ICC website search box

If you’re trying to find information or the answer to a question specific to the International Code Council — our codes, the Assessment Center, Learning Center, cdpACCESS, books available at the ICC store, recent ICC news items, and the like, you can “ask the Code Council” and find the...Read More

February 22, 2018
Sara Yerkes named to Multihazard Mitigation Council board

Sara Yerkes, senior vice president of Government Relations at the International Code Council was recently named an At-Large member for the Multihazard Mitigation Council's Board of Direction. She served as chair and the Code Council's representative on the National Institute of Building Sciences...Read More

February 22, 2018
The ICC Annual Awards Program: Deadline to submit is March 1

The International Code Council presents awards in several categories each year to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to ICC and the building safety industry. Detailed information about our awards program, including a description of each award and past winners,...Read More

February 21, 2018
ICC introduces a new monthly podcast

The International Code Council is podcasting! The monthly ICC Pulse Podcast gives listeners the inside scoop on the ICC and the building safety industry. In the first episode, Whitney Doll, ICC's Director of Communications and podcast host, talks with ICC Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar...Read More

February 21, 2018
ICC-SRCC and APSP release new solar pool and spa heating system standard

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced the release of the first edition of the Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard (ICC/APSP 902/SRCC 400-2017). Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as...Read More

February 20, 2018
New paper explains importance of consistent code adoption cycle

A new paper by the National Council on Building Codes and Standards provides a brief overview of the adoption cycle process and highlights both the concerns and the benefits of adopting current codes and standards. Read...Read More

February 17, 2018
February memorializes the African-American engineers who helped build the Alaska Highway

February marks Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African-American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields, including...Read More

February 16, 2018
Building Officials Association of Louisiana first to proclaim Building Safety Month 2018

Demonstrating its partnership with the Code Council and investment in community safety and economic growth, the Building Officials Association of Louisiana recently joined the outreach and have proclaimed May 2018 as Building Safety Month. Discover how you can support Building Safety Month and help...Read More

February 14, 2018
New simplified provisions for seismic design buildings

It is important that communities adopt and enforce building codes and design standards for protection of buildings from earthquakes, and that design engineers fully comply with code requirements. To assist, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program...Read More

February 13, 2018
2018 Building Safety Month resources are now available

Building Safety Month depends on the efforts of individuals like you. Help us spread the word! We have resources to help. These include a sample proclamation, kid's stickers, brochures, pencils and more....Read More

February 12, 2018
Don’t miss your chance to discuss issues affecting the plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pool industries

The PMG Membership Council Governing Committee will hold a teleconference from 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 22, 2018. All members of the PMG Membership Council are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Read...Read More

February 12, 2018
All ICC Primary Representatives must validate their GMVR’s to participate in 2018 code hearings

The International Code Council's new and improved Electronic Voter Validation Site is now open. All ICC Primary Representatives must validate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GRVRs) by March 16, 2018, to fully participate in the 2018 code development process. Check your...Read More

February 10, 2018
Insurance and climate change: Risk too great to ignore

Some people don't believe the climate is changing, but the insurance industry does. A recent article in Architect discusses how regulators, policy providers and architects can work together to prepare and protect the built environment. Read...Read More

February 9, 2018
The Code Council joins other stakeholders in celebrating the passage today of the Federal Cost Share Reform Incentive

The Code Council joins other stakeholders in celebrating the passage of the Federal Cost Share Reform Incentive. This provision, part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and a long-term goal of the Code Council, encourages states to adopt the latest building codes and invest in pre-disaster...Read More

February 7, 2018
After London tower fire, group develops risk assessment tool

Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, the National Association of State Fire Marshalls Research Foundation has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The Foundation says its free risk evaluation tool will...Read More

February 7, 2018
Jim Ellwood joins ICC Government Relations Department

Jim Ellwood has joined the International Code Council as the Career Development Coordinator in the Government Relations department. The new position will develop and run ICC's technical high school and community college training programs, and its new Military Families Career Path Program. Read...Read More

February 6, 2018
Softwood lumber outlook for 2018 shaped by wildfires, tariffs

Softwood lumber prices closed out the year at or near record highs in most areas of the country — making the average Random Lengths Composite Price for 2017 the highest in 20 years. Read...Read More

February 6, 2018
ICC-ES PMG issues its first WaterSense certification for spray sprinkler bodies to Hunter Industries

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing Program issued its first listing report with the WaterSense certification for spray sprinkler bodies to Hunter Industries. Products certified to WaterSense specifications helped American families conserve 2.1...Read More

February 6, 2018
ICC helps judge top craft trainees and apprentices

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently held its 24th annual ABC SoCal Craft Championships Competition in Anaheim, Calif., where craft trainees and apprentices competed for top honors. International Code Council’s Charles "Lee" Clifton and Susan Dowty attended. Clifton was one of the...Read More

February 5, 2018
Nominate the ICC Educator of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the ICC 2018 Educator of the Year. The award is given to an individual or organization on recommendation by the Education Committee for excellence in education and promoting professional development among ICC Members. The nomination deadline is March 1, 2018. Read More

February 5, 2018
The Portland Cement Association and Simpson Strong-Tie join ANCR to create the first whole-community resilience benchmarks in the U.S.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Simpson Strong-Tie have joined the International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience to create the first whole-community resilience benchmarks in the U.S. The application deadline for volunteer committee openings and for lead...Read More

February 2, 2018
Steve Van Note honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Iowa Association of Building Officials (IABO) recently presented International Code Council Managing Director of Product Development Steve Van Note, CBO, with the chapter's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to an IABO chapter member in recognition of their outstanding...Read More

February 1, 2018
The Pangere Corporation is the first union contractor to achieve IAS accreditation for its metal building assembler inspection program

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) approved its first union contractor, The Pangere Corporation, for metal building assembler inspection accreditation to IAS acceptance criteria 478 (AC478). IAS’s rigorous accreditation process tests safety, training, inspection and compliance...Read More

