Code Council strongly supports infrastructure act to boost safety, resilience and energy conservation
The International Code Council supports the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which sends $500 million to capitalize resilience revolving funds under the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act and a $1 billion investment in the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. Both programs provide resources for the local adoption and implementation of hazard-resistant building codes. Mitigation projects through BRIC are made more competitive through applicants’ adoption and enforcement of resilient codes and standards. To improve drinking water quality, the law provides $15 billion for lead service line replacement projects. “This Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a significant investment in the safety and resiliency of the built environment,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer, International Code Council. “Its commitment to the effective implementation of building energy codes is unprecedented and reflects years of work by the Code Council and other stakeholders.” Read more here.