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Interest continues to surge in preventing another record season of wildfire devastation

The year 2020 marked a milestone in wildfires devastation in terms of season length, acres destroyed and intensity, and that is turning more and more attention to the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code and strategies to limit future fire destruction. The Urban Land Institute issued this report on wildfire strategies for real estate that focuses on […]

It’s free and available for you to review and share: The ICC Evaluation Services update video

If you missed the free recent webinar updating Code Council members on the ICC Evaluation Services (ICC-ES), here’s a terrific opportunity to see it and to keep it handy for future reference. The one-hour video shows how ICC-ES helps professionals in the built environment do their daily work. Presenters are Shahin Moinian, President, ICC Evaluation […]

FEMA’s new online data shows natural hazards risks for communities to aid in mitigation planning

The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 criteria. It makes the underlying data available for use by state, local, tribal and territorial partners, and can help communities, especially those with limited mapping and risk assessment capabilities, better prepare for natural hazards by providing standardized risk […]

Interested in Code Council insights? Join the conversations in ICC Membership Councils and MJC

All Code Council members are eligible to join any of the six ICC Membership Councils and, with some additional eligibility requirements, the Major Jurisdiction Committee where a full range of issues are the topics of discussions and work groups aimed at making the ICC Family of Solutions the leader in safety and community-based resiliency. All […]

Annual Code Council top honors awards presented recently at the inaugural ICC Learn Live

The International Code Council honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to their communities, the building safety industry and the Code Council at a special virtual awards event during the inaugural ICC Learn Live. Visit the recently launched 2020 Awards webpage that contains full profiles of the award recipients. The awards and recipients are: The […]

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 […]