January 31, 2018
ICC-SRCC unveils an exclusive digital code linkage feature for solar water heating clients

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), is expanding its solar water heating client offerings to include an exclusive new online code linkage feature. This feature will increase the visibility, awareness and ease-of use of listings...Read More

January 31, 2018
New Spanish version of CodeNotes available

As part of our goal to serve the needs of plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas officials, the ICC PMG Official Membership Council and the ICC Global Membership Council partnered to provide online access to our free and informative CodeNotes in Spanish. The latest version — Backflow Preventers and...Read More

January 30, 2018
Report on Indonesia Stock Exchange walkway collapse released

A preliminary report by the Public Works Ministry has found that loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building on Jan. 15, 2018, that sent visiting students plunging to the ground. Read...Read More

January 29, 2018
Distinguished Code Council committee spots available for motivated professionals looking to improve standards

The International Code Council is looking for volunteers to serve on several esteemed Standards Consensus Committees that will determine the future of landscape irrigation, storm shelter and high-wind construction standards. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 31. Read...Read More

January 26, 2018
The Code Council sponsors event highlighting building innovation with building community leaders from across the nation

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) held its sixth annual Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The International Code Council is proud to be a major conference sponsor, and several ICC board and staff members attended the conference. Read...Read More

January 25, 2018
The Code Council celebrates 15 years dedicated to creating safe buildings and resilient communities worldwide

This month the International Code Council celebrates its 15-year anniversary as an international association dedicated to building safety in the U.S. and around the world. With over 100 years of experience, the Code Council has driven the development of the International Codes (I-Codes), a...Read More

January 24, 2018
National Institute of Building Sciences references I-Codes in its new report on the value of disaster mitigation

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued its Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. According to NIBS, in examining scenarios that focus on designing new buildings to exceed provisions of the 2015 International Codes (I-Codes), the report demonstrates that...Read More

January 23, 2018
The Code Council welcomes Neil Burning to the Government Relations team

The International Code Council named Neil Burning as its new Vice President of Government Relations Technical Resources. Burning brings over 30 years of technical expertise in codes and standards to the position. He will develop and direct programs and resources that support the adoption of the...Read More

January 23, 2018
ICC 2018 Annual Conference call for presenters: Submission deadline for proposals is January 31

Please join us in sharing your expertise at the 2018 International Code Council Annual Business Meeting Education Program in Richmond, Virginia October 21 – 23, 2018.  ICC is seeking presentation proposals for our Annual Conference Education Sessions and the Building Safety and Design Expo. The...Read More

January 22, 2018
The Code Council and ICC-ES partner with the building industry to support safe buildings and housing affordability

The International Code Council and the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) facilitated new partnerships, strengthened existing relationships and brought together leaders from across the building industry at the fifth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Orlando, Florida. Read...Read More

January 19, 2018
February 2018 ICC-ES committee hearing

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) will hold an Evaluation Committee Hearing on Feb. 6, 2018, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The proceedings of the Evaluation Committee will be carried via live webcast. View the detailed agenda and latest...Read More

January 18, 2018
ICC speaks on the impact of I-Codes on high-rise fires

ICC Senior Staff Engineer Beth Tubbs, PE, FSFPE, spoke about the ICC codes in relation to the deadly London Grenfell high-rise fire. She spoke at the NYC Fire Safety Directors Association annual joint meeting with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers on Jan. 9, 2018. She covered the Code...Read More

January 17, 2018
2018 ICC Call for Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the ICC Awards, including Chapter and Region Awards, and for Honorary Members. These awards will be presented at various events, including but not limited to the 2018 ICC Annual Conference, Oct. 21-24, in Richmond, Virginia. The deadline to submit nominations...Read More

January 16, 2018
ANCR begins development of the nation’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks

ICC and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) are beginning the development of the nation’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks this month. The ANCR technical committee will first focus on creating benchmarks for buildings, water and energy, core functional areas for all...Read More

January 12, 2018
The Code Council submits letter of support for stronger flood-ready requirements

The International Code Council is among the stakeholder organizations that submitted a letter to U.S. congressional leadership supporting stronger flood-ready requirements for all federally-funded projects. Read the letter, signed by ICC Senior Vice President for Government Relations Sara Yerkes, Read More

January 9, 2018
ICC-SRCC is the first certification body accepted into the Global Solar Certification Network

ICC Evaluation Service announced that the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) joined the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN). The GSCN is an international consortium of certification bodies, inspection bodies, test labs and solar thermal industry representatives that are...Read More

January 9, 2018
February 2018 ICC-ES committee hearing

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) will hold an Evaluation Committee Hearing on Feb. 6, 2018, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The proceedings of the Evaluation Committee will be carried via live webcast. View the detailed agenda and latest...Read More

January 8, 2018
Call for Presentations for Global Connections Day 2018 Deadline Extended to January 22

Please join us by sharing your expertise at the 2018 ICC Global Connections Day (GDC 2018) on October 24, 2018, in Richmond, Va. Presentation submissions are due January 22, 2018. GCD 2018 is supported by ICC’s Global Membership Council and convened as part of the Code Council’s Annual Business...Read More

January 8, 2018
The Code Council and ICC-ES sponsor and exhibit at the 2018 International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

This week ICC and ICC-ES join design and construction professionals at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show and the National Kitchen & Bath Association Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida, for the fifth annual Design & Construction Week, one of...Read More

January 5, 2018
Code change submission window expanded to January 11 for the 2018 Group A International Codes

The International Code Council has expanded the code change submission window for the 2018 Group A International Codes to Thursday, January 11, at midnight Pacific Time. Read...Read More

January 4, 2018
The 38th annual Building Safety Month theme is Building Codes Save Lives

The International Code Council announced the 38th annual Building Safety Month theme – Building Codes Save Lives. Building Safety Month is an international campaign held during the month of May that raises awareness about building safety and the importance of current safety codes and the role of...Read More

