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] .

 [MN1]This may or...Read More

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

March 7, 2019
Call for nominations: 2019 ICC awards, honorary members

The deadline to submit nominations for this year's ICC awards and ICC Honorary Members is March 15,...Read More

March 6, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy funds a new energy efficiency study

The study will focus on energy efficient construction and create tools for enhanced plan review and...Read More

March 5, 2019
The Code Council and ICC-ES partner with design and construction professionals

During Design and Construction Week, the ICC Family of Companies sponsored a number of activities to network and learn about the latest trends and technologies in the building...Read More

March 1, 2019
The Code Council enters U.S. Trade and Investment Strategic Partnership

The memorandum of agreement, signed with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, is based on a mutual interest to raise awareness of international building safety...Read More

March 1, 2019
2025 strategic planning process underway

The International Code Council begins to prepare the association for the next five years and beyond with an update to the strategic planning...Read More

February 28, 2019
Participate in the next edition of the IgCC

Code Council members can join the free ASHRAE listserv to keep up-to-date on what is happening with Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction...Read More

February 27, 2019
Los Alamos County Building Safety Division earns IAS accreditation

IAS accredited building departments have met national standards that demonstrate competence to provide public safety service for their...Read More

February 26, 2019
The Code Council applauds advancement of public schools infrastructure bill

This legislation would invest $100 billion to repair and rebuild public schools to the latest building...Read More

February 22, 2019
New report highlights common code violations on construction sites

The International Code Council and NAHB released a new report detailing the most commonly found code violations according to U.S. code officials. ...Read More

February 21, 2019
Call for nominations: 2019 ICC awards

The deadline to submit nominations for this year's awards is March 15,...Read More

February 20, 2019
2019 CAH Schedule

The Group B Committee Action Hearing schedule is now available. The proposed changed to the I-Codes will be posted on March...Read More

February 19, 2019
Register for ICC certification testing at RESNET 2019

HERS Raters can now register to take the ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification exam during the pre-conference session prior to the 2019 RESNET Building Performance Conference in New...Read More

February 18, 2019
Free General Code webinars

The two-hour web sessions will help individuals develop an understanding of what General Code...Read More

February 15, 2019
Training in 2019 has begun!

The Code Council Learning Center has posted the complete 2019 training schedule online and includes a lot of new and exciting...Read More

February 14, 2019
New rainwater standard available

The new ICC/CSA rainwater harvesting standard expands the flow of acceptable projects under current...Read More

February 13, 2019
The Code Council and ICC-ES sponsor major building industry event

Design and Construction Week brings together over 80,000 design and construction professionals for education and...Read More

February 7, 2019
Beth Tubbs named to UL Fire Council

Tubbs joins others preeminent to the fire safety field and whose work and experience exemplify the highest levels of professional competence and ethical...Read More

February 6, 2019
Find the right career path

The Code Council’s Learning Center will be your training guide through the career path to becoming a certified residential plumbing...Read More

February 5, 2019
Apply now for Emory R. Rodgers Fellowship

This first-of-its-kind fellowship is available annually to a building safety professional who wants to further develop leadership skills through an eligible executive development...Read More

February 4, 2019
Code Council receives NIBS Award

The National Institute of Building Sciences recognized the International Code Council with its prestigious 2018 Institute Honor...Read More

February 1, 2019
Upcoming code committee meeting

The ICC Code Correlation Committee teleconference meeting for 2:00-4:00 p.m. Central on Feb. 19, 2019, will consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2019 Group B...Read More

January 31, 2019
Significant changes to the 2018 I-Codes

The new changes to the I-Codes address exit sign location, fire-protection-rated doors, labeling and water well...Read More

January 30, 2019
2019 Code Council Awards Call for Nominations

International Code Council Awards will be presented in several categories to honor individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to the Council and the building safety...Read More

January 30, 2019
Code Council Central Regional Office will reopen today at 11am CST

