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ICC calls for input on building code changes

The International Code Council (ICC) is hosting its 2019 Committee Action Hearings from April 28 to May 8, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Hearing participants will address potential changes to the International Codes (I-Codes) based on proposals from the building safety community, including code officials, architects, builders, engineers, and fire and energy conservation professionals

2019 Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence

The International Code Council announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety.

ICC applauds committee passage of disaster recovery legislation

The International Code Council (ICC) applauded the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 13 passage of S.3041, which makes new resources available, both pre- and post-disaster, to support the adoption and implementation of current model codes.

ASTM International launches ‘Caribbean Roadshow’ on standards and codes

ASTM International will host several events in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of the “Caribbean Roadshow,” focused on the growing use of ASTM International standards and International Code Council (ICC) codes.

Simpson Strong-Tie sponsors ICC’s Building Safety Month in May

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May. A

Code officials move to update IBC for tall mass timber buildings

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, have concluded with a clear endorsement of building codes that will enable the use of mass timber technologies in buildings ranging up to 18 stories.

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.

Tennessee governor first to proclaim May as Building Safety Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaimed that May 2018 is Building Safety Month, the first U.S. governor to do so this year. Building Safety Month is an annual, global event presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners celebrating the importance of building safety, current safety codes and the role of code officials.

AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 eCourses

The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.
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