January 3, 2018
ICC Evaluation Service issues its first formaldehyde emission listing

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) issued its first formaldehyde emission listing as a third-party certifier under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule to Fuzhou Leifeng Building Material Co. Ltd of China. The ICC-ES Listing Program continues to grow, adding new clients...Read More

December 27, 2017
RESNET rebrands water rating program

To resolve potential confusion with the Water Efficiency Rating System, RESNET has rebranded its water rating program. The new name will be HERSH2O. Read...Read More

December 26, 2017
Vaughn Wicker retires after 23 years of service to the code industry

Vaughn Wicker retires after 23 years of service to the code industry Longtime ICC staff member Vaughn Wicker, an integral member of the ICC government relations team since 2003, will retire at the end of this month. Known for his quick wit, easygoing manner and Carolina drawl, Wicker has spent...Read More

December 21, 2017
U.S. Department of Defense recognizes IAS personnel certification body accreditation

The U.S. Department of Defense now recognizes the International Accreditation Service’s Personnel Certification Bodies Accreditation Program under its Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program, a joint initiative of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. Read...Read More

December 18, 2017
Helping to build the future: ISO invests in ICC training program

Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), a Verisk Analytics business, recently invested $3,500 in the ICC High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP) after hearing Program Liaison Jim Elwood present on the program during this year's ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Read...Read More

December 15, 2017
The right way to evaluate building products

Code Watcher, an online and print publication about codes, published an article written by ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian about the unique value of ICC-ES and how building code officials need more transparency in the building product evaluation arena to ensure specified products comply with codes...Read More

December 14, 2017
ICC engages veterans in the mission of building safety

The International Code Council is leading a new initiative, the ICC Military Families Building Career Path Program, to help veterans who are transitioning to civilian life and their family members learn more about building safety career options. Read...Read More

December 13, 2017
ICC 2018 Committee Action Hearings Group A Codes Registration is Open

This year’s Committee Action Hearings offer code and fire officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers and others an opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A International Codes. The hearings will take place April 15–25 at the Greater Columbus Convention...Read More

December 12, 2017
Call for presentations: Global Connections Day 2018

Share your expertise at the 2018 ICC Global Connections Day on Oct. 24, 2018, in Richmond, Va. The overall theme is Innovation in the World of Building Safety, with sessions focusing on Innovative Methods and Materials in Building Design and Construction and Innovative Approaches to the Building...Read More

December 8, 2017
Call for input on ICC standards extended to December 11

The ICC Consensus Committees on Landscape Irrigation Emission Devices (IS-IEDC), Storm Shelters (IS-STM) and Residential High-Wind Construction (IS-RHW) will be developing the next edition of their respective standards, ICC 802-2014, ICC 500-2014 and ICC 600-2014. The deadline for suggested...Read More

December 8, 2017
The ICC Eastern Regional Office is closed Friday, December 8 due to inclement weather.

The ICC Eastern Regional Office is closed Friday, December 8 due to inclement weather. The office will reopen on...Read More

December 6, 2017
The Code Council unveils new resources to promote code officials

The International Code Council launches a new online resource, the Value of the Code Official toolkit. This toolkit helps government officials, Code Council members and others build awareness for the code official’s significant role within their communities, and encourages young professionals to...Read More

December 5, 2017
The Code Council welcomes three key new employees

The International Code Council welcomes three new staff members: Helga Alexander, Program Manager of Calibration Laboratory Accreditation for the International Accreditation Service (IAS); Michelle Britt, Director of the Energy Program; and Shannon Homolka, Marketing Manager for the Code Council...Read More

December 2, 2017
ICC-ES adds new evaluation services for alternative seismic force-resisting systems

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is adding evaluations of alternative seismic force-resisting systems to its extensive list of product evaluations. The company will develop new acceptance criteria based on FEMA P695. Read...Read More

November 30, 2017
The International Code Council applauds the introduction of the SMART Rebuilding Act

The Code Council supports bipartisan House Resolution 4455, the Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for Rebuilding Act or SMART Rebuilding Act, sponsored by Congressmen Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Mike Capuano (D-Mass.). This bill aims to help communities rebuild stronger and...Read More

November 27, 2017
Winter is coming. Get ready with new ICC logo products.

Take advantage of a special, limited-time offer to purchase new ICC logo brand products now for the New Year. Products include the polyfleece jacket, ladies v-neck sweater, softshell jacket, long-sleeve jersey t-shirt, full-zip hooded fleece, computer briefcase and more. The last day to order...Read More

November 24, 2017
WER Index development continues through ICC-RESNET partnership

The partnership between the International Code Council and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) has been the catalyst for substantial progress in the Water Efficiency Rating (WER) Index. Due to the diligent work of the WER Index task force, RESNET announced that the technical guidelines...Read More

November 22, 2017
38 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to nozzle malfunction. The extinguishers may not work during a fire emergency; the nozzles may become clogged and require excessive force to use. Read...Read More

November 22, 2017
ICC to U.S. House committee: Support the Energy Star program

The International Code Council, along with other organizations that are part of the High-Performance Building Coalition, signed onto a letter of support for the Energy Star program sent to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce ahead of its consideration of...Read More

November 21, 2017
Solar Rating & Certification Corporation joins ICC Evaluation Service, LLC

Today the International Code Council announced that the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) is joining ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES). With the move, all certifications presently conducted and maintained by ICC-SRCC, including the certifications for the Small Wind...Read More

November 17, 2017
ICC and CALBO raise $30K for California Wildfire Relief

Thank you! With your generous support, ICC and the California Building Officials (CALBO) reached our goal of matching donations 1-1 up to $10,000 to assist victims of the recent California wildfires. Together we raised $30,000 in the name of local California building departments for American Red...Read More

November 17, 2017
International Code Council welcomes General Code LLC to its Family of Companies

The ICC welcomes General Code LLC to its Family of Companies, effective November 15, 2017. “This acquisition of General Code will provide a perfect complement to our product and service portfolio,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are strategically aligned with similar missions...Read More

