January 13, 2021
Written Comments on IECC Now Posted

Registration has closed to testify or provide written comments to the International Code Council Board of Directors related to the International Energy Conservation...Read More

January 7, 2021
Legislation enacted to ensure carbon monoxide safety for federally assisted properties

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law new legislation that authorizes $304 million in funds for carbon monoxide detectors in federally assisted housing. The legislation ensures that carbon monoxide alarms are installed in a manner that meets the standards described in the Code...Read More

January 6, 2021
Development of the 2024 International Codes begins this week

The deadline to submit proposed changes to the 2024 International Codes (I-Codes), Group A, is Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. All interested parties must submit their proposals through the code development website, Read More

January 5, 2021
Provide your thoughts about the IECC

The Code Council Board of Directors is considering updating the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Ch. 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC) using the ICC standards process based on stakeholder feedback for improvement to the IECC development...Read More

December 14, 2020
Blue Ribbon Committee Update on Preemption, Voter Guides, and the IECC

Recently, the Blue Ribbon Committee discussed the following items: Federal Preemption, Voter Guides/Voter Acknowledgment, International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Development Process

This new task force – made up of building safety, health and other experts – will develop resources to prepare buildings and communities worldwide for disease-related...Read More

December 11, 2020
HUD recognizes the International Building Code and the ICC A117.1-2009 accessibility standard as Fair Housing Act safe harbors

HUD recognized the 2009 ICC A117.1 & the 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 International Building Code as “safe harbors” for compliance with the #FHA accessibility requirements. This final rule will go into effect on March 8, 2021.

 The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released the third of its Community Resilience Benchmarks—the water benchmark, which effectively addressees the resilience of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater...Read More

December 2, 2020
International Code Council partners with Florida code officials and home builders to publish code reference publication

The Code Council, the Florida Home Builders Association and the Building Officials Association of Florida have released a joint publication, Significant Changes to the Florida Building Code: Building and...Read More

November 20, 2020
New FEMA Study Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600 Billion by 2060

This week, FEMA released its landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A National Study,” featuring an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting modern building codes and...Read More

November 18, 2020
International Code Council Applauds Publication of International Fire Safety Standard

The guideline outlines common principles and best practices designed to save lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating...Read More

November 10, 2020
International Code Council honors extraordinary building safety professionals during special virtual awards event

The International Code Council honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to their communities, the building safety industry and the Code Council at a special virtual awards event during the inaugural ICC Learn Live[MN1] .

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November 9, 2020
International Code Council goes virtual for the 2021 Committee Action Hearings

The International Code Council has begun its 2024 code development process and confirmed its Committee Action Hearings will leverage a virtual model for participants for the first time in the organization’s...Read More

November 4, 2020
New guidelines now available for businesses winterizing outdoor spaces

As the world continues to navigate pandemic restrictions, many businesses have relied on outdoor seating spaces to continue serving their communities throughout the COVID-19 considerations.  As a result of the nuanced and regulated nature of adding outdoor seating, the International Code Council...Read More

August 18, 2020
International Code Council releases recommended practices for remote virtual inspections

The Code Council recently published “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections,” a guideline governmental jurisdictions should consider for an effective and consistent remote virtual inspections...Read More

August 4, 2020
AWC and ICC Release Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC

The publication provides an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the 2015, 2018, and 2021 International Building...Read More

August 3, 2020
Preorder for International Code Council’s 2021 I-Codes Now Available

Starting August 3, 2020, the International Code Council will be accepting preorders for the 2021 edition of its International Codes (I-Codes), the most widely used and highly regarded set of building safety codes in the...Read More

July 15, 2020
ICC-ES Applauds U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement, Offers Conformity Assessment Service in All Three Countries

Manufacturers will benefit from more private sector options for product...Read More

July 14, 2020
International Code Council and SEAOC release new seismic design manuals

The new seismic design manuals have been updated to reference the 2018 IBC and are available in both PDF and a new eBook...Read More

July 2, 2020
International building code development/research organizations agree to cooperate on enhancing resilience through codes

Code developers and research organizations from the U.S., Australia, Canada, and New Zealand issue findings and opportunities for addressing changing risks in building...Read More

June 29, 2020
The International Code Council and RESNET Water Rating Index Standard Approved by the American National Standards Institute

This new ANSI standard sets the technical specifications for the inspection, testing and labeling of a home’s water...Read More