The International Code Council’s Central Regional Office in Country Club Hills, Ill., was closed Wednesday due to dangerous weather conditions, but is expected to reopen Thursday, January 31, at 11:00 am...Read More

January 30, 2019
NIBS releases report on existing buildings

The 2018 Moving Forward report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council examines existing...Read More

January 29, 2019
Final changes to the Group A 2021 I-Codes now available

The final actions from the 2018 proposed changes to the International Codes for Group A, which are based on and include the PCH and OGCV vote tallies, are now...Read More

January 29, 2019
Code Council Eastern Regional Office is currently closed due to bad weather

The International Code Council’s Eastern Regional Office in Birmingham, Ala., is currently closed due to inclement weather. Our Membership (members@iccsafe.org), Assessment Center (askac@iccsafe.org), and Call Center (carecenter@iccsafe.org) will be unavailable. If you wish to contact these...Read More

January 28, 2019
PRONTO expands its reach

Since its initial launch, PRONTO has improved accessibility in testing to impact building safety professionals on a local, state and global...Read More

January 25, 2019
International Code Council CEO Dominic Sims joins the National Institute of Building Sciences board

The Code Council and NIBS have a long and close partnership as leaders in the built...Read More

January 24, 2019
ICC-ES expands its customer service offerings in Europe

Germany-based Dr.-Ing. Thomas Engleder will support the organization’s European manufacturing...Read More

January 21, 2019
What’s new in the 2018 IMC?

Check out the latest updates to the International Mechanical Code in this first part of a four-part...Read More

January 18, 2019
Proposed committee interpretation available

A proposed committee interpretation to Section R602.10.1.2 of the 2015 International Residential Code is available for ICC membership review and comment until Jan. 25,...Read More

January 17, 2019
Important change to ICC codes

The Code Council converted its codes, state codes and other selected publications from protected PDF to a newer, more versatile watermark...Read More

January 16, 2019
Registration open for Spring ICC Committee Action Hearings

Take part in shaping the most widely used building codes in the U.S during the Committee Action Hearings to be held Apr. 28–May 8 in Albuquerque, New...Read More

January 15, 2019
ICC-ES and ITC-CNR sign a historic agreement

The Memorandum of Understanding will streamline evaluation processes for U.S. and Italian manufacturers, save time and money, and reduce barriers to...Read More

January 14, 2019
The 18 most-read stories of 2018

A retrospective of the most popular Building Safety Journal stories of...Read More

January 9, 2019
First-of-its-kind resilience benchmarks for U.S. communities released

This unique benchmark document provides specific guidelines for increasing the safety, sustainability and resilience of communities’ building...Read More

January 8, 2019
NIBS mitigation study finds that building codes save lives and protect property

The International Codes create jobs and minimize insurance premiums and business interruptions following natural...Read More

January 8, 2019
Call for Presentations

Share your expertise at the 2019 International Code Council Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 20–23, 2019. Proposals are due Friday, May...Read More

January 7, 2019
Newly Enhanced ICC Store

Coming Monday, Jan. 14! A newly enhanced ICC Store to better serve our valued customers. The storefront will be unavailable during the upgrade from 10pm Friday, Jan 11 to 10pm Sunday, Jan...Read More

January 3, 2019
Code change submission deadline extended to January 14

Expert committees will review the proposed changes to the most widely used and adopted building safety codes during the April code...Read More

December 27, 2018
Emory R. Rodgers Fellowship

Applications for the new Emory R. Rodgers Leadership in Building Safety Fellowship are now being...Read More

December 26, 2018
Chicago’s steps to modernizing its building codes

Under the leadership of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city of Chicago is planning to update its building code using the International...Read More

December 25, 2018
Proposed committee interpretation available

A proposed committee interpretation to Section R602.10.1.2 (Offsets along a Braced Wall Line) of the 2015 International Residential Code is available for ICC membership review and comment until Jan. 25,...Read More