November 2, 2017
Former International Code Council CEO James Lee Witt to lead Wine Country wildfire rebuilding efforts

Former ICC CEO James Lee Witt was appointed executive director of Rebuild North Bay, a nonprofit launched to coordinate wildfire recovery efforts in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties in California. Under the leadership of Witt, a former Clinton administration FEMA director, ICC...Read More

October 31, 2017
International Code Council and International Accreditation Service Board announce new President

ICC and the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS) Board today announced the selection of Raj Nathan as IAS President. Nathan is replacing C.P. “Chuck” Ramani, who is retiring after a 44-year career in global conformity assessment and construction code enforcement. Read...Read More

October 31, 2017
ICC and Bureau of Standards Jamaica sign a milestone agreement to advance building safety in Jamaica

ICC and Bureau of Standards Jamaica sign a milestone agreement to advance building safety in Jamaica The International Code Council (ICC) and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) recently signed a milestone memorandum of understanding to update Jamaica’s building codes. Under this agreement,...Read More

October 30, 2017
Combustible exterior wall “cladding” systems: An ICC perspective

The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London brought extensive public focus on combustible exterior wall systems, often called "cladding," prompting many questions as to how these types of fires can occur and what the risks are of such a fire in the future. A new ICC article focuses on the 2018...Read More

October 23, 2017
Volunteer opportunities available on International Code Council committees

Volunteer opportunities are available on several distinguished ICC Standards Consensus Committees. Committee members play a key role in the codes and standards development process, and have the chance to share their expertise, build their skills and knowledge, learn more about the consensus process...Read More

October 19, 2017
ICC, CALBO partner in American Red Cross donation match campaign for wildfire relief

In light of recent devastating wildfires, ICC has joined with the California Building Officials (CALBO) to match funds donated to the American Red Cross up to $10,000 within the next month. Read more and donate...Read More

October 17, 2017
ICC call for committees: Codes & Standards Council

The time and expertise of our volunteers are one of the most important assets of the International Code Council. Their participation in numerous ICC committees help shape the Code Council into the world-class membership organization that exists today. This "call for committee" provides another...Read More

October 6, 2017
Post-Hurricane Building Safety Tips

As post-hurricane restoration efforts continue throughout the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the ICC offers several building safety tips that will ensure a safe recovery. Read...Read More

September 26, 2017
Award recipients honored at 2017 ICC annual conference

The International Code Council honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to the Code Council and the building safety industry during the 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from September 10-13, 2017. Read...Read More

September 21, 2017
EPA approves ICC-ES as a licensed certifier of spray sprinkler bodies

ICC Evaluation Service has been transitionally approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the WaterSense program as a licensed certifier of spray sprinkler bodies. Read...Read More

September 19, 2017
ICC has raised more than $110,000 for American Red Cross disaster relief

Thank you! With your help, ICC has raised more than $110,000 for American Red Cross disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We appreciate your help in supporting our campaign and spreading the word about our efforts. Click here for more information and other ways you can...Read More

September 18, 2017
ICC welcomes Kelly Sadler to Government Relations Team

The ICC named Kelly D. Sadler, J.D., as its new Government Relations Regional Manager for Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Sadler brings 16 years of legislative and private-sector industry experience to serve ICC's jurisdictions, members and chapters.  Read...Read More

September 6, 2017
ICC-ES PMG Now Accredited to Certify Products for the Mexican Market

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) certification is now accredited by entidad mexicana de acreditación (ema) to certify plumbing products to the Official Mexican Standards (NOMs). This accreditation, coupled with our American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Standards Council Canada (SCC)...Read More

September 5, 2017
ICC Pulse: ICC Stands Ready to Help with Hurricane Irma

As Texas and Louisiana deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma is brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to cause major damage in Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas in its anticipated path. ICC is watching the news about the storm as it develops and keeping Florida and all...Read More

September 5, 2017
ICC 2017 Annual Conference cultivates education, networking, leadership

ICC will host its 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from September 10-13, 2017. The Annual Conference offers expert insights on building safety, fire prevention and resilient construction through industry-leading educational sessions, special networking events, a range of compelling...Read More

September 1, 2017
The International Code Council’s 2017 Annual Report is available

We are Many Voices for One Purpose —to serve our members and fulfill our mission to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment. Our members make our continued achievements and success possible....Read More

September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Code Heroes Housing Network

ICC is establishing the Hurricane Harvey Code Heroes Housing Network to locate available rooms in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey where volunteers can stay.  If you have a place in or near the impacted area and can offer a room to temporarily house a  volunteer, please contact us. Read...Read More

August 31, 2017
Secure your spot at the Plan Review Institute

Make your plans now for the Plan Review Institute, Oct. 2-6 in Chicago. This five-day event is based on the 2015 International Codes and will include interactive exercises that detail best practices for performing residential, structural and nonstructural plan reviews. Read...Read More

August 30, 2017
The Code Council Ramps Up Help to the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

In order to help those in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the International Code Council is pledging to match member, staff and stakeholder donations up to $64,000, made during the next three weeks, to the American Red Cross. We are an association of 64,000 members and counting, and together...Read More

August 30, 2017
How solar energy helps save money — and the future

The U.S. solar energy market is booming and demand for solar is at an all-time high. Code officials have a critical role in ensuring safe solar system installation. A new training course is helping building designers and code enforcement staff to add solar expertise to their list of qualifications....Read More

August 29, 2017
Dow’s Amy Schmidt Joins Alliance for National & Community Resilience Board of Directors

The Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) and DowBuilding & Construction (DB&C), a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, today announced that Amy Schmidt, advocacy manager with Dow Building & Construction, has joined with the International Code Council, Target Corporation and...Read More

August 29, 2017
Free webinar showcases powerful codes tool

Join us for a 60-minute free webinar offering a walkthrough of the features found on ICC's digital library premiumACCESS. Learn how to use this powerful online tool to get the most out of the codes. The next webinar is Aug. 30 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Read...Read More

