The ICC Global Membership Council (GMC) connects building safety professionals from outside the United States with US-based professionals who have an interest in advancing the cause of building safety internationally.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in building safety, whether a Code Council member or not.  We encourage participation by professionals interested in learning more about how ICC’s advanced model codes and capacity building services can be used by developing countries to improve building safety.

If you're looking to get more involved in the global community and influence the direction of the Code Council, enroll in the ICC Global Membership Council today. Simply fill out the enrollment form, and the Code Council will be in touch with more details. The Governing Committee serves to actively engage members in discussions about priorities and opportunities for the direction of the Council.


If you’re interested in getting involved with the growing global work of the Code Council, enroll in the ICC Global Membership Council today.  Simply fill out the enrollment form and the Code Council will be in touch with more details.  Although Code Council membership is not required to join the Global Membership Council, we encourage you to join ICC to have full access to the User Forum, Sister Chapter program, and other initiatives sponsored by the Global Membership Council that are membership benefits.  The Governing Committee, comprised of Code Council members, leads the Global membership Council to actively promote discussions about the priorities, opportunities, and programs of the Council, including Global Connections Day.

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Upcoming GMC Meetings

The Global Membership Council Governing Committee meetings have been scheduled for 2021. All will be held via WebEx and are open to the general membership of the Global Membership Council and the Code Council. Please register to join the meetings by clicking the following links:

Tuesday, April 27 at 4:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, July 27 at 4:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, October 26 at 4:00 PM EDT

See all currently scheduled

Membership Council events

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GMC Webinars

The Global Membership Council is hosting a series of free webinars, presented quarterly in 2021 and open to all ICC members and anyone with an interest. Webinar topics are:

Addressing Global Skills Shortages
March 23, 2021
Conformity Assessment Best Practices
July 29, 2021
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The Importance of Soft Skills for Building Officials
September 2021
Existing & Emerging Construction Technologies
December 2021


All Global Membership Council webinars are recoreded and available for viewing in the Global Media Center.

The Global Award

The Global Award is presented by the Global Membership Council each year to an individual or, organisation with outstanding performance in providing building safety in the world and support the Code Council in carrying out its global mission.

Code Council Global User Forums

The Global User Forum provides a platform for Code Council members to post code-related questions to peers in the U.S. and overseas.

Governing Committee of the ICC Global Membership Council

Lynn Balfour, Ontario Building Officials Association, Ontario, Canada, Chair
Nick Hill, Building Officials Institute of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, Vice Chair
Geoff Mitchell, GMA Certification Group, Queensland, Australia, Secretary
Bob Heinrich, VCA Code, Orange, California
Rick Hopkins, Pierce County, Washington
Ron Lynn, RDL Strategic Concepts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rock Meng, Capitol FPE, Vienna, Virginia
Maurice Ngwaba, Chyke Maurice & Associates, Inc., Salisbury, Maryland
Neville Pereira, County of Monterey, California
Manjit Sohi, Building Officials Association of British Columbia, Canada
Lynn Underwood, City of Hopewell, Virginia
Jeffrie Wilkinson, TY Lin International, Rochester, New York

Staff Liaison
Judy Zakreski, VP, Global Services, International Code Council, DC

Board Liaison
Shirley Ellis, Building Official, City of Bastrop, Texas

Questions on the Council? Contact Karla Higgs.