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ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
January 23, 2018
Contact: Whitney Doll
(202) 568-1798


The Code Council welcomes Neil Burning to the Government Relations team

Burning will develop and direct programs and resources that support the adoption of the I-Codes

 Washington, D.C. – 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 International Codes (I-Codes), the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S.

Previously, Burning served as Vice President of Construction, Codes and Standards for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) where he oversaw the development of NAHB’s comprehensive advocacy efforts dealing with residential construction codes and standards development, implementation and enforcement. Prior to NAHB, he was the manager of building plans examination and the permit application center in Clark County, Nevada, and a building official in Peoria, Arizona.

"We are very excited to welcome Neil to the team," said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “The Code Council and our membership will greatly benefit from Neil’s extensive knowledge of the I-Codes and the industry as we advocate for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated and cost-efficient codes and standards in jurisdictions across the U.S.”

Burning is a certified building official, combination inspector, building plans examiner, reinforced concrete inspector and commercial electrical inspector. He has a B.S. in Construction Management from Arizona State University.

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About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.