August 28, 2017
IS-BLE/ICC 300 Standard development committee meeting

Bleachers and grandstands can present a risk. People may fall and injure themselves while walking on bleachers when there are missing or inadequate bleacher components to assist in access and egress, such as aisles and handrails. It's important to help ensure that bleacher-related incidents do not...Read More

August 25, 2017
ICC Pulse: Hurricane Harvey Projected to Hit the Texas Coast Soon

Current indications point to a strong, potentially devastating hurricane reaching Texas by Friday afternoon. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey is quickly gaining strength and is forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane by the time it hits the Texas coast later today or...Read More

August 25, 2017
Join us at the Government Relations Forum

The ICC Government Relations Department is bringing a prestigious group of speakers to our annual conference in Columbus to discuss several current topics and emerging trends across the country. The presentation topics include a discussion on residential energy efficiency and home energy ratings,...Read More

August 24, 2017
Hurricane season forecast increased

The Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, but the increasing strength of Tropical Storm Harvey is a reminder that the most notorious Atlantic hurricanes typically occur during the season's peak from August through October. Read...Read More

August 24, 2017
We’ve changed the way you’ll experience Annual Conference

This year's ICC Annual Conference and Building Safety & Design Expo in Columbus, Ohio, will bring together building safety professionals from across the spectrum with plenty of opportunities to advance your career and network with peers in a meaningful way. With this year's schedule packed full of...Read More

August 21, 2017
ICC Site Status Update

We are experiencing unusually heavy traffic on our website that is causing technical difficulties at the moment. Please be patient with us as we work to fix this issue. Thank...Read More

August 21, 2017
Code Council launches a new cloud-based testing system for professional certification exams

The International Code Council (ICC) today unveiled a new cloud-based testing system, Proctored Remote Online Testing Option (PRONTO), which enables candidates to take ICC certification exams at their convenience on their computer at home, in the office or another secure location of their choice. Read More

August 18, 2017
Welcome new & renewing providers

The International Code Council's Preferred Provider Program opens the door to extensive training opportunities from a variety of educational resources. With more than 300 active in-person and online courses, the Code Council welcomes the Preferred Providers who joined the program or renewed their...Read More

August 17, 2017
The passing of former ICC board member Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

Gilbert Gonzales, Jr. passed away earlier this week on August 12. He was a former International Code Council board member, a Chief Building Official in Murray City, Utah, and a dear friend who will be sorely missed. Gilbert was a staunch supporter of the model codes, and he spent much of his...Read More

August 17, 2017
Technical training program is helping students find their way

The International Code Council High School Technical Training Program works for the industry, for the public and for students who have better prospects and higher wages. Just ask building construction students from Dowell J. Howard Center in Winchester, Va., who worked hard to pass their exam and...Read More

August 14, 2017
Free ICC premiumACCESS webinar showcases powerful codes tool

Join us for a 60-minute free webinar offering a walkthrough of the features found on ICC's digital library premiumACCESS. Learn how to use this powerful online tool to get the most out of the codes. The next webinar is Aug. 16 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Join by phone at (240) 454-0879 (access code 926 319...Read More

August 11, 2017
STEP into the future: ICC-SRCC solar training is shaping the industry

The U.S. solar energy market is booming and demand for solar is at an all-time high. As more individuals decide to go solar, a new national solar training course is helping designers and code officials grab their market share of this new technology and add solar expertise to their list of...Read More

August 10, 2017
Last chance to update your GMVRs

All Primary Member Representatives need to designate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives online by August 11 to be eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting during the 2017 ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Read...Read More

August 9, 2017
Garriss receives NASFM President’s Award

The National Association of State Fire Marshals selected International Code Council Board of Directors President and Georgia State Fire Marshal M. Dwayne Garriss as the recipient of its 2017 President's Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts and leadership during the past year. Read...Read More

August 8, 2017
First Certified Sustainability Professional recognized

The International Code Council launched its Certified Sustainability Professional designation on July 1, and already has its first application from ICC member Ayla Jefferson of Fontana, Calif. Read...Read More

August 7, 2017
ICC and PEC sign agreement to help modernize Pakistan’s building codes

The International Code Council signed an agreement with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to support their efforts to update the Building Code of Pakistan. This agreement grants PEC the ability to use ICC’s 2015 International Building Code, International Zoning Code and Performance Code for...Read More

August 7, 2017
High School Technical Training Program concludes its sixth year

Students from schools operating the International Code Council's High School Technical Training Program were among those competing in the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (SkillsUSA) in Louisville, Ky. SkillsUSA is a showcase of career and technical education students. More than...Read More

August 4, 2017
ICC and BPI partner to advance building professionals’ training in Texas

The International Code Council and the Building Professional Institute announced a new partnership that will advance training for building professionals in Texas. Under the new agreement, the Code Council will manage the registration, administration and outreach for training while BPI will focus on...Read More

August 4, 2017
Important reminder: update your GMVRs

All Primary Member Representatives need to designate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives online by August 11 to be eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting during the 2017 ICC Annual Conference in Columbus,...Read More

August 2, 2017
ICC supports the Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017

The International Code Council supports the Water Efficiency Improvement Act of 2017 introduced August 2 by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall and Ohio Senator Rob Portman. The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition sent a letter to the senators, cosigned by ICC. This bipartisan legislation authorizes...Read More

July 31, 2017
ICC and SEIA partner to produce 2018 ISEP Commentary

The International Code Council and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced a new partnership to produce the International Solar Energy Provisions Commentary. Under the agreement, SEIA will join the Code Council, the ICC Solar Rating and Certification Corporation and the National...Read More

July 28, 2017
Notice to Annual Conference attendees

The ICC Board of Directors will meet during the 2017 Annual Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in the Elijah Pierce Room located at 401 N. High Street in Columbus, Ohio. This year, board business has been consolidated to eliminate the need for a...Read More