December 24, 2018
IRCC explores building regulatory compliance

The Code Council joins a network of building regulatory officials from 14 different countries to discuss current global issues in building...Read More

December 21, 2018
Preliminary OGCV results available

Preliminary results of the Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) are posted online. The final results will be posted following the validation certification in...Read More

December 21, 2018
Code change proposals are due next month

The deadline for the 2021 International Codes Group B code change proposals is Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. More information about the code development process is...Read More

December 19, 2018
The IMC and the Unified Facilities Criteria

The U.S. Dept. of Defense requires the use of the International Mechanical Code when it requests bids to construct, renovate or maintain heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for properties and facilities. Read...Read More

December 18, 2018
Report verifies that Structurlam cross-laminated timber products are compliant with existing codes and standards

Issued by ICC-ES and APA, the joint evaluation report is the first issued under a new product listing program for manufacturers of CLT...Read More

December 18, 2018
IFSS Coalition to develop fire safety protocol

The International Code Council signed on as an inaugural member of the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, which brings together key organizations from around the world that deal with the fire safety of buildings. Read...Read More

December 17, 2018
The 2019 Building Safety Month theme is “No Code. No Confidence.”

In its 39th year, the international campaign raises awareness about the importance of modern building codes and strong code...Read More

December 17, 2018
Home Depot is the Code Council’s newest corporate partner

International Code Council CEO Dominic Sims announced one of the association’s newest partners, the Home Depot, at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Richmond, Va., in October. View...Read More

December 14, 2018
Building codes save lives in massive Alaskan earthquake

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled through Southcentral Alaska on November 30 underlined the effectiveness of the I-Codes in protecting lives and...Read More

December 14, 2018
Code professionals remember George H.W. Bush

Among many other notable items, the legacy of President George H.W. Bush includes signing the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, a comprehensive law on the federal level to address the needs of people with disabilities. Read...Read More

December 13, 2018
New publication addresses the urgent need for community resilience in the face of repeated major disasters

This compendium is the most in-depth analysis to date of the importance of building codes in relation to community...Read More

December 10, 2018
Tanya Hoover honored with Fire Service Award

Fire Chief Tonya Hoover, superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, received the 2018 ICC Fire Service Award at the 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

December 7, 2018
ICC commits to American Workforce Pledge

The International Code Council pledges to invest in the advancement of our current and future workforce by providing individuals with opportunities to develop skills that will help them...Read More

December 6, 2018
Code Council chapter presidents honor peers

Chapter Merit Award winners and the recipient of the prestigious Chapter of the Year Award were announced at the Chapter Presidents’ meeting at the International Code Council’s 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

December 5, 2018
The Code Council remembers former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

His legacy includes the signing of groundbreaking civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act in...Read More

December 5, 2018
Frank Bush recipient of new service award

This year the International Code Council’s new Excellence in Public Safety Award was awarded to Frank Bush, general manager and superintendent of building for the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety, during the 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

December 4, 2018
ICC-ES scope of accreditation expanded in Mexico

Many customers with ICC-ES plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas product listing reports can now obtain recognition for use in...Read More

December 4, 2018
Colorado Code Consulting presented 2018 Educator of the Year Award

The International Code Council award, which recognizes excellence in promoting educational advancement of the building safety profession, was given to Colorado Code Consulting during the 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

December 3, 2018
The Code Council welcomes three key new employees

These staff members will help advance the association’s building safety mission and its focus on innovation and customer...Read More

November 28, 2018
The Code Council supports passage of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2018

Congress established NEHRP in 1977 to reduce the long-term risk posed by earthquakes and associated seismic events like tsunamis and...Read More

November 27, 2018
ICC-SRCC awards Sferasol a product certification for its solar thermal collector

The ICC-SRCC certification is highly-respected in the industry and shows compliance to necessary safety and durability...Read More

