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2020 Building Safety Month’s weekly themes illustrate the reach and importance of the building codes

While the primary theme of the 40th annual Building Safety Month, “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World,” illustrates the broad appeal of the occasion, it’s the weekly themes that break down the wide variety of safety, economic and societal benefits communities enjoy by keeping their building codes updated with the latest model codes. The weekly […]

Code Council’s Technical Training Program continues to thrive, bringing code basics to students

The Code Council’s High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP) started in 2008 to introduce high school students to building codes and the field of building safety. Since its inception, the program has been implemented in more than 20 states, with over 60 participating schools providing certificates to more than 1,500 students. Over the past year, […]

The 2021 International Plumbing Code and International Mechanical Code make an early debut

The Code Council recently announced the release of its 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and International Mechanical Code (IMC). Building codes play a significant role in maintaining safe and healthy communities – permitting more resilient, sustainable and livable structures for generations to come. The IPC and IMC are revised on a three-year cycle through the […]

Code Council names Joan O’Neil as the ICC Chief Knowledge Officer to enhance digital transformation

Joan O’Neil was recently named the Code Council’s new Chief Knowledge Officer, a role which will help the Code Council enhance its digital transformation by creating an enterprise-wide digital strategy for products and services. O’Neil brings extensive experience in leading professional learning and Educational Technology (EdTech) Solution businesses. Previously, she served as Vice President of […]

Alliance for National & Community Resilience updates website to ease access to resiliency resources

The Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) updated its website to make it easier to access resiliency resources and learn about ANCR and its mission. Highlights of the new website include access to the Buildings and Housing Benchmarks; updates on ANCR activities; access to reports, studies and guidance from ANCR and partner organizations; and […]

Code Council assists more states as Louisiana gets HUD approval for $1.2 billion flood mitigation plan

Other states are watching as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approves Louisiana’s action plan for spending $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds, allowing the state to move forward with a plan aiming to reduce flood risk for Baton Rouge and other cities. The plan outlines the state’s approach […]