July 27, 2017
ABM Notice is now available

The official Annual Business Meeting Notice, which includes important information on the meeting, a call for board nominations and proposed member resolutions, is now available. The 2017 Annual Business Meeting will be held Sept. 11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in conjunction with the...Read More

July 24, 2017
Board Actions on Feedback/Comments on the ICC Code Development Process posted

In 2016, the ICC Board began a formal process to allow stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback to the Board on the Code Development Process. In May 2017, the Board reviewed the feedback and took the actions noted in the report. In response to a request from the Industry Advisory Committee,...Read More

July 21, 2017
Updated Codes Are Key to Safe, Resilient Buildings and Communities

ICC Board President Dwayne Garriss and CEO Dominic Sims respond to the recent tragedies of the Grenfell apartment fire in London and the Marco Polo tower fire in Honolulu, noting that ICC is continually focused on preventing the next disaster, regardless of whether building safety is at the top of...Read More

July 18, 2017
EPA approves ICC-ES as a third-party certifier

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) as a recognized Third-Party Certifier under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule. Read...Read More

July 14, 2017
Official Annual Business Meeting Notice is now available.

Official Annual Business Meeting Notice is now available. Includes important information on the meeting, call for board nominations and proposed member resolutions. Click Here to review...Read More

July 13, 2017
Code Council board acts to resolve conflicting codes on maximum plumbing fixture flow rate

The International Code Council's Board of Directors recently took action to resolve a conflict in the upcoming 2018 International Codes related to maximum plumbing fixture flow rates that resulted from the 2016 code change process. The board's action affirmed ICC's commitment to ensuring that all...Read More

July 12, 2017
Code Council partners with NYSERDA to publish energy commentary

The Code Council and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority released the Code & Commentary to the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State, 2016 Edition, which assists designers, builders, contractors and code administrators in understanding and meeting the...Read More

July 11, 2017
Code Council holds second annual Chapter Leadership Academy

Approximately 50 chapter leaders joined International Code Council Board of Directors President Dwayne Garriss, Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims and other Code Council staff for the two-day event in Atlanta, Ga., covering management skills, legal considerations for chapters and maximizing use...Read More

July 10, 2017
Applications accepted for ICC Board of Directors

Applications are currently being accepted for individuals to serve on the 2017-2018 International Code Council Board of Directors. Applications, letters of interest and other related information must be submitted by July 13. Elections to the ICC Board will be held Sept. 11 during the Annual...Read More

June 29, 2017
ICC releases update to building accessibility standard

The International Code Council released an update to the 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard that provides greater accessibility to buildings for persons with physical disabilities and incorporates new elements of building design. The 2017 standard is an American...Read More

June 27, 2017
Florida legislature updates code adoption procedures

On June 23, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 1021 to modify the code adoption process for Florida. This law provides that the Florida Building Commission continue to update the Florida Building Code on a three-year cycle and adopt updates based on the International Code...Read More

June 14, 2017
Opportunities to Learn, Network and Have Fun at the 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Industry-leading educational sessions, networking events, historic building tours, the popular Building Safety & Design Expo, and this year's keynote speaker Archie Griffin—the only two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy—are just a few of the exciting highlights of the International...Read More

June 9, 2017
ICC & NAHB Release New TechNotes Series

The Code Council and ICC Evaluation Service are working with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to distribute the TechNotes series developed by NAHB's Construction Technology Research Subcommittee and Innovation Research Labs. The TechNotes series is designed to assist builders in...Read More

June 8, 2017
The Modular Building Institute and International Code Council Come Together to Accelerate Modular and Off-site Construction

The Modular Building Institute and the International Code Council are the driving force behind efforts to accelerate the use of modular construction and eliminate barriers in the industry by developing a series of modular-themed guidelines and resources for code officials. Tentative plans call for...Read More

June 6, 2017
International Code Council Welcomes S. K. Ghosh Associates to Its Family of Companies.

The International Code Council welcomes S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc., a seismic and building code consulting firm located in Palatine, Ill., as part of its Family of Companies, effective June 1. The addition will strengthen ICC's technical abilities in structural engineering and expand ICC's technical...Read More

June 2, 2017
Code Council’s Swimming Pool Code Plays Key Role in Health and Safety Highlighted in Congressional Meeting.

As Memorial Day weekend marked the opening of many swimming pools across the United States, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals participated in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and...Read More

May 24, 2017
“Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency” is the Theme for Building Safety Month Week Four.

Code Council Members and partners include scientists who are leading the way in designing and constructing safe, efficient, and resilient homes and buildings. Up-to-date building safety codes and standards enable the technology to be incorporated into buildings while ensuring the safety of lives,...Read More

May 18, 2017
“Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency” is the theme for Building Safety Month Week Four.

Code Council Members and partners include scientists who are leading the way in designing and constructing safe, efficient, and resilient homes and buildings. Up-to-date building safety codes and standards enable the technology to be incorporated into buildings while ensuring the safety of lives,...Read More

May 10, 2017
“Manage the Damage — Preparing for Natural Disasters” is the theme for Building Safety Month Week Three.

Although we have little control over the occurrence of hazards and natural disasters in our communities, mitigation efforts such as building code adoption and enforcement are strong strategies that can ensure community resilience no matter what Mother Nature brings. Read...Read More

May 3, 2017
“Building Design Solutions for All Ages” Is the Theme for Building Safety Month Week Two

There are 76.4 million Baby Boomers, roughly one-quarter of the estimated U.S. population of 320 million. As they prepare to retire, will the built environment be ready for them? Aging in place is not just about the home, and while many like their current homes and intend to remain in them for as...Read More

May 1, 2017
“Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals” is the Theme for Building Safety Month Week One.

Over the next 12 years, the industry will experience a loss of 80 percent of the existing skilled workforce. Employers are seeking qualified building trade professionals to fill the positions of retiring employees, and will be vying to hire trained professionals to reinforce their decreasing...Read More

April 26, 2017
ICC Partnership Means Higher Performing Buildings Will Be Easier to Achieve.