June 16, 2020
ANCR seeks community partners to join its Community Resilience Benchmarking Pilot Program

Applications open for communities to pilot new buildings and housing...Read More

June 10, 2020
The Code Council Offers Guidance on Building Re-occupancy for Reopening Economies

Companies and building managers can access free resources at the Code Council’s Coronavirus Response...Read More

June 1, 2020
International Code Council extends deadline for 2021 and 2022 committee applications

Apply within the next two weeks to help shape the most widely used and highly regarded set of building safety codes in the world...Read More

May 26, 2020
Building Safety Month celebration wraps with a focus on training and education

The Code Council and its partners underscore the value of a well-trained workforce for maintaining a safe built environment...Read More

May 18, 2020
Code Council hosts virtual discussion on the effects of COVID-19 for Building Safety Month

Week 3 of the international campaign highlights resiliency, sustainability and...Read More

May 11, 2020
Week 2 of Building Safety Month highlights the importance of building codes for safe, clean and abundant water

Join the International Code Council and RESNET for a free webinar about the new water efficiency...Read More

May 8, 2020
The International Code Council hires premier advocacy firm in California

KP Public Affairs will work closely with the Code Council, its members and key stakeholders on matters of mutual interest in the building safety...Read More

May 1, 2020
The International Code Council kicks off Building Safety Month 2020

Week one of the international campaign focuses on disaster...Read More

April 27, 2020
The International Code Council welcomes new code expert to its team to manage plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas programs

Guy Tomberlin will help lead the Code Council’s efforts to advance PMG codes, standards and resources to support the plumbing and mechanical...Read More

April 14, 2020
Major voices in America’s built environment back HUD acceptance of modern codes as meeting accessibility requirements

Joint comments support expansion of ‘safe harbors’ for compliance with the Fair Housing...Read More

April 13, 2020
Countdown: Three weeks until Building Safety Month 2020

This year’s campaign promotes “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” and includes resources on important topics like disaster...Read More

April 10, 2020
Code Council releases new podcast episode on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

Vice President of Government Affairs Gabe Maser joins the ICC Pulse Podcast to share information about the CARES Act, stimulus package and how it can help state, local, tribal and territorials governments....Read More

April 8, 2020
New resources for code officials offer suggestions for coping with COVID-19 challenges

The International Code Council offers a free webinar series and how-to documents for building and fire departments to transition to a virtual work...Read More

April 3, 2020
Survey of U.S. code officials shows trends in code compliance during COVID-19

The results of the survey tell us how jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are keeping up with inspections, new building permits and new construction...Read More

March 30, 2020
Deadline extended for 2020 ICC awards and honorary members

The Code Council has extended the deadline for ICC awards to Friday, May...Read More

March 25, 2020
International Code Council welcomes new regional director to lead Dubai office

Mohamed Ahmed Amer will support stakeholders in the Middle East region implementing the Code Council’s family of solutions....Read More

March 23, 2020
Guidance on essential critical infrastructure workers during COVID-19

Homeland Security’s CISA office releases guidance on essential critical infrastructure workers to determine functions that should continue during the coronavirus pandemic....Read More

March 17, 2020
2020 Indiana Residential Code is now available

The updated Indiana Residential Code, based on the 2018 International Residential Code, strengthens provisions for safety, energy efficiency and resiliency in residential buildings throughout the...Read More

March 10, 2020
The Code Council showcases off-site construction solutions at the 2020 World of Modular Annual Convention and Tradeshow

For nearly four decades, World of Modular has provided the opportunity for building professionals to network, learn from high-profile experts, discuss industry issues and more...Read More

February 19, 2020
The International Code Council names Joan O’Neil Chief Knowledge Officer

O’Neil will help enhance the association’s digital transformation by creating an enterprise-wide digital strategy for products and...Read More

February 13, 2020
The Code Council and ICC-ES showcase commitment to safety in Design and Construction Week

The Code Council family of solutions sponsored several activities to network and learn about the latest research and technologies in the...Read More

February 11, 2020
2021 International Code Council plumbing and mechanical codes now available

The IPC and IMC are revised on a three-year cycle through the Code Council's highly respected consensus code development process that draws upon the expertise of hundreds of plumbing, mechanical, building and safety experts from across North America. With updates every three years, building codes...Read More

January 24, 2020
Maryland State Plumbing Board adopts the IPC & IFGC

The Code Council applauds the Maryland Plumbing Board for its recent adoption of the 2018 IPC and the 2018 IFGC, effective December 30,...Read More