November 19, 2018
Important change to your ICC code in PDF

Effective December 15, the Code Council will convert I-Codes, State Codes and selected other publications from protectedPDF to a newer, more versatile Watermark...Read More

November 16, 2018
Online Governmental Consensus Vote

 The Online Governmental Consensus Vote (OGCV) will open on Monday, November 19 and close on Friday, December 7 at 11:59 pm Pacific...Read More

November 15, 2018
Code Council Public Comment Hearings recap

Hundreds gathered and a number of code change proposals were considered at this year’s Group A Public Comment Hearings last month in Richmond,...Read More

November 15, 2018
Group A Public Comment Hearings results now available

The final Public Comment Hearing results on the 2018 proposed changes to the Group A International Codes are...Read More

November 12, 2018
ICC board highlights from Richmond

On Oct. 20, 2018, the International Code Council Board of Directors held its fall meeting in Richmond, Va., in conjunction with the association’s 2018 Annual Conference. During this meeting, the board dispensed with the following notable...Read More

November 9, 2018
Bryant: Working today to prepare for tomorrow

Code Council Board of Directors President William R. Bryant, MCP, CBO, spoke on the importance of building safety and prepping for the future by adopting and enforcing building codes at the Annual Banquet on Oct. 23, 2018, in Richmond,...Read More

November 8, 2018
Groundbreaking model code for green construction released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code helps communities save money, protect resources, and improve the health, life and safety of their...Read More

November 8, 2018
The Code Council welcomes new leadership

Members of the International Code Council welcomed a new slate of officers and directors to its 2018–2019 board of directors during the Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 22, 2018, at the ICC Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

November 7, 2018
Christine Rose named Code Official of the Year

Christine Rose, deputy building official for the city of Fargo, N.D., received the 2018 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award during the Members Luncheon on Oct. 23, 2018, in...Read More

November 5, 2018
Ron Burton presented with the Bobby J. Fowler Award

The prestigious 2018 Bobby J. Fowler Award was presented posthumously to William Ronald Burton during the Annual Banquet on Oct. 23, 2018, in Richmond....Read More

October 29, 2018
Individuals honored for contributions to safety and resiliency

The Building Safety Journal reports on the International Code Council’s awards to several individuals for their contributions to safety and resiliency in the built environment and other highlights from day three of its 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond,...Read More

October 24, 2018
Extraordinary building safety professionals honored at the 2018 International Code Council 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 24, 2018
Building Safety Journal Report from Richmond

Read news from day two of the Code Council’s 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond, Va., including the election of the new 2018–2019 board officers and directors; the Members Forum, the chapter presidents meeting, and...Read More

October 23, 2018
International Code Council welcomes new leadership from the building safety industry

The Code Council Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the association and acts as the voice of the...Read More

October 22, 2018
Welcome to Richmond: The Code Council’s 2018 Annual Conference begins

This year’s ICC Annual Conference and Building Safety & Design Expo in Richmond, Va., brings together building safety professionals from across the spectrum with plenty of opportunities to advance your career and network with...Read More

October 20, 2018
Experts convene on resilient buildings benchmarks

The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) convened the Buildings Benchmark Committee this month in Washington, D.C., for final discussion and approval of the requirements resilient communities should demonstrate in the functional area of...Read More

October 19, 2018
The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference begins this weekend

The preeminent building safety event of the year features expert speakers from around the world sharing their expertise on disaster mitigation, the latest building technology, resiliency, hoarding and...Read More

October 19, 2018
Building Codes and Disaster Mitigation

As we help communities in Florida recover from Hurricane Michael, we know the International Codes remain one of the best ways for communities to prepare to face future storms. The Code Council has taken the lead on ensuring that the resiliency benefits of modern building codes are at the forefront...Read More

October 17, 2018
Building codes are a crucial element of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, civic leaders on the national and state levels recognize the importance of strong building codes for pre- and post-disaster...Read More