Thanks to a partnership among ASHRAE, the International Code Council, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the U.S. Green Building Council to create a unified green building code that could become the foundation for LEED certification, the resulting "IgCC...Read More

April 6, 2017
ICC Code Development Process Feedback Due April 10.

Feedback received by the Feb. 15 deadline has been compiled into a Summary of Feedback Received, which is posted for comments with a deadline of April 10. Feedback is presented in a logical flow based on code development steps and is keyed to a corresponding number. When providing comments, please...Read More

March 10, 2017
Deadline Nears for Water Efficiency Rating Index Standard Committee Applications.

The Code Council and RESNET joined to create a water efficiency rating guideline and are now developing a standard utilizing the guideline as a base document. ICC is receiving applications for General Interest members for the Water Efficiency Rating Index (WERi) Standards committee. The application...Read More

March 8, 2017
Call for ICC Awards Nominations.

Nominations are now being accepted for International Code Council awards to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to ICC and the building safety industry. These awards will be presented at various events, including, but not limited to, the 2017 ICC Annual...Read More

March 7, 2017
2018–2019 Code Development Cycle Schedule Available; Call for Committees.

With the posting of the Final Action for the 2016 Group B Cycle, the 2018/2019 Code Development Schedule is now available. In conjunction with the posting of the 2018/2019 Schedule, a Call for Committee for 2018/2019 Cycle code committees and related cycle committees has been issued. The application...Read More

January 31, 2017
ICC Board Verifies 2016 Group B Final Action OGCV Process.

In accordance with Section 10.0 of CP28 Code Development, the ICC Board of Directors has verified a valid 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) process as certified by the Validation Committee. The Final Action on all 2016 Group B code change proposals, including the vote tallies from the...Read More

January 19, 2017
ICC Announces Theme for 37th Annual Building Safety Month.

The International Code Council Family of Companies' theme for 2017 Building Safety Month — a worldwide public safety campaign celebrated in May — is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth. The Code Council will provide several resources to assist communities in...Read More

January 9, 2017
National Green Building Standard™ Update Process Underway.

The 2018 National Green Building Standard (ICC/ASHRAE-700) development process is now underway. Applications are being accepted for members of the Consensus Committee and Task Groups -- deadline for applications is February 6, 2017. The first meeting of the Consensus Committee will be held April...Read More

December 27, 2016
Proposed Committee Interpretation Posted for ICC Membership Review and Comment.

A proposed Committee Interpretation to Section R105.1 Required of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) was posted for ICC Membership review and comment on December 22, 2016. The review and comment period will end January 21, 2017. The proposed Committee Interpretation can be viewed at Read More

December 13, 2016
Code Council Applauds Senate’s Passage of Water Bill.

ICC is applauding the Senate’s passage of a wide-ranging bill that will include $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. “We applaud the Senate’s action and will continuously advocate the built...Read More

December 6, 2016
OGCV Sees Significant Increase in Participation.

In order to accommodate a significant increase in participation, ICC’s 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote for the Group B International Codes was extended an extra week and concluded on Nov. 27. The demand resulted in more than 162,000 votes cast by eligible ICC Voting Members during the...Read More

December 6, 2016
Code Council Responds to Oakland Tragedy.

The International Code Council expresses its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones who suffered losses at the Ghost Ship artist venue in Oakland, California. This tragedy highlights the importance of adopting current building, electrical and life safety codes. Adopting and enforcing...Read More

December 1, 2016
Assistance Available to Jurisdictions Affected by Wildfires.

As jurisdictions in Tennessee and other Southern states combat wildfires in the region, assistance is available through the International Code Council's Disaster Response Network. The network provides building safety professionals an opportunity to volunteer to help affected jurisdictions with...Read More

November 18, 2016
Online Governmental Consensus Vote Extended Until Nov. 27.

The Online Governmental Consensus Voting period (OGCV) has been extended past Nov. 22 to close on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. The extension is to accommodate the many voters wishing to participate in the OGCV and so that additional resources can be added to the cdpACCESS site. In order...Read More

November 10, 2016
Code Council Launches New Resilience Alliance.

ICC announced the creation of the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR). Along with two founding partners — the Community & Regional Resilience Institute and the U.S. Resiliency Council — ICC is working with ANCR members from around the globe, including Target Corporation, the...Read More

October 26, 2016
Applications Accepted for the International Accreditation Service Board of Directors.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at 5 p.m. Central. For more information about the application process and to download the application, click here to go to the IAS home...Read More

October 26, 2016
Code Council Honors Individuals for Contributions to Safety and Resiliency in the Built Environment.

The Code Council honored several individuals for their contributions to safety and resiliency in the built environment during the 2016 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan C. Siu, Principal Engineer/Building Official for the city of Seattle, Wash., Department of Construction and...Read More

October 25, 2016
Code Council Members Elect Board Officers, Directors.

Code Council Voting Members elected Board Officers and Directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Voting Members also elected representatives to sectional and at-large positions on the...Read More

October 7, 2016
ICC-ES and Innovation Research Labs Create One-Stop Testing, Listing, and Product Evaluation Service for Product Manufacturers.

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and Innovation Research Labs have entered into a cooperation agreement in order to better serve the manufacturers of building, energy and PMG products and materials. This relationship enables ICC-ES to bring testing, evaluation, and listing under “one roof,”...Read More

October 6, 2016
ICC Prepares for Hurricane Matthew.

As communities along the East Coast prepare for Hurricane Matthew, the International Code Council is also preparing to assist its Chapters and Members. Today, the Code Council is organizing a conference call to brief ICC Chapter leaders and disaster-response coordinators from all East Coast states...Read More

September 20, 2016
U.S. Federal District Court Clears Path for ICC Copyright Complaint against IAPMO.