January 20, 2020
AWC Releases 2015/2018 Structural Wood Design Examples

The American Wood Council and the Code Council have released a joint publication intended to aid in the structural design of wood...Read More

January 17, 2020
FEMA strengthens construction standards for disaster recovery

The Agency updates its Recovery Interim Policy Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance, which leverages the International Codes to mitigate against risks from wildfire and other natural...Read More

January 17, 2020
The Code Council and ICC-ES build prominent presence at Design and Construction Week

ICC and ICC-ES joins more than 80,000 residential construction and design professionals from around the world at the 2020 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las...Read More

January 17, 2020
Registration open for 2020 Code Council Leadership Week and Building Safety Conference

This year’s conference will offer three days of building safety training from leading experts in the industry, expansive networking opportunities, educational sessions and much...Read More

December 17, 2019
Congress clears 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that leverages model maintenance code

The measure requires that privatized military housing meet requirements set by a nationally recognized, consensus-based, model property maintenance code, such as...Read More

December 12, 2019
Code Council engages Caribbean leaders in resilience initiatives

Workshop in Barbados brings together construction standards developers, implementers and financing agencies to promote...Read More

December 11, 2019
Building Safety Month 2020 celebrates “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World”

For its 40th year, the global campaign will address a new topic each week on keeping our communities safe and...Read More

December 10, 2019
Advisory Council report urges FEMA to ramp up support for code adoption and enforcement

The report recommends that FEMA partner with the International Code Council to improve public awareness of codes’...Read More

December 5, 2019
The Code Council and RESNET create new voluntary certification for building safety industry

The Code Council and RESNET create new voluntary certification for building safety...Read More

December 4, 2019
U.S. House subcommittees hear testimony supporting the reauthorization of the NWIRP

The International Code Council’s and ANCR’s Ryan Colker testified on the importance of the program to the building safety...Read More

December 4, 2019
The International Code Council announces first overseas office in Dubai

This move will expand the reach of the Code Council into strategically important markets and help to strengthen building...Read More

November 25, 2019
Take advantage of your new chapter benefit

Chapters can take advantage of a modern website hosting service that can be personalized with your specific information and...Read More

November 21, 2019
The International Code Council launches global initiative on building resilience

Experts from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand come together to explore common threats caused by increasingly extreme...Read More

November 19, 2019
U.S. House of Representatives passes bill requiring disaster recovery funds adhere to latest codes

Funding also provided to train code officials and the construction industry in the latest codes...Read More

November 8, 2019
ICC-ES issues evaluation service report to StructureCraft DowelLam

DowelLam is the first all-wood mechanically laminated mass timber panel in North America, providing architects, engineers and developers greater versatility in designing with mass...Read More

October 23, 2019
The Code Council honors extraordinary building safety professionals at 2019 Annual Conference

These individuals and organizations are recognized for their accomplishments and service to their communities, the building safety industry and the Code...Read More

October 22, 2019
New benchmark measures the resiliency of a community’s housing stock

Issued by the Alliance for National and Community Resilience, these benchmarks help U.S. communities prepare for...Read More

October 22, 2019
The Code Council welcomes new leadership from the building safety industry

The ICC Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the membership association, which includes code officials, design professionals, engineers and the building...Read More

October 17, 2019
2019 Annual Business Meeting Webcast

The Code Council’s Annual Business Meeting will be broadcast live on Monday, October 21, beginning at 8am/PDT.

The event starts this Sunday and includes a free expo, expert training sessions, and public hearings on the 2021...Read More

October 16, 2019
ICC-ES offers new service to help manufacturers with product approval in Florida

The company continues its commitment to customer service with expanded report holder...Read More

October 11, 2019
The Economic Impact of the International Plumbing Code

Findings show that over 12 years counties that used the IPC saved $38 billion in construction costs and saw an additional 166,000...Read More

October 8, 2019
The most widely used building codes in the world now available in Spanish

The International Code Council is expanding its suite of building safety products to better serve Spanish-speaking...Read More

September 18, 2019
ICC-ES receives accreditation to conduct formaldehyde emission listing

Manufacturers may continue to obtain formaldehyde emission listing through...Read More

September 18, 2019
Code Council Board of Directors Candidate Site

Read about the candidates running for the Code Council Board of Directors this...Read More

September 18, 2019
2019 Annual Business Meeting

Download this year’s ABM notice, call for board nominations, proposed member resolutions, proposed bylaw amendment, and relevant...Read More