October 17, 2018
H.R. 5895 signed into law

In Sept. 21, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 5895 — legislation to support building energy efficiency, hydrogen fuel technologies, and critical codes and...Read More

October 16, 2018
New Disaster Response Alliance mobilizes skilled building safety professionals to help after major disasters

The International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations created a single national database of code officials, engineers and other skilled volunteers to respond in the event of a future...Read More

October 16, 2018
Flood safety and recovery tips

The International Code Council offers flood safety and recovery resources to help communities both prepare for floods and stay safe during the clean-up and restoration process. Read...Read More

October 15, 2018
How standards drive an “innovation nation”

This year’s U.S. celebration of World Standards Day will be held on Oct. 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C., during World Standards Week...Read More

October 12, 2018
Code Council supports confirmation of Peter Gaynor

On October 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Peter Gaynor to serve as deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—second in command under current Administrator Brock...Read More

October 10, 2018
The Code Council supports the authorization of EPA’s WaterSense Program

WaterSense is a nationwide initiative that has helped U.S. consumers save billions of dollars and conserve trillions of gallons of...Read More

October 10, 2018
Global innovation in building safety

The International Code Council’s Family of Companies holds its 2018 Global Connections Day on Oct. 24, 2018, in conjunction with the Code Council’s Annual Conference in Richmond, Va. Read...Read More

October 9, 2018
Hurricane Michael forecast to intensify

At the same time that Hurricane Michael gathers off the Florida coast, the Florida Building Commission is meeting to discuss updates to the Florida Building Code based on the 2018 International...Read More

October 8, 2018
Puerto Rico adopts 2018 International Codes for reconstruction efforts

Puerto Rico will undergo an emergency adoption of the International Code Council’s 2018 International Codes to address the island’s new climatic realities revealed by the impacts of last year’s...Read More

October 5, 2018
PHCC names International Code Council as newest corporate partner

Through this alliance, members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association will have increased access to I-Codes books and...Read More

October 4, 2018
ICC-ES introduces Marketing Claim Verification Program

This ICC-ES program verifies product manufacturers’ marketing claims through an objective and impartial process developed by North America’s leading product evaluation service...Read More

October 3, 2018
The Code Council applauds the passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act

This legislation supports the adoption and implementation of modern building codes and provides nearly $1.7 billion to aid communities suffering from disasters in...Read More

October 1, 2018
Pennsylvania takes major steps toward modernizing its building and plumbing codes

After nearly a decade, the Commonwealth will update its Uniform Construction Code based on the 2015 International...Read More

September 28, 2018
ICC PRONTO Maintenance

The ICC PRONTO system will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 1:00 am through 1:00 pm CST on Monday, October 1. You may still access your tutorial if you have purchased an exam, but the exam itself will not be available until after 1:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...Read More

September 27, 2018
From response to recovery

Now that Hurricane Florence has passed, our work is just beginning. Communities across North and South Carolina were severely affected by the storm, and the recovery process will surely be long and arduous for many. Code Council staff are in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and...Read More

September 26, 2018
Code Council 2018 Year in Review

The Code Council's program year is coming to an end. Normally around this time we send out the ICC Annual Report with an in-depth overview of our recent accomplishments and major initiatives. But in 2019, we will be releasing a revamped annual report with a new look that presents information in an...Read More

September 25, 2018
Fourth Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing

Bring your golf clubs to Richmond and help raise funds to educate future code officials. Help the Code Council Past Presiding Officers provide training and resources to future code profession leaders by participating on Sunday, October 21, at the Fourth Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing in Richmond. Read More

September 24, 2018
Immediate occupancy in the aftermath of natural disasters

In May 2017, the U.S. Senate tasked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the development of a research plan for a new immediate occupancy performance objective for commercial and residential buildings for all natural hazards. Code Council Government Relations Regional...Read More

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 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 may login to your myICC page and click on your Membership information to validate your Governmental...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