A Federal Court on Monday cleared the path for ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) to proceed with its copyright infringement complaint against the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, Inc. (IAPMO) when the court denied IAPMO's motion to have the case dismissed. In a 25-page...Read More

September 20, 2016
ICC Board Solicits Feedback on the ICC Code Development Process.

In 2015, ICC entered into a new agreement with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers to develop the 2018 International Green Construction Code. As a result, hosting a Group C code development cycle was not necessary. Since then, ICC has received numerous...Read More

September 20, 2016
Voting Procedures Available for the Group B Public Comment Hearings.

The Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City, Mo., are the first step in the process to determine the Final Action on 2016 Group B code changes — Public Comment Hearing voting followed by the Online Governmental Consensus Vote utilizing cdpACCESS. Click here for a summary of the voting procedures...Read More

September 14, 2016
ICC Adds to Calls for Committees for New Polyurethane Foam Plastic Insulation Standard.

ICC has submitted PINS to ANSI to announce the development of a new standard entitled ICC 1100 - Standard for Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Plastic Insulation. As noted in the PINS submittal, construction codes have requirements for thermal resistance of insulating materials but currently include...Read More

September 7, 2016
NYC Adopts Energy Rating Index Compliance Path.

New York City joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the Energy Rating Index, a new compliance path introduced with the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The voluntary ERI option relies on the Home Energy Rating System, which assesses...Read More

September 7, 2016
ICC Calls for Committees Provide Opportunities to Serve.

Volunteers are one of the most important assets of the International Code Council. Their work on the ICC Board of Directors, committees and councils is directly related to the success of ICC. It takes the time and expertise of many individuals working through the numerous ICC committees to shape...Read More

August 22, 2016
ICC Board of Directors Candidates Website is Active.

The Code Council hosts a website for candidates seeking election to the 2016-17 ICC Board of Directors.  Candidates can submit information to be posted on the website for the Membership and Nominating Committee to review.  The Nominating Committee’s report to the Membership also will be posted...Read More

August 10, 2016
Deadline to Validate Voters is Sept. 19.

ICC Primary Representatives must validate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives by Sept. 19 to vote at the 2016 Annual Business Meeting, Group B Public Comment Hearings, or the online Governmental Consensus Vote that follows the hearings. The Electronic Voter Validation site will remain...Read More

August 10, 2016
ICC-ES Seeks to Fill Openings on the PMG Listing Committee.

The ICC Evaluation Service is seeking to fill openings on the ICC-ES PMG Listing Committee, for the term starting Nov. 1, 2016, with qualified individuals who will evaluate proposed listing criteria prepared by staff concerning PMG listing products. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31,...Read More

August 1, 2016
Applications Accepted for ICC Board of Directors.

Applications are currently being accepted for individuals to serve on the 2016-2017 International Code Council Board of Directors. Applications, letters of interest and other related information must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 17. Click here for details. Elections to the ICC Board will be held...Read More

July 11, 2016
Industry Professionals are Registering for ICC’s Annual Conference… Have You?

Ever flown a drone at a conference or industry event? Attendees registered for the International Code Council's 2016 Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings will be able to, and participate in several other professionally rewarding events Oct. 16-18 at the Kansas City, Mo., Convention...Read More

May 9, 2016
ICC Supporting and Participating in White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes.

Code Council CEO Dominic Sims will be among the panelists at the White House Conference on Resilient Buildings, May 10, with the live stream of the introductory portion event beginning at 9 a.m. ET.  The conference will bring increased attention to the importance of codes and standards in...Read More

April 29, 2016
President Proclaims May as National Building Safety Month.

President Obama has proclaimed May 2016 as National Building Safety Month in the United States, encouraging citizens, government agencies, businesses, non-profits and other interested groups to join in activities that raise awareness about building safety. He also calls for all Americans to learn...Read More

April 21, 2016
Apply for ICC’s Professional Development Council.

ICC is issuing a call for new members to its Professional Development Council. If you are interested in having a say in the governance of the ICC National Certification exams and/or the ICC Education program, now is the time to apply. The application closing date is June 17, 2016. Read...Read More

April 21, 2016
Third Edition of ANSI-Approved National Green Building Standard Now Available.

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. First published in 2009, the NGBS sets the bar for sustainable and high-performance residential construction and provides a pathway by...Read More

April 8, 2016
Fostering Water Conservation and Efficiency in our Communities.

Water sector organizations including the Code Council are participating in several events April 10-16 in Washington, D.C., as part of Water Week 2016. The purpose of the observance is for organizations and industry professionals to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters...Read More

April 6, 2016
2016 Group B Online Code Change Modifications Open.

In the 2015 code development cycle, ICC implemented new procedures that required all modifications to code changes to be submitted online. cdpACCESS is now open for modification submittals. As in the past, the process remains unchanged in terms of how the modifications are introduced and considered...Read More

April 1, 2016
Group B Hearing Schedule Now Available.

The schedule for the 2016 Group B Committee Action Hearings, April 17-27, in Louisville, Ky., is now available for download. The Group B International Codes include administrative provisions for all codes, the structural chapters in the International Building and Existing Building Codes, the...Read More

March 22, 2016
Bringing Water Efficient Products to Market and Spreading the Word About the Need for Smart Water Use.

Although 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, less than one percent is drinkable. Recent events such as the Flint, Mich., water crisis and drought in the western United States are shining the spotlight on a growing global issue. The International Code Council Family of Companies has...Read More

March 17, 2016
ICC World Water Day Events Shine the Spotlight on Growing Global Issue.

With a 100-year legacy of deploying the latest safety measures and technologies into the built environment, ICC is hosting and participating in several events surrounding 2016 World Water Day to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and efficiency. “For decades, ICC’s codes...Read More

March 9, 2016
Proposed Changes to the Group B I-Codes Available.

The code change agenda for the Group B International Codes is now available. The proposed changes will be heard during ICC’s 2016 Committee Action Hearings, April 17-27, in Louisville, Ky. View the hearing schedule. The Group B I-Codes include administrative provisions for all codes, the...Read More