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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 […]

Organizational changes outlined as the ICC Fire Code Action Committee kicks off its 2020-2023 cycle

The Code Council is ready to kick off the 2020-2023 cycle of Fire Code Action Committee (FCAC) with an organizational consolidation in the process. “All FCAC Regional Work Groups (RWGs) are adjourned and we encourage former RWG members and all other interested parties to shift their energy and contributions to the FCAC Task Group process,” […]

Senate and House members submit bipartisan bill to promote stronger private, public infrastructure

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tina Smith (D-MN) and U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Don Bacon (R-NE), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) recently introduced the bipartisan Built to Last Act to help local communities and private firms build stronger infrastructure to withstand severe weather events. “In recent years, communities in Wisconsin have been […]

Code Council is among sponsors of National Community Development Week April 13-17

The Code Council is among the sponsors of the National Community Development Week to be commemorated April 13-17 across the nation. The effort calls attention to the importance of the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides funding to assist communities in building rehabilitation as well as updating building codes and providing books, […]

SAVE THE DATE! June 8-10 are the dates for the 2020 ICC Chapter Leadership Academy in Denver

On June 8-10, 2020, the Code Council will host its fifth annual Chapter Leadership Academy at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Denver, Colo.  This highly popular event for ICC Chapter activists focuses on management skills for ICC Chapters. Chapters may use their benefit to finance one person (the Chapter President or designee) to the Leadership […]

Upcoming from the ICC Learning Center: Institutes, training, seminars, webinars, etc.

Upcoming from the ICC Learning Center: Institutes, training, seminars, webinars, etc. Online learning is available from the ICC Learning Center. Find course listings you’d like to attend in the Learning Center using the Search function. Single-day training events are an opportunity to focus on topics to ensure your code knowledge stays up to date, with […]

International Code Council and RESNET create new voluntary certification for building safety industry

The International Code Council and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) developed a new certification designation, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)/Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Compliance Specialist. This certification combines the energy code knowledge of code officials with the energy efficiency knowledge of HERS Raters to identify experts in energy plan review and inspection. […]