September 17, 2019
Philadelphia modernizes its plumbing code using the IPC

The city joins the majority of U.S. jurisdictions in adopting the most widely used building codes in the...Read More

September 4, 2019
ICC-SRCC Expands Solar Water Heater Certification Programs

The new certifications assess compliance to the CAN/CSA F378 Solar Collectors and CAN/CSA F379 Packaged Solar Domestic Hot Water...Read More

September 3, 2019
2018 Code Conforming Wood Design Now Available

The publication concisely summarizes the most important provisions related to the use of wood and wood products as they appear in the 2018 International Building Code...Read More

August 15, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo

This year’s event features an impressive line-up of speakers include world-renowned expert Dame Judith...Read More

August 14, 2019
FEMA calls for requiring up-to-date building codes in federal and state grants and programs

New National Mitigation Investment Strategy broadly encourages communities to adopt and enforce current codes, which saves lives, time and...Read More

August 13, 2019
UMA Solar and Techno-Solis awarded certifications

UMA Solar and Techno-Solis were awarded the first OG-400 certifications for their solar swimming pool water heating systems from the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation...Read More

August 6, 2019
The Code Council and California Building Officials host important roundtable with leading seismic experts

Experts discussed various pathways to developing a nationally applicable approach to seismic functional recovery for...Read More

July 29, 2019
The Code Council and Winn’s Career Education partner to expand training opportunities

The International Code Council and Winn’s Career Education, two leading plumbing educational providers in the U.S., signed an agreement to deliver joint training on a broad array of plumbing and fuel gas code...Read More

July 22, 2019
Code Council and General Code Announce Merger

The Code Council has announced that New Jersey-based Coded Systems has merged with General Code, a member of the Code Council family of...Read More

July 18, 2019
ICC-ES Issues PMG Listing to Uponor

ICC Evaluation Service has issued a PMG listing, PMG-1541, for the Uponor AquaSAFE™ fire sprinkler pipe and fittings system for use in wet-pipe...Read More

July 16, 2019
NTA’s New Corporate Campus

The campus will expand NTA testing capabilities and will focus on fire testing and other key test solutions for...Read More

July 15, 2019
Hi-VAWT wind turbine awarded certification

Hi-VAWT’s DS3000 small wind turbine is the latest model to achieve certification under the ICC-ES Small Wind Certification Council Small Wind Turbine Program.Hi-VAWT’s DS3000 small wind turbine is the latest model to achieve certification under the ICC-ES Small Wind Certification Council Small...Read More

July 12, 2019
NTA joins the Code Council’s family of solutions

The acquisition will add laboratory and testing capabilities to the Code Council service...Read More

May 14, 2019
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 23-30, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Applications are being accepted Monday, May 27 until Friday, August 9. Read...Read More

April 23, 2019
Slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a slightly below-average hurricane season this year, with about 13 named storms and five...Read More

April 22, 2019
Code Council external website will be down Tuesday morning

Due to implementation of a homepage redesign, our website will be unavailable from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 23. However, the ICC Store and MyICC will still be...Read More

April 22, 2019
Building Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization meeting

The newest Sustainability Membership Council subcommittee is calling all interested parties and industry experts to attend a new event that will dive into the future of energy efficiency and...Read More

April 19, 2019
PrepTalks: The role of building codes

Code Council Board Director Stuart Tom will speak on the importance of building codes and their role in emergency management at an upcoming PrepTalks Symposium on April...Read More

April 18, 2019
Building Membership Council meeting notice

The Code Council Building Membership Council Governing Committee will hold a meeting on April 28, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M., during the 2019 committee action hearings. The meeting is open to the...Read More

April 17, 2019
Building Membership Council issues subcommittees call

The Building Membership Council issued a call for its Outreach, Best Practices and Raise the Profile...Read More

April 16, 2019
ANCR launches new committee to develop housing resilience benchmarks

The benchmarks provide U.S. communities guidelines to determine the resilience of their housing stock and cover quantity, affordability, emergency shelters and...Read More

April 16, 2019
Draft ANSI standard available for public review

The ACCA and RESNET have teamed up to create a joint ANSI standard on the evaluation of HVAC installation. RESNET is posting the draft standard 30 days before the formal public review and comment process...Read More

April 15, 2019
Share comments on the 2020 NGBS

The deadline is April 29, 2019, to submit comments to the second draft of the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building...Read More

