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Defense legislation leverages a model maintenance code to improve conditions in military housing

Congress recently passed and the President signed into law the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, which authorizes funding and policies for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) programs and requires that privatized military housing meet or exceed requirements set by a nationally recognized, consensus-based, model property maintenance code, such as the […]

ICC joins stake holders in U.S. House testimony on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Virtually every state of our nation experiences some variety of windstorm, and from 1980 to 2017, these natural disasters have resulted in over 5,000 fatalities and $1 trillion in economic losses. That’s why recent testimony from ICC and stake holders before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittees on Research and Technology and Environment stressed support […]

Advisory Council urges FEMA to partner with ICC to protect safety and property with current codes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) statutorily established National Advisory Council (NAC) recently urged the agency to partner with ICC to raise awareness of codes’ mitigation benefits. The report recommended FEMA to encourage up-to-date codes in grant programs that improve community preparedness and resilience. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Congress required the […]

2020 budget packages have several appropriations that are important to America’s built environment.

The U.S. Congress recently passed and President Donald Trump signed into law two spending packages for fiscal year 2020, including an appropriations agreement which funds several programs that benefit the building safety industry and which the International Code Council supported through engagement with lawmakers. They include: A $100 million increase to $3.4 billion total for […]

April 1 is the deadline to submit applications for the prestigious Emory R. Rodgers Fellowship

The deadline to submit applications to receive the 2020 Emory R. Rodgers Leadership in Building Safety Fellowship Award is April 1. Emory R. Rodgers spent more than four decades devoting himself to the building safety profession and to the creation and ongoing development of the International Codes. As a leader in the industry and in […]

DOE report announces that 2018 International Energy Conservation Code helps produce cost savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will improve energy efficiency in residential buildings. In support of this determination, DOE conducted technical analysis evaluating the impacts of the updated code relative to the previous 2015 edition. DOE estimates national savings of approximately: 1.97 percent energy cost savings 1.91 […]

Master Code Professional status gaining popularity and gets a new look with an official MCP jacket

With the creation of a special jacket, the ICC Master Code Professional status is getting a new look as well as its own webpage on the ICC website. Other updates for MCPs include: Updated wall certificate Updated pin Updated welcome letter Sample press release About 800 code professionals have achieved the Master Code Professional status. […]

Preliminary results of Group B voting in person and online have been announced by the Code Council

With the completion of the 2019 Group B Public Committee Hearings in Las Vegas October 23-30 and the post-hearings online voting, the International Code Council recently released the preliminary results which will shape the 2021 International Codes. Click here to see those preliminary results. Keep in mind they are not final as they have yet […]

Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” is the theme of 40th annual Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month for the International Code Council and for communities around the world. But what makes the 2020 Building Safety Month special is it marks its 40th anniversary. Building Safety Month has grown to involve a broad coalition of partners and supporters. It raises awareness about the importance of building codes and […]

Purpose of Region VI

To bring together regulatory agencies, organizations, associations, groups, and individuals engaged in the promulgation, administration, enforcement, and implementations of safety, health and welfare in the construction, maintenance and protection of buildings and structures.