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Code Council’s Mark Johnson recently appointed as vice president of the RESNET Board of Directors

Mark Johnson, executive vice president and director of business development for the International Code Council, was recently named vice president of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Board of Directors. RESNET is a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States. Johnson joins newly elected board President John Hensley, […]

New FAA rule expanding uses for flying small drones may open doors to uses in worksite inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced a final rule allowing operators to fly small drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, over people under certain circumstances. It expands the circumstances under which drones can operate without a waiver or exemption. This new rule could lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to push for […]

GOT PULSE? Doug Hatch and Kenneth Morong discuss special inspectors, benefits and certification

Episode 36 of the ICC Pulse Podcast spotlights Code Council Assessment Center Program Manager / Test Developer Doug Hatch talking with Special Inspector and Senior Project Manager Kenneth Morong about special inspectors and the benefits of special inspections. They also touch on the benefits of a Code Council certification and Kenneth’s experience serving on the Exam Development Committee for […]

Code Council officials are preparing for virtual Group A Committee Action Hearings April 11-May 5

The International Code Council has begun its 2024 code development process and confirmed its Committee Action Hearings will take place April 11-May 5, 2021. Notifications for ICC Code Committee appointments were sent November 25. Committee rosters online are undergoing updates at this time. Submissions for code change proposals are currently open through January 11, 2021. […]

New FEMA study projects implementing International Codes could save $600 billion by 2060

FEMA just released its landmark study, “Building Codes Save: A National Study,” an in-depth look at the quantified benefits—avoided losses to buildings and building contents—from adopting the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC). As the frequency of natural hazards continue to increase, this study reaffirms that building codes continue to be […]

International Fire Safety Standard outlines common principles, best practices for global approach

The International Code Council recently helped develop and publish the International Fire Safety Standard (IFSS). This guideline outlines common principles and best practices designed to save lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fires. The International Fire Safety Standard is an industry-led global response to addressing differing or, in some cases, non-existent requirements in countries […]

Webinar video designed to help local jurisdictions apply for CARES Act relief before December 30

With the December 30 expiration date looming, code officials and their jurisdictions may find the webinar Use it or Lose it: Federal CARES Act Funding for ICC Digital Codes Premium helpful. Learn about ICC Digital Codes Premium Complete and how code officials and their jurisdictions can secure federal CARES Act funding to support their departments. […]