April 15, 2019
The Code Council Assessment Center receives ANSI accreditation

This accreditation demonstrates excellence in the industry and underscores ICC’s commitment to strong, world-class products and...Read More

April 12, 2019
Solar water heating systems

The latest CodeNotes provides a description of the most common solar water heating systems used for residential and small commercial...Read More

April 11, 2019
Chicago approves building code modernization

The Chicago City Council voted to modernize their building code based on the International Codes, which will advance building safety in Chicago, contribute to creating consistent codes across the state, and help the city and the region attract more...Read More

April 11, 2019
Deadline nears for IS-OSMC applications

The Code Council is accepting applications until April 15, 2019, for the Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee (IS-OSMC), which will develop two new ICC off-site and modular construction...Read More

April 11, 2019
Tornado safety and recovery

While no structure can be 100-percent tornado-proof, it's critical to ensure homes and businesses have strong roots as tornado season...Read More

April 8, 2019
Take part in keeping communities safe with Building Safety Month

Join a wide variety of public and private organizations this May to create safer communities...Read More

April 8, 2019
Promoting international codes and standards in the Middle East

The Code Council promoted the continued use of its products and services in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on a recent trade...Read More

April 5, 2019
Deadline nears for IS-OSMC applications

The International Code Council is accepting applications until April 15, 2019, for the Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee (IS-OSMC), which will develop two new ICC off-site and modular construction...Read More

April 4, 2019
Code Council Consensus Procedures Revised

The Code Council revised its consensus procedures pursuant to American National Standards Institute essential...Read More

April 2, 2019
Significant changes to the I-Codes

New changes address retaining walls, mass walls, vehicle impact protection and reuse of buried drain and sewer...Read More

March 30, 2019
2019 Building Safety Month

Check out the new Building Safety Month website and learn about how you can promote building safety in your...Read More

March 29, 2019
FEMA Pilot Training Course Opportunity

The registration deadline for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 4-day pilot training course on the E2460 Advanced Building Science Series is Monday, April...Read More

March 29, 2019
February Building Valuation Data Now available

The building valuation data provides the average construction cost per square foot, which can be used to determine permit fees for a...Read More

March 28, 2019
New and Improved myICC

The new myICC portal provides Code Council members with updated features including fast performance, advanced search capabilities and...Read More

March 28, 2019
Deadline for voter validation is March 29

Primary representatives must complete the online validation process by March 29 for their governmental member voting representatives to be eligible to vote at this year’s Online Assembly Floor Motion...Read More

March 27, 2019
PMG Roundtable Discussion: April 27

Join the International Code Council and other plumbing industry experts in a special roundtable discussion on Mitigating Water Leaks in Premise Plumbing Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April...Read More

March 26, 2019
National Building Code Assessment Report

This report provides a detailed analysis of the current state of commercial and residential property building code adoption and enforcement for communities participating in the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule...Read More

March 25, 2019
Call for Award Nominations

The Innovation in Code Administration Award recognizes fire and building organizations for innovation in the delivery of code administration services in their...Read More

March 22, 2019
ICC supports access to safe and abundant water on World Water Day

The global campaign focuses on ensuring that clean water is available to...Read More

March 21, 2019
CROSQ, ICC, ASHRAE release new energy efficiency standards

The new codes will help Member States improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and support energy conservation...Read More

March 20, 2019
ICC-ES, DIBt & CABR sign Memorandum of Understanding

The trilateral Memorandum of Understanding helps to streamline the evaluation processes for manufacturers in North America, the European Union and...Read More

March 19, 2019
2019 Committee Action Hearings

The code development hearings in April provide all interested parties an opportunity to review proposed changes to the 2021...Read More

March 18, 2019
Call for Committee

The deadline to apply for the ICC Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee is April...Read More

March 15, 2019
Code Council releases shipping container guidelines

The 2019 Guideline for the Safe Use of ISO Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings and Building Components provides an overview of how to design, review and approve repurposed shipping...Read More

March 13, 2019
ICC and CSA Group publish new standard

The new binational Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard sets guidelines for the safe implementation of rainwater harvesting components and systems in the U.S. and...Read More

March 12, 2019
Code Council Joins Modular Building Revolution

As use of off-site construction grows, the Code Council partners with industry leader to develop new...Read More

March 8, 2019
ICC supports FEMA building performance assessments in Florida

The FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team analyzed the effects of Hurricane Michael's impact on buildings in the Florida...Read More