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‘Prevent, Prepare, Protect’ are the watchwords for the 2021 Building Safety Month in May

The theme for the 41st Annual Building Safety Month is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save,” and with everyone’s safety in mind, all Building Safety Month events will be held virtually this year. Each year, the Code Council, its 64,000 members, and professionals across the building safety landscape participate in the educational and interactive campaign […]

ICC Government Relations staff reach out to governors to put code officials on higher vaccine status

Code Council CEO Dominic Sims recently sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urging the classification of code officials as frontline essential workers. This action is aimed at aligning CDC COVID-19 vaccine guidelines and priorities with standing guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designating code officials as members of the nation’s Essential Critical Infrastructure […]

Don’t miss Thursday’s first-in-a-series webinar on off-site construction and regulatory approaches

You are invited to the first in a series of webinars that introduce off-site construction to Code Council members and stakeholders regarding ICC’s off-site construction business plan. This free webinar covers common technologies and processes for commercial and residential buildings, the key participants in the off-site construction process, and the general regulatory approaches used. The first of […]

Application period ends February 26 for FY 2020 AFG Fire Prevention & Safety grants through FEMA

The deadline is February 26 to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grants. FEMA is hosting webinars through February 16 to familiarize potential applicants with the program. The FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) focuses much needed attention on supporting […]

Improved interactive map tools update building safety professionals on state and global adoptions

The Code Council recently re-launched new and improved tools for building safety professionals and the public to access free information about building code usage in their communities. One is the U.S. code adoption database, which is an interactive map that shares code adoption information at the state and local level. The new and improved version of the […]

Work begins on Group A proposals for virtual Committee Action Hearings set for April 11 to May 5

Work is under way to post the Group A proposed code changes for the virtual Committee Action Hearings, slated for April 11 to May 5. The Group A Codes include the International Building Code (IBC-Egress, IBC-Fire Safety, IBC-General); International Fire Code; International Fuel Gas Code; International Mechanical Code; International Plumbing Code; International Property Maintenance Code; […]

ICC launches the new Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction webpage as an information resource

The Code Council’s new Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction webpage has been launched to meet the broad needs of our membership, whether they are implementing the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or seeking advanced energy and carbon reduction codes and policies beyond the 2021 IECC. On the website, users will find resources for adoption, compliance and […]