Entries by Travis Dawley

Code Council’s 41st annual Building Safety Month keeps the spotlight on safety and resiliency

This week marks the start of the 2021 Building Safety Month (BSM) to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role of building safety professionals in ensuring our communities remain safe, sustainable and resilient. This year’s theme is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” Week 1 highlights energy codes and standards as […]

Series of free virtual educational events are planned during the 2021 Building Safety Month campaign

Throughout Building Safety Month, a series of free virtual educational sessions are available, including: International Energy Conservation Code: 2021 Changes, Getting Involved in the 2024 Process, This webinar – cohosted by the Code Council, AMCA and RESNET – provides information on the significant changes in the 2021 IECC and background on the 2024 IECC development […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: The 2021 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearing to be held in Pittsburgh

With the virtual 2021 Group A Committee Action Hearings ending May 5, preparations are under way to produce a live 2021 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings September 19-28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will have additional measures in place to allow our members, stakeholders and employees […]

Code Council members offered new digital badges to display credentials and membership online

The Code Council is offering a new and innovative way to share your credentials and membership. A Digital Badge represents an authenticated accomplishment, skill, or participation. The badge is housed and managed online. Much like a traditional physical badge or certificate, the digital badge is used as a display to validate your credential/membership and engage […]

Nearly 350 applications received for 2024 International Energy Conservation Code committees

With nearly 350 applications submitted for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Development Committees, interest has been impressive among members hoping to serve on these committees and to held advance energy efficiency and building safety in America’s communities. Next, the Code Council Board of Directors will consider the nominations and appoint the committees. Committee […]

Application deadline is June 29 for International Code Council’s 2021 Sponsored Scholarship cycle

The 2021 Application Form and the Scholarship Recommendation Form for all five of the Sponsored Scholarships are available and due by June 29. Only ONE application is needed to apply for all of the scholarships in the program, which include: ICC General Scholarship Fund  William J. Tangye Scholarship  J.W. “Bill” Neese Scholarship  C.D. Howard Scholarship  […]

Report is available from last fall’s four-part virtual summit on the importance of equitable resilience

FEMA recently released the report from a four-part virtual forum conducted last fall by the Resilient Nation Partnership Network, FEMA and NOAA. The report is titled “Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience: Advancing Equitable Resilience through Partnerships and Diverse Perspectives.” Calling attention to a growing body of research, the report states that “one of the most […]

New Table 4G in NDS supplement on multi-species and country grade marked lumber available

A recent edition of the American Wood Council’s WoodPost featured multi-species grade stamps that require the designer to check each specie’s design values and use the lowest design value among the different species for each design property. These new multi-species grade marks are the result of certain mills producing lumber from two or more species […]

Code Council CEO Dominic Sims weighs in on bipartisan Built to Last Act infrastructure legislation

Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council, was quoted in a congressional press release on the Built to Last Act, a bill introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The bill is intended to help local communities and private firms build stronger, more climate resilient infrastructure to better […]