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 […]
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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 been held in convention centers in Oklahoma City and Denver, but the 2021 Chapter Leadership Academy will be only as far away as your computer. This year’s Academy will be a one-day event and will be held Tuesday, June 8, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Central and 8 a.m. Mountain. Please register […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]